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Josh Robinson (running back)

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Josh Robinson
Free agent
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1992-08-24) August 24, 1992 (age 28)
Bogalusa, Louisiana
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight:221 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:Franklinton (LA)
College:Mississippi State
NFL Draft:2015 / Round: 6 / Pick: 205
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Rushing attempts:17
Rushing yards:39
Rushing touchdowns:0
Receptions:6
Receiving yards:33
Receiving touchdowns:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Joshua Devonte Robinson Sr.[1] (born August 24, 1992) is an American football running back who is a free agent. He played college football at Mississippi State, and was drafted by the Colts in the sixth round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

Early years

Robinson attended Franklinton High School in Franklinton, Louisiana, where he was a two-sport athlete in both football and track. He helped lead his team to the Louisiana 4A State Championship.[1] He was picked by Louisiana Sports Writers Association to the First-Team All-State 4A squad. He was named Honorable Mention on the Baton Rouge Advocate’s statewide 2011 Super Dozen. As a junior, the Demons went 14-1 and fell one game short of the state championship, losing to Neville High School in the finals. He rushed for 1,315 yards and scored 22 touchdowns, while also adding 11 catches for 205 yards with five more touchdowns. He ran for 1,105 yards during his senior season with 20 touchdowns, and also caught 22 passes for 558 yards and seven more scores. Robinson also participated in varsity track, where he posted a personal-best time of 11.23 seconds in the 100-meter dash.[2]

Considered a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, Robinson was listed as the No. 49 running back in the nation in 2011.[3]

College career

True freshman season (2011)

With Vick Ballard and LaDarius Perkins already established as the Bulldogs' primary running backs, Robinson redshirted the 2011 season.[1]

Redshirt freshman season (2012)

In 2012, Robinson, as the primary backup to Perkins, appeared in 12 games, rushing 55 times for 335 yards and a touchdown. His biggest game was a 7-rush, 91 yard day against Northwestern in the Gator Bowl.[4]

Sophomore season (2013)

Robinson again backed up Perkins in 2013, appearing in all 13 games and rushing 78 times for 459 yards and 3 touchdowns. He had his first 100-yard game in the Bulldogs' 24-17 overtime win against Arkansas.[5]

Junior season (2014)

Robinson was the Bulldogs' starting running back in 2014. He rushed for a career-high 124 yards in a 47-34 win over UAB.[6] He then eclipsed that total with 197 rushing yards in a 34-29 win over LSU,[7] and again with 198 yards in a win over Kentucky.,[8] which is tied for the 8th most single-game rushing yards in school history. Robinson had a career-high 6 receptions and 110 receiving yards as the Bulldogs escaped an upset bid from Arkansas.[9]

Although overshadowed by fellow teammate, Dak Prescott, Robinson was listed as a darkhorse Heisman candidate by various media outlets.[10][11][12] On December 31, 2014, he announced he would forgo his senior season and enter the 2015 NFL Draft.[13] Robinson completed his tenure at Mississippi State by rushing for 75 yards on 13 carries in the Bulldogs' 49–34 loss to Georgia Tech in the Orange Bowl.[14]

College statistics

Rushing Receiving
Year Team Games Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds TD
2012 Mississippi State 12 55 335 6.1 59 1 3 8 0
2013 Mississippi State 13 78 459 5.9 51 3 12 115 0
2014 Mississippi State 13 190 1,203 6.3 73 11 28 370 1
Career 38 323 1,997 6.2 73 15 43 493 1

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
5 ft 8 in
(1.73 m)
217 lb
(98 kg)
29 34 in
(0.76 m)
10 18 in
(0.26 m)
4.70 s N/A s N/A s N/A s N/A s 32 in
(0.81 m)
9 ft 5 in
(2.87 m)
21 reps
All values from NFL Combine[15]

Robinson was drafted in the sixth round (205th overall) of the 2015 NFL draft by the Indianapolis Colts.[16] He agreed to terms with the Colts on May 6.[17] On November 12, 2015, Robinson was waived by the Colts due to a preseason herniated disk in his neck that interfered with his production.[16][18] He was signed to the practice squad on November 13.[19] He became a free agent after the season. Robinson was signed to the practice roster for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League on September 14, 2016, but was released at the beginning of October.[20]

