Allen Robinson

Allen Bernard Robinson II (born August 24, 1993) is an American football wide receiver for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Penn State.

Allen Robinson
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Robinson in 2019
No. 12 – Chicago Bears
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born:August 24, 1993 (age 25)
Detroit, Michigan
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:211 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school:St. Mary's Preparatory
(Orchard Lake Village, Michigan)
College:Penn State
NFL Draft:2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 61
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Receptions:257
Receiving yards:3,602
Receiving touchdowns:26
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Early years

Robinson attended St. Mary's Preparatory, where he played football, and, in his senior season, led the Eaglets to the Division 3 state championship game. He was a teammate of former Penn State quarterback Rob Bolden.[1]

In addition to football, Robinson was a competitor for the St. Mary's Preparatory track and field team.

Robinson committed to Penn State on November 29, 2010 after being recruited by Penn State assistant coach Ron Vanderlinden.[2] He had also received offers from Minnesota, Buffalo, and Toledo.

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Allen Robinson
WR
Detroit, Michigan St. Mary's Preparatory 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 209 lb (95 kg) Nov 29, 2010 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3 stars
   Rivals:
3 stars
   247SportsN/A
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2011 Team Ranking". Rivals.com.

College career

Freshman season

Robinson appeared in 12 games and caught three passes for 29 yards during his freshman year in 2011 under head coach Joe Paterno. On September 10, 2011, he had one reception for 12 yards, the first of his collegiate career, against Alabama.[3] He made his first career start on the road against Wisconsin in a vital game that would help determine the Big Ten Leaders Division champion.[1] In the game against the Badgers, Robinson would record no statistics.[4]

Sophomore season

After losing Justin Brown, who transferred to Oklahoma, Devon Smith, who transferred to Marshall, and Curtis Drake, who was dismissed after a violation of team rules, Robinson was quickly thrust into the spotlight as the team's number one returning wide receiver in 2012 under new head coach Bill O'Brien.[5][6]

Robinson quickly struck an accord with new coach Bill O'Brien and quarterback Matt McGloin,[7] and subsequently caught nine passes for 97 yards in the team's first game of the year against Ohio on September 1.[8] In the following week, on September 8, he had 10 receptions for 89 yards and one touchdown, the first of his collegiate career, against Virginia.[9] In the first game since Shawney Kersey was dismissed from the team,[10] Robinson responded by catching five passes for 136 yards and three touchdowns against Navy.[11] After the game, Penn State assistant head coach and wide receivers coach Stan Hixon remarked, "Obviously he's made a big improvement from the spring, and from the spring we saw that he has potential to be a really good receiver. Each and every day, he's getting better and better at running routes, coming out of routes, and also, a much better job catching the ball in his hands. He has done a good job getting separation in certain routes, like we ask him to do, and he's been a really good student of the game."[12]

Over the course of the rest of the season, Robinson would churn out some solid efforts statistically. On September 22, he had five receptions for 82 yards and a touchdown against Temple.[13] On October 6, he had nine receptions for 85 yards and two touchdowns against Northwestern.[14] On October 20, he had six receptions for 39 yards and a touchdown against Iowa.[15] Robinson set a single season record for most receptions in a season on November 17 as part of an effort in which he finished with 10 receptions, 197 yards, and three touchdowns against Indiana.[16] He surpassed Bobby Engram and O. J. McDuffie, who had each recorded 63 receptions in a season.[17][18]

In his sophomore season, Robinson totaled 77 receptions for 1,018 yards and 11 touchdowns.[19]

Junior season

Robinson would put together a great junior season in 2013. In Penn State's season opener against Syracuse, Robinson made 11 receptions for 133 receiving yards and caught a touchdown from freshman quarterback Christian Hackenberg.[20] For the second consecutive game, Robinson caught seven passes and scored a touchdown in a victory over the Eastern Michigan.[21] The next week, the Nittany Lions suffered their first loss of the season, while Robinson made nine receptions for 144 yards and a touchdown against Central Florida.[22]

