HAVRE — The Andrew Rolin era at MSU-Northern begins Saturday in Havre gainst Mayville State. And though plenty of new faces dot the roster and coaching staff, there are plenty of experienced Lights doing their best to help turn the program around.
That includes junior running back Jett Robertson, who missed the entire 2017 season following back surgery to repair bulging discs. It was a long rehab, but Robertson is back on the field and more flexible than ever.
“I can actually touch my toes,” he laughed. “That’s one thing I haven’t been able to do in like three years is touch my toes and ever since I got back surgery, I can touch my toes.”
Robertson averaged 70 all-purpose yards per game in 2016 and is excited to get back on the field, fully healthy. As a leader, he’s doing his best to teach the incoming freshman the ropes. Just like former Northern stars like Zach McKinley and Mario Gabbatto did for him.
“Walking in my freshman year they took me under their wing,” Robertson recalled. “So if I look at these freshman and stuff, I’ll try to come over there and say you guys can ask me anything, if you guys need to get some extra work, we’ll do it. If we need to work on some drills, I’ll be right there to work on the drills with you. Anything happens I’ll be right there to help you, just like those guys helped me.”
Kickoff in Havre is set for 1 p.m.