In April 2017, Robinson participated in The Spring League, a showcase for NFL and CFL scouts during the instructional league's inaugural season.[16] Robinson returned for the League's Summer Showcase game on July 15, during which Robinson caught a 63-yard touchdown thrown by Casey Pachall.[21] Several days before the game, Robinson had claimed that the San Francisco 49ers would sign him soon,[22] a transaction which did not occur. Robinson participated in a workout with the Detroit Lions in August.[23][24]

On January 22, 2018, Robinson signed with the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL.[25] Robinson was released before the regular season, on June 7.[26]

In January 2019 Robinson signed a one-year contract to play for the Porvoon Butchers of Finland's Maple League; however, Robinson failed to show up for preseason training camp, and was cut.[27]

Career statistics

Season Team Games Rushing Receiving Fumbles
GP GS Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2015 Indianapolis Colts 5 0 17 39 2.3 8 0 6 33 5.5 9 0 1 1
Total 5 0 17 39 2.3 8 0 6 33 5.5 9 0 1 1

References

  1. ^ a b c "Josh Robinson bio". HailState.com. Retrieved September 16, 2014.
  2. ^ "Sumner Cowgirl Relays - Results (Raw)". Louisiana Milesplit. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  3. ^ "Rivals". n.rivals.com. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  4. ^ "Northwestern beats Miss. State to end bowl victory drought". ESPN.com. January 1, 2013. Retrieved October 15, 2014.
  5. ^ "Mississippi State edges Arkansas 24-17 in overtime". ESPN.com. November 23, 2013. Retrieved October 15, 2014.
  6. ^ "Mississippi State beats UAB 47-34". ESPN.com. September 6, 2014. Retrieved October 15, 2014.
  7. ^ "Dak Prescott leads Mississippi State to first win at No. 8 LSU since 1991". ESPN.com. September 20, 2014. Retrieved October 15, 2014.
  8. ^ "Dak Prescott (3 TDs), No. 1 Mississippi State knock off Kentucky". ESPN.com. October 25, 2014. Retrieved October 26, 2014.
  9. ^ "Dak Prescott's career-high 331 yards lead Mississippi St. past Arkansas". ESPN.com. November 2, 2014. Retrieved November 2, 2014.
  10. ^ Crawford, Brad (October 27, 2014). "SEC Week 9 Heisman Watch: Cooper's unguardable for Crimson Tide". SaturdayDownSouth.com. Retrieved October 27, 2014.
  11. ^ Aschoff, Edward (October 14, 2014). "SEC Heisman watch: Week 7". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 15, 2014.
  12. ^ "Heisman Rankings: Week 7". FoxNews.com. October 13, 2014. Retrieved October 15, 2014.
  13. ^ "Mississippi State RB Josh Robinson declares for 2015 NFL Draft". NFL.com. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  14. ^ "Mississippi State vs. Georgia Tech - Box Score - December 31, 2014 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  15. ^ "NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles - Josh Robinson". www.nfl.com. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  16. ^ a b c Weiner, Natalie (May 10, 2017). "In the Shadow of Dak Prescott: Welcome to the NFL's League of Last Chances". Bleacher Report. Retrieved August 29, 2017.
  17. ^ "Indianapolis Colts agree to terms with five draft picks". blogs.colts.com. May 6, 2015. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  18. ^ "Indianapolis Colts make roster moves". blogs.colts.com. November 12, 2015. Retrieved November 12, 2015.
  19. ^ "Indianapolis Colts make practice squad move". blogs.colts.com. November 13, 2015. Retrieved November 14, 2015.
  20. ^ "Riders' LaBatte signs extension; club releases three players". October 3, 2016. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  21. ^ "Josh Robinson 63 Yard Touchdown Reception From Casey Pachall". www.flofootball.com. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  22. ^ Fucillo, David (July 10, 2017). "49ers to sign RB Josh Robinson, according to Josh Robinson". Niners Nation. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  23. ^ Birkett, Dave (August 8, 2017). "Detroit Lions working out David Cobb, two other RBs on Tuesday". Detroit Free Press. Archived from the original on August 12, 2017. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  24. ^ "Detroit Lions working out David Cobb, two other RBs on Tuesday". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  25. ^ January 22, Presse Canadienne Updated; 2018 (January 22, 2018). "Alouettes shake up roster with four additions, six releases - Montreal Gazette". Retrieved January 14, 2019.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  26. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  27. ^ "Finland: Porvoon Butchers sign ex-NFL RB Josh Robinson". American Football International. January 6, 2019. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
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