In the fifth game of the regular season at Indiana, Robinson had a season-high 12 receptions for 173 yards, and caught two receiving touchdowns.[23] On October 26, 2013, Robinson tied his season-highs after catching 12 passes for 173 receiving yards and scored a touchdown in a loss to Ohio State.[24] On November 23, 2013, in the penultimate game of his college career, he had eight receptions for 106 yards against Nebraska.[25] In his last career collegiate game, he finished with a total of eight receptions for 122 yards in a victory over Wisconsin.[26] He finished his junior season with a total of 97 receptions for 1,432 receiving yards and 6 touchdown receptions, while starting all 12 regular season games.[27]

Robinson was named an All-American by The Sporting News[28] and Phil Steele named Robinson to his second-team All-America squad.[29] On January 2, 2014, he announced that he would forgo his senior season and enter the 2014 NFL Draft.[30]

College statistics

Receiving
Year Team GP Rec Yards TDs
2011 Penn State 11 3 29 0
2012 Penn State 12 77 1,018 11
2013 Penn State 12 97 1,432 6
College Totals 35 177 2,479 17

Professional career

Coming out of Penn State, Robinson was projected by the majority of analysts and scouts to be a first-to-third round draft selection. NFLDraftScout.com ranked him as the sixth best wide receiver and the 34th overall prospect, while Sports Illustrated ranked him seventh among wide receivers.[31] He was invited to the 2014 NFL Combine and completed the majority of workouts, but elected not to perform the bench press. Robinson participated at Penn State's Pro Day and decided to perform all the drills except the bench and shuttle and was able to improve on all of his combine numbers.[32]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad
6 ft 2[33] in
(1.88 m)
220 lb
(100 kg)
32 in
(0.81 m)
9.5 in
(0.24 m)
4.60[33] s 1.53 s 2.59 s 4.00 s 7.00 s 39 in
(0.99 m)
10 ft 11 in
(3.33 m)
All values from NFL Combine

Jacksonville Jaguars

2014

The Jacksonville Jaguars selected Robinson in the second round (61st overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. He was the 11th wide receiver selected and the second receiver drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2014, behind Marqise Lee who was selected in the second round (39th overall). In addition, Robinson was one of three Penn State Nittany Lions to be selected that year.[34]

On June 21, 2014, the Jaguars signed Robinson to a four-year, $3.51 million contract that included $1.17 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $877,718.[35]

Robinson opened the regular season as the fourth wide receiver behind Marqise Lee, Cecil Shorts, and fellow rookie Allen Hurns.[36][37]

In the Jaguars' season opener on September 7, he caught his first career pass from Chad Henne for no gain in a 34-17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.[38] On September 14, he had four receptions for 75 yards against the Washington Redskins.[39] On September 21, 2014, he earned his first career start and caught seven passes for 79 receiving yards in a loss to the Indianapolis Colts.[40]

On October 12, 2014, he caught a season-high eight passes for 68 receiving yards in a 14-16 loss to the Tennessee Titans.[41] The following week, Robinson caught his first touchdown from fellow rookie Blake Bortles during a 24-6 victory over the Cleveland Browns[42] to help the Jacksonville Jaguars end a nine-game losing streak.[43] On October 26, 2014, he had five receptions for 82 yards and a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins.[44] On November 9, 2014, he had five receptions for 60 yards against the Dallas Cowboys.[45] The game against the Cowboys was Robinson's last game in the 2014 season where he recorded any meaningful statistics due to a stress fracture in his right foot.[46]

Robinson finished his rookie season with 48 receptions for 548 receiving yards and two touchdowns while starting eight games and playing in ten.[47]

2015

The following season, Robinson was named one of the regular season starters, along with fellow second-year player Allen Hurns.

In the season opener, he caught one pass for 27 yards in a 9-20 loss to the Carolina Panthers.[48] The next game, Robinson caught six passes for a season-high 155 receiving yards and scored two touchdowns during a 23-20 victory over the Miami Dolphins[49] On October 11, he had seven receptions for 72 yards and two touchdowns against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[50] In the next game on October 18, he had six receptions for 86 yards and a touchdown against the Houston Texans.[51] He followed up with a solid performance on October 25, when he had six receptions for 98 yards and a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills.[52] On November 8, he had six receptions for 121 yards against the New York Jets.[53] On November 19, he had five receptions for 113 yards against the Tennessee Titans.[54] On December 20, Robinson caught a season-high 10 receptions for 153 yards and a season-high three touchdowns during a 39-42 loss to the Tennessee Titans.[40] On December 27, 2015, he had six receptions for 151 yards and a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints.[55] In the regular season finale on January 3, 2016, he had five receptions for 108 yards against the Houston Texans.[56]

