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Keenan Robinson

Keenan Robinson
Robinson playing for the Redskins in 2014.
No. 52     Washington Redskins
Inside Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-07-07) July 7, 1989
Place of birth: Omaha, Nebraska
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 238 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High school: Plano (TX) East
College: Texas
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 4 / Pick: 119
Debuted in 2012 for the Washington Redskins
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 9, 2014
Tackles 87
Quarterback sacks 1.5
Pass deflections 1
Interceptions 1
Stats at

Keenan Robinson (born July 7, 1989[1]) is an American football linebacker for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He was selected in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Redskins.[2] He played college football for the University of Texas.


  • Early years 1
    • Recruiting 1.1
  • College career 2
  • Professional career 3
    • 2012 NFL Combine 3.1
    • Washington Redskins 3.2
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Early years

Born in Omaha, Nebraska, Robinson attended Plano East Senior High School in Plano, Texas, where he played football and ran track. In football, he played linebacker and defensive end, recording 273 career tackles with nine tackles for loss, five sacks, five forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries, six PBU, an INT and a blocked punt. He was named an All-American by USA Today and Parade in 2006.

In track & field, Robinson was a two-time letterman, and was one of the state's top performers in the triple jump. He won the district triple jump championship as a junior. He got top-jumps of 6.71 meters (21 ft 11 in) in the long jump and 13.88 meters (45 ft 5 in) in the triple jump as a senior.[3] In addition, he ran a 4.5 40-yard dash, bench-pressed 280 pounds and squatted 450 pounds.


Regarded as a four-star recruit by, Robinson was listed as the No. 4 outside linebacker prospect in the class of 2007. He chose Texas over scholarship offers from Oklahoma State and Texas A&M, among others.[4]

College career

Robinson redshirted his initial year at Texas and spent the 2008 season mostly on special teams. As a sophomore, he started 14 games at outside linebacker and earned an honorable mention All-Big 12 selection.

Professional career

2012 NFL Combine

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 3 in 242 lb 33 in 9¾ in 4.72 s 36.5 in 10 ft 5 in 27 reps
All values from NFL Combine[5]

Washington Redskins

Robinson was drafted in the fourth round of 2012 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins.[6] Defensive coordinator, Jim Haslett, announced that Robinson will switch from the outside linebacker position to inside linebacker.[7] On May 17, 2012, he officially signed with the Redskins to a four-year contract.[8] He suffered a tear in his right pectoral muscle in the Week 12 win against the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving.[9] On November 26, 2012, Robinson was placed on injured reserve.[10] Serving as a back-up to Perry Riley and on special teams,[11] he recorded a total of 11 tackles.

On July 26, 2013, it was announced Robinson tore his left pectoral muscle the first day of training camp for the 2013 season and had expected to be inactive for three to five months.[12] He was officially placed on injured reserve for the second year in a row on August 26.[13]

Robinson became a starter for the 2014 season, following the retirement of London Fletcher. In Week 1 of the 2014 season, he made his first career NFL start, in a 6-17 loss against the Houston Texans, recording a total of 6 tackles. In a Week 4 14-45 Thursday Night loss against the New York Giants, Robinson recorded his first career interception off an Eli Manning pass that was knocked out of the hands of Giants receiver Rueben Randle by Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather and was then picked off by Robinson. He had also recorded a total of 13 tackles in that game. In a Week 7 19-17 win against the Tennessee Titans, Robinson recorded a career-high 14 total tackles. He was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance. On Veterans Day 2014, Robinson received the Ed Block Courage Award as he was the Redskins' recipient for the annual award. [14]


  1. ^ "Keenan Robinson Recruiting Profile". 
  2. ^ "2012 NFL Draft Pick List and Results - Round 4". April 28, 2012. 
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Outside linebackers 2007". January 25, 2007. 
  5. ^ NFL Combine Profile
  6. ^ Fitzgerald, Gary (April 28, 2012). "Redskins Draft Cousins, Robinson In Fourth". Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  7. ^ Jones, Mike (April 28, 2012). "Redskins take ILB Keenan Robinson in fourth round". Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  8. ^ Jones, Mike (May 17, 2012). "Redskins sign fourth-round pick, ILB Keenan Robinson". Retrieved 2012-05-20. 
  9. ^ Tinsman, Brian (November 26, 2012). "Redskins Linebacker Health In Question". Retrieved 2012-11-26. 
  10. ^ Tinsman, Brian (November 26, 2012). "Redskins Sign Muckelroy, Robinson To IR". Retrieved 2012-11-26. 
  11. ^ Zimmet, Daniel (October 25, 2012). "Robinson Learning From Top Role Model". Retrieved 2012-12-01. 
  12. ^ Jones, Mike (July 26, 2013). "Keenan Robinson out three to five months with torn pectoral muscle". Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  13. ^ Tinsman, Brian (August 26, 2013). "Redskins Trim Roster Ahead Of Cuts". Retrieved 2013-08-26. 
  14. ^ Bullock, Mark (September 5, 2014). "What to expect from Keenan Robinson as Redskins’ new ‘Mike’ linebacker". Retrieved 2014-10-05. 

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from • ESPN • Pro-Football-Reference
  • Washington Redskins bio
  • Texas Longhorns bio
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