Dunta Robinson

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Dunta Robinson
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Robinson before a game in 2012
No. --     Free agent
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-04-11) April 11, 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth: Athens, Georgia
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 183 lb (83 kg)
Career information
High school: Athens (GA) Clarke Central
College: South Carolina
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10
Debuted in 2004 for the Houston Texans
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Tackles 590
Sacks 5.5
Interceptions 17
Stats at NFL.com

Willie Dunta Robinson (/ˈdɒnt/ DON-tay; born April 11, 1982) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Houston Texans 10th overall in the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at South Carolina.

Robinson has also played for the Atlanta Falcons and Kansas City Chiefs.

Early years[edit]

Robinson attended Clarke Central High School in Athens, Georgia and was a three-sport standout in football, basketball, and track. As a senior, on defense, he had four interceptions and eight passes defended. On offense, he rushed for six touchdowns, and ran back a punt and a kickoff for touchdowns.

Professional career[edit]

2004 NFL Combine[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 11 in 186 lb 4.34 s 1.52 s 2.48 s 3.75 s 6.97 s 36 in 10 ft 0 in 15 reps
All values from NFL Combine

Houston Texans[edit]

Robinson was drafted by the Houston Texans 10th overall in the 2004 NFL Draft. He immediately became a starter, starting all 16 games at right cornerback for the Texans his rookie season, recording 87 tackles and six interceptions. During the 2008 season, Robinson became the all-time Texans' interception leader passing Aaron Glenn with 13 career picks.

On February 19, 2009, Robinson became the first Texan in franchise history to be given the franchise tag.[1] Upset at receiving the tag, Robinson subsequently sat out all of Texans training camp before finally signing a one-year, $9.957 million tender a week before the 2009 NFL season began. In the Texans' first game against the New York Jets, Robinson's shoes bore the message "Pay Me Rick," directed at Texans' General Manager Rick Smith. Robinson was fined $25,000 by the NFL for wearing the shoes.[2]

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

On March 5, 2010, as an unrestricted free agent, Robinson signed a six-year contract with the Atlanta Falcons worth $54 million with $22.5 million in guaranteed money.

Robinson was fined $50,000 for an illegal hit on a defenseless player when he hit Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson on October 17, 2010, in Philadelphia.[3]

On September 18, 2011, Robinson made another illegal helmet-to-helmet hit on Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin.[4] The NFL fined him $40,000.[5]

On March 1, 2013, Robinson was released by the Falcons.[6]

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Robinson signed with the Kansas City Chiefs on March 8, 2013.[7] On February 7, 2014, Robinson was released by the Chiefs.[8]


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