Robinson finished his second season with 80 receptions for 1,400 receiving yards and 14 touchdown receptions.[57] He led the Jaguars in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns during the 2015 season and was the first Jaguars' receiver since Jimmy Smith in 2005 to have over 1,000 receiving yards in a single season.[40]

Robinson was named as a first alternate to the 2016 Pro Bowl and replaced Calvin Johnson, who was unable to participate due to injury.[58] He was ranked 31st by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016.[59]

After Robinson and Hurns both had breakout seasons in 2015 with over 60 receptions, 1,000 receiving yards, and 10 touchdown receptions each, they were nicknamed "Thunder and Lightning" and "The Allen Brothers". Both men stand at 6'3", came into the league in 2014, and share the middle name Bernard.

2016

Robinson entered the 2016 season with high expectations following his spectacular 2015 campaign. On September 11, 2016, in the Jaguars' season-opener against the Green Bay Packers, Robinson caught six passes for 72 receiving yards in a 23-27 loss.[60] On September 25, he made seven receptions for 57 yards, and caught his first two touchdowns of the season during a 17–19 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.[61] During a Week 10 matchup against AFC South rival Houston, Robinson had a nine receptions, 107 receiving yards, and a touchdown during the 21–24 loss.[62] The victory over the Texans was Robinson's first game of the season eclipsing 100 receiving yards. On Christmas Eve, he bounced back and caught nine passes for a season-high 147 receiving yards in a 38–17 victory over their division rival Tennessee Titans.[63]

The Jacksonville Jaguars finished the season with a dismal 3-13 record and head coach Gus Bradley was fired after Week 15. Interim head coach Doug Marrone was hired on January 9, 2017.[40] Robinson finished the 2016 season with 73 receptions for 883 yards and six touchdowns.[64]

2017

During Week 1 against the Houston Texans, Robinson had one reception for 17 yards but had to leave the game with an apparent knee injury.[65] Hours later, it was confirmed that his left knee was diagnosed with a torn ACL, which prematurely ended his 2017 season.[66] He was placed on injured reserve on September 12, 2017.[67]

Chicago Bears

2018

Allen Robinson 2018
Allen Robinson in a game against the San Francisco 49ers in 2018

On March 14, 2018, Robinson signed a three-year, $42 million contract with the Chicago Bears.[68][69] He made his Bears debut in the season opener against the Green Bay Packers, recording a team-high 61 yards.[70] The next week, he brought in a season-high 10 receptions for 83 yards against the Seattle Seahawks.[71] On September 30, he scored his first receiving touchdown with the Bears against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[72] The next week, Allen scored again against the Miami Dolphins, a 12-yard catch, recording 64 yards total on five receptions.[73] In Week 10 against the Detroit Lions, Robinson had six catches for 133 yards and two touchdowns. The Bears won the game 34–22.[74]

Robinson finished the 2018 season with 55 catches for 754 yards and 4 touchdowns. He received an overall grade of 77.7 from Pro Football Focus in 2018, which ranked as the 28th highest grade among all qualifying wide receivers. [75] In the Bears' only playoff game, a defeat to the Philadelphia Eagles, Robinson set two postseason franchise records: 10 receptions (tied with Matt Forte) for 143 yards.[76]

NFL statistics

Year Team Games Receiving
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
2014 JAX 10 8 48 548 11.4 54 2
2015 JAX 16 16 80 1,400 17.5 90T 14
2016 JAX 16 16 73 883 12.1 42 6
2017 JAX 1 1 1 17 17.0 17 0
2018 CHI 13 12 55 754 13.7 43 4
Total 56 53 257 3,602 14.0 90T 26

Postseason

Year Team Games Receiving
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
2018 CHI 1 1 10 143 14.3 1

Jaguars franchise records

  • Most receiving touchdowns in a season – 14 (2015)[77]

Personal life

Robinson was raised by Tracie and Allen Robinson Sr. and has a sister, Ashley. He was a telecommunications major at Penn State. He has an interest in sportscasting[1] and coaching.

