Notre Dame WR Corey Robinson elected student body president

Mike Vorel
South Bend Tribune

Just call him Mr. President.

That's the new title for Notre Dame senior wide receiver Corey Robinson, who was elected student body president by his peers on Wednesday. Robinson and vice president-elect Becca Blais received 59.41 percent of the total vote to run away with the election, according to The Observer, Notre Dame's student newspaper.

Robinson, the first Notre Dame football player to serve as student body president, will take office on April 1.

“It feels very humbling to be able to be announced the president and vice president of Notre Dame,” Robinson told The Observer. “It’s [definitely something] we’ve been dreaming about for a long time, and to be able to be here and lead the student body is just something I am very thankful for.”

Robinson's new job, however, won't come at the expense of his old one. The 6-foot-5, 215-pound wide receiver from San Antonio, Texas, and son of NBA Hall of Famer David Robinson will return to the football team for spring practice and his final season of eligibility next fall.

“He’s an extraordinary kid who has great talents, and he just needed to be confirmed in his own mind that I would allow him to do all these things," Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly said of Robinson last week. "We’re excited and proud of the fact that he’s going to run for student body president.”

Robinson wasn't the only Notre Dame football player involved in the election process. Sophomore nose tackle Jerry Tillery served as the campaign manager for juniors Louis Bertolotti and Elizabeth Fenton, who finished in second place with 19.55 percent of the vote.

Within the white lines, Robinson caught 16 passes for 200 yards and one touchdown last season. He has 65 catches for 896 receiving yards and seven scores in his three-year career.

I'm honored and privileged to be elected Student

 Body President of one of the greatest universities in the world. Thx for all your support!

— Corey Robinson (@CoreyRobinson13) February 11, 2016

I'm honored and privileged to be elected Student Body President of one of the greatest universities in the world. Thx for all your support!

— Corey Robinson (@CoreyRobinson13) February 11, 2016

Notre Dame’s Corey Robinson (88) runs the ball after making a catch during the 2016 Fiesta Bowl on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Tribune Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN