Aldrick Robinson

Aldrick Robinson

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Robinson at Redskins training camp in 2012
No. 19Atlanta Falcons
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-09-24) September 24, 1988
Place of birth: Dallas, Texas
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 184 lb (83 kg)
Career information
High school: Waxahachie (TX)
College: SMU
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 6 / Pick: 178
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 5, 2016
Receptions: 36
Receiving yards: 699
Receiving touchdowns: 6
Player stats at

Aldrick Robinson (born September 24, 1988) is an American football wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). He was selected in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft with the 178th pick by the Washington Redskins. He played college football at Southern Methodist University.

Early life

Robinson attended Waxahachie High School in Waxahachie, Texas, where he played football. As a junior, he recorded 21 receptions for 651 yards and eight touchdowns. As a senior, he recorded 29 receptions for 647 yards and eight touchdowns and over 1,500 all-purpose yards. He was also named the team most valuable player, a PrepStar all-region and a two-time all-district player. He was ranked 96th on The Dallas Morning News Area Top 100 list and named a Dave Campbell's Texas Football Player to Watch.[1]

He was ranked a two-star prospect by and Robinson received a scholarship offer from Kansas, but turned it down in order to attend SMU.[1]

College career

He enrolled at Southern Methodist University as a management science pre-major. As a true freshman in 2007, he saw action in nine games and recorded ten receptions for 166 yards. Against Rice, he returned three kicks for 80 yards. He recorded his season-high of three passes against Tulsa and season-long 48-yard receptions against Houston.[1]

In 2008, he started in ten games and recorded 59 receptions for 1,047 yards and 11 touchdowns. He tied the SMU single-season touchdown record and became the third Mustang to compile a 1,000-yard season. His 210 yards against UCF was the all-time second-highest for a game at SMU and caught the school's second-longest touchdown reception at 94 yards. Robinson was named an honorable mention All-Conference USA player and to the Pegasus News All-DFW College Football Team.[1]

SMU head coach June Jones called him the fastest player he has coached and projected him as a first-day NFL Draft selection.[2] In spring 2009, College Football News included him among their "120 Players to Know".[2] named him to their 2009 Underdog Award watchlist.[3]

Robinson also competed in track and field. He finished second in the 200-meter dash at the University Interscholastic League (UIL) 4A State Championship with a time of 21.48 seconds, and won the 100-meter dash at the Texas Relays with a time of 10.49 seconds.[1]

Professional career

2011 NFL Combine

Pre-draft measurables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 10 in 184 lb2912 in834 in 4.35 s 1.55 s 2.46 s 4.09 s 6.65 s 40 in 10 ft 6 in 17 reps
All values from NFL Combine[4][5]

Washington Redskins

2011 Season

Robinson was selected by the Washington Redskins in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. On September 3, he was waived, but placed on the practice squad on September 6.[6] Robinson was activated to the active roster on December 27, filling the spot left open after Ryan Torain was waived.[7]

2012 Season

At the start of 2012 training camp, it was announced that Robinson was taking reps as a punt returner, providing competition for Brandon Banks.[8] After having an impressive performance in the preseason,[9] he made the final 53-man roster at the start of the 2012 season.[10] Robinson made his NFL debut in the 2012 season opener win against the New Orleans Saints, subbing in for Pierre Garçon, who missed the entire second half of the game after suffering a foot injury.[11] In the game, he recorded 52 yards on four receptions and scored his first career touchdown.[12][13] In Week 2 against the St. Louis Rams, Robinson had his first career start in place of an injured Garçon.[14] Though he recorded 40 yards on two receptions, he dropped a crucial 57-yard pass that hit him in the chest in the fourth quarter that could've helped the Redskins beat the Rams in their 31-28 loss.[15][16] During pre-game warm-ups for the Week 4 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Brandon Meriweather collided with him and both were inactive for the game, due to Meriweather re-injuring his knee and Robinson out with a concussion.[17] In the Week 11 win against the Philadelphia Eagles, Robinson scored his second career touchdown after catching a 49-yard touchdown pass from Robert Griffin III.[18] The following week, he caught a 68-yard touchdown pass in the Redskins' victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving.[19]

2013 Season

After having a quiet start to the season, Robinson caught two passes for 75 yards, which included a 45-yard touchdown reception from Robert Griffin III in the 45-41 Week 7 win against the Chicago Bears.[20][21] In Week 11, he scored a 41-yard touchdown pass against the Philadelphia Eagles.[22]

2014 Season

On February 6, 2014, Robinson re-signed with the Redskins on a one-year deal.[23] On April 2, 2014, Robinson announced that he would be switching over to number 15, allowing new teammate DeSean Jackson to wear number 11.[24] He was waived on December 6.[25]

Baltimore Ravens

Robinson signed with the Baltimore Ravens practice squad on December 9, 2014.[26]

On January 23, 2015, Robinson signed a futures contract with the Ravens.[27] He was released by the Ravens on August 29, 2015.[28]

Atlanta Falcons

Robinson signed with the Atlanta Falcons on March 15, 2016.[29] In week 4 vs. Carolina, Robinson recorded 2 catches for 48 yards and his 1st touchdown in nearly 3 seasons.


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  2. 1 2 120 Players You Need To Know: SMU WR Aldrick Robinson, College Football News, March 25, 2009.
  3. 2009 UNDERDOG AWARD Watch List Candidates, National, April 15, 2009.
  4. NFL Combine Profile
  5. NFL Draft Scout Profile
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  9. Tinsman, Brian (August 18, 2012). "Robinson: 'I'm A Game Time Player'". Retrieved 2012-09-01.
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  17. Campbell, Rich (October 1, 2012). "Brandon Meriweather out a week, Aldrick Robinson out indefinitely after collision". Archived from the original on 2012-10-05. Retrieved 2012-10-02.
  18. Tinsman, Brian (November 18, 2012). "Redskins Stifle Eagles At Home, Win 31-6". Retrieved 2012-11-22.
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  23. Jones, Mike (February 6, 2014). "Redskins re-sign wide receiver Aldrick Robinson". Retrieved 2014-02-08.
  24. Lingebach, Chris. "Major Jersey Shakeup Involving DeSean Jackson, Cousins, Roberts, Clark". CBS Washington. Retrieved 17 April 2014.
  25. Wesseling, Chris (December 6, 2014). "Aldrick Robinson cut by Washington Redskins". Retrieved 2014-12-07.
  26. Butt, Jason. "Antoine Cason's signing among Ravens roster moves". Balitmore Beatdown. Retrieved 9 December 2014.
  27. Wilkening, Mike (January 23, 2015). "Ravens sign WR Aldrick Robinson to reserve/future deal". Retrieved 2015-03-08.
  28. Hensley, Jamison (August 31, 2015). "Ravens trim roster to 82 by cutting eight players". Retrieved September 1, 2015.

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