Popular culture

Robinson appeared in a Season 6 episode of Ink Master along with Tony Jefferson, Khaseem Greene, Keith Pough, Darius Slay, and Kamerion Wimbley.[78]

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2000–01 Milwaukee Bucks season

The 2000–01 NBA season was the Bucks' 33rd season in the National Basketball Association. During the offseason, the Bucks acquired Lindsey Hunter from the Detroit Pistons, and signed free agent Jerome Kersey. The Bucks got off to a rough start losing nine of their first twelve games, but would win 23 of their next 29 games while posting an 8-game winning streak in January. The Bucks finished first place in the Central Division with a 52–30 record, the franchise's best record since 1985–86. Ray Allen and Glenn Robinson both led the team in scoring averaging 22.0 points per game, and were both selected for the 2001 NBA All-Star Game.

In the first round of the playoffs, led by the trio of Allen, Robinson and Sam Cassell, the Bucks defeated the Orlando Magic in four games. It was the first time the Bucks made it out of the NBA playoffs' first round since 1988–89. Then, in the semifinals, they would defeat the 6th-seeded Charlotte Hornets in seven games after trailing 3–2. However, they would lose in seven games in the conference finals to regular season MVP Allen Iverson and the Philadelphia 76ers. Following the season, Hunter was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, Scott Williams was dealt to the Denver Nuggets and Kersey retired.

Until 2019, the 2000–01 season was the last time the Bucks won 50 games, made it past the opening round of the NBA playoffs, and made it to the Eastern Conference Finals.

2012 All-Big Ten Conference football team

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2012 Penn State Nittany Lions football team

The 2012 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by Bill O'Brien in his first season and played its home games in Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania, US. It was a member of the Big Ten Conference and plays in the Leaders Division. Penn State was ineligible to play in a bowl game for the 2012 season due to sanctions imposed in wake of the Penn State child sex abuse scandal.

O'Brien was hired as Penn State's 15th head football coach, replacing Hall of Fame coach, Joe Paterno. He was introduced as the head coach at a press conference on January 7, 2012. The team added player names to the back of their jerseys to recognize the players who stayed with the program despite adversity, and also wore a blue ribbon to support child abuse victims.After losing its first two games, the Nittany Lions finished their season winning eight of their final 10 to finish with a record of eight wins and four losses (8–4). They were not eligible to participate in a bowl game despite their winning record.

2013 All-Big Ten Conference football team

The 2013 All-Big Ten Conference football team consists of American football players chosen as All-Big Ten Conference players for the 2013 Big Ten Conference football season. The conference recognizes two official All-Big Ten selectors: (1) the Big Ten conference coaches selected separate offensive and defensive units and named first- and second-team players (the "Coaches" team); and (2) a panel of sports writers and broadcasters covering the Big Ten also selected offensive and defensive units and named first- and second-team players (the "Media" team). Only one Big Ten player, Darqueze Dennard of Michigan State, was also selected as a consensus first-team player on the 2013 College Football All-America Team

2013 Big Ten Conference football season

The 2013 Big Ten Conference football season was the 118th season for the Big Ten. The conference began its season on Thursday, August 29, as Minnesota and Indiana began their 2013 season of NCAA Division I FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) competition. Michigan State began their season the following day, and the rest of the conference began their season on September 1.

This was the league's final season as a 12-team conference before Maryland and Rutgers join the Big Ten Conference for the 2014 season. It was also the final season with the "Leaders" and "Legends" divisions; when Maryland and Rutgers join, the conference will reorganize its divisions on a pure geographic basis. The six schools in the Central Time Zone will be joined by Purdue in the new West Division, with the other schools making up the East Division. Under the new setup, the only protected cross-division rivalry game will be Indiana–Purdue.Michigan State upset undefeated Ohio State to win the Big Ten Championship Game. The B1G put seven teams into bowl games, including two into the BCS with Michigan State going to the Rose Bowl and Ohio State to the Orange Bowl. The B1G went 2-5 in bowl games with the only wins coming from Michigan State in the Rose Bowl and Nebraska in the Gator Bowl.

