Noles defensive end looks to football to escape damage from Hurricane Michael

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By: Kevin Keane | WCTV Eyewitness SportsOctober 17, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- For the Florida State football team, this week has been business as usual as the team prepares for their homecoming game against Wake Forest

But for defensive end Janarius Robinson, the past five days have been anything but normal.

Last week, Robinson’s long-time family home in Panama City was completely destroyed.

On Wednesday, Robinson described the devastation for him and his family, but also said playing football this weekend will be a welcome escape for what happened to them last week.

“It was very weird because like it looked like someone dropped a nuclear bomb on us and like everything was destroyed from like buildings to schools to houses, churches, everything like that," he said. "If you didn't know where you were, you wouldn't know cause nothing looks the same.

"She [Robinson’s mom] wanted me to get my mind off it and focus on things cause this is the way I can get my family back on its feet, so coming out here doing what I can to help my family that can put me in a good situation,” Robinson continued.

Robinson did say that he will play on Saturday against Wake Forest, calling the game a chance to bring some positivity back to his family. In addition, he and the university set up a GoFundMe page to help his family after the damage from Michael.

That account was only up for a couple hours before racking up $40,000.

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