Duke Robinson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Duke Robinson
Portland Steel
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: Duke
NFL draft: 2009 / Round: 5 / Pick: 163
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
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 for the Portland Steel of the Arena Football League (AFL). 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]

Jacksonville Sharks[edit]

On March 21, 2016, Robinson was assigned to the Jacksonville Sharks.

Portland Steel[edit]

On April 25, 2016, Robinson was traded to the Portland Steel for Jamar Howard.


He is the grandnephew of singer/songwriter Smokey Robinson.


External links[edit]