2013 Penn State Nittany Lions football team

The 2013 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented Pennsylvania State University in the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by Bill O'Brien and played its home games in Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania. They were a member of the Big Ten Conference and its Leaders Division. Penn State was ineligible to play in a bowl game for the 2013 season, the second season of a four-year ban, due to NCAA sanctions imposed in the wake of the Penn State child sex abuse scandal.

Before the season, Penn State had an open competition to win the starting quarterback position; true freshman Christian Hackenberg won and started all 12 games for the Nittany Lions. Hackenberg headlined their recruiting class, which also featured tight end Adam Breneman. John Butler was named Penn State's new defensive coordinator upon the departure of Ted Roof. Most predicted Penn State would have a similar season to that of the 2012 team, which won eight games and lost four, but there was uncertainty, as injuries could decimate the team, which was already thin at many positions including offensive line and linebacker, while surprise performances from key players could lift them to success.

Penn State opened the season with two non-conference wins, but lost to the UCF Knights, who ultimately went on to a BCS bowl, the Fiesta, in their third game. Entering conference play, the Nittany Lions were 3–1, and in their first conference game they lost to Indiana before defeating Michigan in a quadruple-overtime thriller. They alternated losses and wins for the remainder of the season, losing to Ohio State, Minnesota, and Nebraska, and defeating Illinois, Purdue, and Wisconsin.

Despite the team never being ranked, several players earned national and conference recognition, headlined by wide receiver Allen Robinson, who was named the Big Ten Conference Receiver of the Year and earned first team all-conference and All-American honors before subsequently announcing he would forgo his senior season and enter the 2014 NFL Draft. Senior John Urschel, an offensive guard, won the William V. Campbell Trophy—sometimes referred to as the "academic Heisman". Hackenberg was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year. Additionally, backup quarterback Tyler Ferguson, who lost the preseason quarterback competition to Hackenberg, announced his intent to transfer. Soon after the season, two coaches—Ron Vanderlinden and Charlie Fisher—left Penn State for undisclosed reasons, though there was speculation that O'Brien forced them out. A few weeks later, O'Brien accepted the head coaching position with the Houston Texans, leaving the Nittany Lions after two seasons. Early in 2014, the Nittany Lions hired James Franklin to replace O'Brien as head coach for the 2014 season.

2014 NFL Draft

The 2014 NFL draft was the 79th annual meeting of National Football League (NFL) franchises to select newly eligible football players to the league. The draft, officially the "Player Selection Meeting", was held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, New York, on May 8th through May 10th, 2014. One of the most anticipated drafts in recent years kicked off on May 8, 2014 at 8 pm EDT. The draft was moved from its traditional time frame in late April due to a scheduling conflict at Radio City Music Hall.There was early discussion and rumors leading up to the draft on the future of staying at the current location in New York City, where it had been held since 1965. Given the increased interest the draft had garnered over the past decade, there was belief that the event may have outgrown Radio City Music Hall, which had been the venue for the past nine drafts. The possibility of extending the draft to four days was also being discussed throughout the months leading up to the draft. The NFL decided in that summer that the 2015 NFL Draft will take place at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.

The Houston Texans opened the draft by selecting defensive end Jadeveon Clowney from the University of South Carolina. The last time a defensive player was taken with the first overall selection was in 2006, when the Texans selected Mario Williams. The Texans also closed the draft with the selection of safety Lonnie Ballentine of the University of Memphis as Mr. Irrelevant, which is the title given to the final player selected.The 2014 NFL draft made history when the St. Louis Rams selected Michael Sam in the seventh round. Sam, who became the first openly gay player to ever be drafted in the NFL, was selected 249th out of 256 picks in the 2014 NFL Draft. After this, Sam's jersey was the second best selling rookie jersey on the NFL's website. Sam came out publicly in the months leading up to the draft.A few notable players drafted in 2014 were Jimmy Garoppolo, Johnny Manziel, Derek Carr, Blake Bortles, Khalil Mack, Odell Beckham Jr., Aaron Donald, Anthony Barr, Allen Robinson, Jadeveon Clowney, Mike Evans, Devonta Freeman, Martavis Bryant, and Sammy Watkins.

