Robinson with the Minnesota Vikings in 2013
|No. 26 Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Date of birth:||January 8, 1991|
|Place of birth:||Fort Lauderdale, Florida|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||200 lb (91 kg)|
|High school:||Plantation (FL)|
|NFL Draft:||2012 / Round: 3 / Pick: 66|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2016|
Joshua Robinson (born January 8, 1991) is an American football cornerback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Central Florida and earned numerous Freshman All-American honors in 2009. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
Robinson attended Plantation High School in Plantation, Florida. He played wide receiver, running back and cornerback for the Colonels. He was coached by Steve Davis. As a junior, he posted 15 catches for 286 yards and two touchdowns, while also rushing for 136 yards and amassing three touchdowns on kick returns. He recorded 18 receptions for 364 yards during an injury-filled senior year. He was selected for the Dade-Broward All-Star Game
Robinson was also a standout athlete for the school's track team. At the 2008 BCAA North Central Prelims, he placed 4th in the 100 meters, with a career-best time of 10.77 seconds, in addition to a 2nd place in the 200 meters, with another career-best time of 21.61 seconds. He also competed in long jump.
Robinson attended the University of Central Florida, and he played for the UCF Knights football team. He started 35 of his 38 career games played. He earned 1st-Team All-Conference USA as a sophomore and junior while garnering 2nd-Team honors as a true freshman. He set the UCF freshman record with 6 interceptions as a true freshman in 2009 and his 6 picks tied for 2nd in the Knights’ single-season records. He notched 10 career interceptions, good for 5th in UCF history and his 147 career interception return yards ranks 8th in school history. He notched 15 passes defensed as a junior, which tied for 2nd in UCF history in a season. He also scored 3 career touchdowns.
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40‑yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20‑ss||3‑cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP|
|5 ft 10 in||199 lb||31 1⁄4 in||9 1⁄4 in||4.33 s||1.48 s||2.49 s||3.97 s||6.55 s||38.5 in||11 ft 1 in||17 reps|
|All values from NFL Combine|
Robinson signed with the Minnesota Vikings on July 25, 2012. He recorded his first career interception on September 23, 2012 against QB Alex Smith of the San Francisco 49ers. He finished with 2 interceptions his rookie year.
Robinson played in only 10 games in 2013, registering 58 tackles and no interceptions.
Robinson had the best year of his career statistically in 2014, having a career-high in interceptions (3) and pass deflections (8).
Robinson began the season by tearing his pectoral muscle in team OTAs. Robinson had the worst year of his career in 2015, playing in only 5 games with 2 tackles, no pass deflections and no interceptions.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
On March 12, 2017, Robinson signed a two-year, $6.5 million contract extension with the Buccaneers.
Robinson publicly announced his beliefs opposing same-sex marriage. After the Supreme Court of the United States released their decision on Obergefell v. Hodges allowing same-sex marriages nationwide, Robinson made headlines when he compared same-sex marriage to incest and pedophilia.
- "2009 CFN All-Freshman Defensive Team". College Football News. December 8, 2009.
- "AON Insurance/FWAA Freshman All-America Team". Football Writers Association of America. January 7, 2010.
- "Vikings sign third-round CB Robinson".
- Buccaneers Sign CB Josh Robinson
- "Bucs Have it Covered, Re-Sign Robinson". Buccaneers.com. March 12, 2017.
- "Vikings CB Josh Robinson compares gay marriage to pedophilia, incest". Sports Illustrated. Jun 26, 2015. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
- Zeigler, Cyd (Jun 26, 2015). "Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson compares gay marriage to pedophilia and incest". OUTSports. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
- Watkins, Jasmine (Jun 26, 2015). "Vikings Cornerback Josh Robinson Compares Same-Sex Marriage to Pedophilia and Incest". Athlon Sports. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
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