Duke Robinson

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Duke Robinson
No. -- Free agent
Position: Offensive guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-10-10) October 10, 1986 (age 29)
Place of birth: Atlanta, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 330 lb (150 kg)
Career information
High school: Atlanta (GA) Washington
College: Oklahoma
NFL draft: 2009 / Round: 5 / Pick: 163
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
Games played: 0
Games started: 0
Player stats at NFL.com
Career Arena statistics as of 2013
Receptions: 1
Receiving yards: 9
Tackles: 1
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

George "Duke" Robinson (born October 10, 1986) is an American football guard who is currently a free agent. Robinson played college football for the University of Oklahoma, and was recognized as an All-American twice. He was selected by the Carolina Panthers in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Robinson was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He played high school football at Washington High School in Atlanta.

College career[edit]

Robinson attended the University of Oklahoma, where he played for coach Bob Stoops' Oklahoma Sooners football team from 2005 to 2008. He was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American a junior in 2007, and again as a senior in 2008. He was also a two-time first-team All-Big 12 selection. Sports Illustrated magazine named him to its All-Decade Team in 2009.

Professional career[edit]

2009 NFL Draft[edit]

Robinson was considered the number one guard prospect by many NFL scouting analyst and projected to go 2nd round of the draft until a poor performance in the BCS championship game prior to the draft.[1][2] He was praised for his leadership, his ability to pass protect and be a force in the running game.[3]

Carolina Panthers[edit]

Duke was selected in the 5th round of the 2009 draft with the 163rd overall pick by the Carolina Panthers.[4]

Tennessee Titans[edit]

Duke Robinson was signed to the Titans on January 6, 2012. He was then released on April 20, 2012.[5]

Utah Blaze[edit]

Duke signed with the Utah Blaze of the Arena Football League on May 6, 2013.

Spokane Shock[edit]

Robinson was assigned to the Spokane Shock after the AFL dispersal draft on September 6, 2013.

Philadelphia Soul[edit]

On May 28, 2014, Robinson was traded by the Shock to the Philadelphia Soul for Fred Shaw.[6]

San Jose SaberCats[edit]

On June 2, 2014, Robinson was traded to the San Jose SaberCats for Julius Williams.[7]

Personal[edit]

He is the grandnephew of singer/songwriter Smokey Robinson.

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