2016 Pro Bowl

The 2016 Pro Bowl (branded as the 2016 Pro Bowl presented by USAA for sponsorship reasons) was the National Football League's all-star game for the 2015 season, which was played at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii on January 31, 2016.

Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs and Mike McCarthy of the Green Bay Packers were selected to coach the teams due to their teams being the highest seeded teams from each conference to lose in the Divisional Round of 2015–16 NFL playoffs, which has been the convention since the 2010 Pro Bowl. On January 27, Mike McCarthy announced that he would not be coaching the Pro Bowl due to an illness and also announced that assistant head coach Winston Moss would take over head coaching duties. This was also the sixth consecutive year that the Pro Bowl took place prior to the Super Bowl. At the Pro Bowl Draft, the Chiefs' coaching staff was assigned to Team Rice, and the Packers' coaching staff was assigned to Team Irvin.The game continued the fantasy draft format that debuted with the 2014 Pro Bowl. The two teams were to be drafted and captained by two Hall of Famers, Jerry Rice (winning 2014 Pro Bowl captain) and Michael Irvin (winning 2015 Pro Bowl captain). Darren Woodson and Eric Davis served as defensive co-captains for Irvin and Rice respectively, in both cases reuniting two former teammates (Irvin and Woodson were teammates on the Dallas Cowboys from 1992 to 1999, while Rice and Davis played together with the San Francisco 49ers from 1990 to 1995). The Fantasy draft was held January 27 at 7:30 P.M. EST on ESPN2 at Wheeler Army Airfield in Wahiawa, Hawaii as part of an extension to the NFL's military appreciation campaign.

Blue Ridge, Houston

Blue Ridge is a community in Houston, Texas, United States that used to be a distinct unincorporated area in northeast Fort Bend County. The community, which was also known as Hobby, is located on a ridge of Oyster Creek, 16 miles (26 km) east of Richmond. The section of Blue Ridge within the Houston City Limits is known as the Fort Bend-Houston Super Neighborhood #41.

Chaz Robinson

Chaz Miracle Allen Robinson (born November 8, 1992) is an indoor American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was born in Newport News, Virginia and was raised in Hampton, Virginia. In high school, Robinson decided to play high school football for Phoebus High School in Hampton. Robinson continued his football career playing college football for St. Augustine's University. During his senior season at St. Augustine's, Robinson was named the Co-Defensive Player of the Year in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA). After graduating in 2014, Robinson signed with the Blacktips of the Fall Experimental Football League (FXFL). Following the fall season, Robinson signed with the York Capitals.

Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears are a professional American football team based in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's National Football Conference (NFC) North division. The Bears have won nine NFL Championships, including one Super Bowl, and hold the NFL record for the most enshrinees in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the most retired jersey numbers. The Bears have also recorded more victories than any other NFL franchise.The franchise was founded in Decatur, Illinois, on September 17, 1920, and moved to Chicago in 1921. It is one of only two remaining franchises from the NFL's founding in 1920, along with the Arizona Cardinals, which was originally also in Chicago. The team played home games at Wrigley Field on Chicago's North Side through the 1970 season; they now play at Soldier Field on the Near South Side, next to Lake Michigan. The Bears have a long-standing rivalry with the Green Bay Packers.The team headquarters, Halas Hall, is in the Chicago suburb of Lake Forest, Illinois. The Bears practice at adjoining facilities there during the season. Since 2002, the Bears have held their annual training camp, from late July to mid-August, at Ward Field on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois.

Dar Robinson

Dar Allen Robinson (March 26, 1947 – November 21, 1986) was an American stunt performer and actor. Robinson broke 19 world records and set 21 "world's firsts." He invented the decelerator (use of dragline cables rather than airbags for a "high fall gag", or a stunt calling for a jump from a high place) which allowed a cameraman to film a top-down view of the stuntman as he fell without accidentally showing the airbag on the ground. This was brilliantly displayed in his fall from the hotel in the movie Stick. The original decelerator can still be seen on display in Moab, Utah.

Mark P. Robinson

Mark Prever Robinson (July 4, 1852 – April 2, 1915) was a Hawaiian business magnate and politician. He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Hawaii under the reign of Liliuokalani. During times of political upheaval and financial stress of Hawaii's changing governments, Robinson joined with other business men to come to the financial aid of the government.

Marqise Lee

Marqise Lee (born November 25, 1991) is an American football wide receiver for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Jaguars in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at USC, where he was the 2012 Biletnikoff Award winner as the nation's top receiver and a unanimous All-American.

Penn State Nittany Lions football statistical leaders

The Penn State Nittany Lions football statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the Penn State Nittany Lions football program in various categories, including passing, rushing, receiving, total offense, defensive stats, and kicking. Within those areas, the lists identify single-game, single-season, and career leaders. The Nittany Lions represent Pennsylvania State University in the NCAA's Big Ten Conference.

Although Penn State began competing in intercollegiate football in 1887, the school's official record book considers the "modern era" to have begun in 1970. Records from before this year are often incomplete and inconsistent, and they are generally not included in these lists.

These lists are dominated by more recent players for several reasons:

Since 1970, seasons have increased from 10 games to 11 and then 12 games in length.

The NCAA didn't allow freshmen to play varsity football until 1972 (with the exception of the World War II years), allowing players to have four-year careers.

Bowl games only began counting toward single-season and career statistics in 2002, allowing players in most seasons since then an extra game to accumulate statistics.These lists are updated through November 4, 2017, after the first nine games of the 2017 season.

Sandra Dee Robinson

Sandra Dee Robinson, also sometimes credited as Sandra Robinson (born March 23, 1967), is an American actress, former beauty pageant contestant, and founder of the media training and consulting firm Charisma On Camera.

Sydney Robinson (trade unionist)

Sydney Allen Robinson (13 August 1905 – 10 April 1978) was a British trade unionist.

Robinson grew up in Clophill in Northamptonshire before becoming a shoemaker. He joined the National Union of Boot and Shoe Operatives (NUBSO), and became a full-time officer in 1939, then national organiser in 1947, and Assistant General Secretary in 1949.In 1957, Robinson was elected as General President of NUBSO, and he won a place on the General Council of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) two years later. In 1966, he was appointed to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission, and this became his main focus after his retirement from his trade union posts in 1970. In 1972, he was also appointed to the TUC-CBI Conciliation Panel, and he remained active until his death in 1978.

Walter Allen Robinson

Walter Allen Robinson (1839 – 11 June 1895) was a British administrator who was appointed the first Principal of Aitchison College, Lahore, then in British India, on 20 November 1886.

Robinson was survived by his son, Sir Sydney Maddock Robinson, the Chief Justice of Burma and a daughter who was married in late April 1895, two months before her father died at 3 p.m. on 11 June 1895 of a sun stroke. He is buried in the Taxalie Gate cemetery in Lahore, Pakistan.

William Robinson (Rhode Island)

William Robinson (January 26, 1693 – September 19, 1751) was a deputy governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. The son of Rowland and Mary (Allen) Robinson of South Kingstown in the Rhode Island colony, his father was a relatively late immigrant to Rhode Island, arriving in Newport from Cumberland, England in 1675.Robinson first served in a civil capacity in 1724, becoming Deputy from South Kingstown, and subsequently served an additional eight terms. In 1735 and again in 1741 he was the Speaker of the House of Deputies. In 1742 he was appointed by the Assembly with four others to determine if the "woods" part of Newport, consisting mostly of farmers, should be set apart from the "compact" part of Newport, consisting mostly of merchants and tradesmen. The following year the "woods" part became the new town of Middletown. In 1745 Robinson was selected as Deputy Governor of the colony for a one year term, and then selected again in 1747 for another term, serving under Governor Gideon Wanton both times.

Robinson married twice, first to Martha, the daughter of John and Sarah (Wilson) Potter with whom he had five children. Following Martha's death he married Abigail, the widow of Caleb Hazard, and daughter of William and Abigail (Remington) Gardiner. This marriage resulted in eight more children. Robinson died on September 19, 1751 in South Kingstown, leaving a very large estate to his heirs, valued at over 21,000 pounds. He is buried in a Robinson family cemetery near Narragansett Pier.

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