|Date of birth:October 10, 1986|
|Place of birth: Atlanta, Georgia|
|NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 5 / Pick: 163|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Carolina Panthers ( 2009– 2011)*|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* First-team All-Big 12 (2007, 2008)|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2009|
|Stats at ArenaFan.com|
George "Duke" Robinson (born October 10, 1986) is a former American football guard. 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.
Robinson attended the University of Oklahoma, where he played for coach Bob Stoops's 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.
2009 NFL DraftEdit
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. He was praised for his leadership, his ability to pass protect and be a force in the running game.
Duke Robinson was signed to the Titans on January 6, 2012. He was then released on April 20, 2012.
Robinson was assigned to the Spokane Shock after the AFL dispersal draft on September 6, 2013.
San Jose SaberCatsEdit
On March 21, 2016, Robinson was assigned to the Jacksonville Sharks.
He is the grandnephew of singer/songwriter Smokey Robinson.
- ↑ http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/prospectrankings/TSX/2009_OG
- ↑ http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/draft/position_rankings?position=G
- ↑ http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1263331
- ↑ "2009 NFL Draft Listing" (in en). https://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/2009/draft.htm.
- ↑ Panthers Draft Robinson in 5th Round
- ↑ Tennessee Titans Duke Robinson
- ↑ Jim Meehan (May 29, 2014). "Shock make changes in secondary, line". www.spokesman.com. The Spokesman-Review. http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2014/may/29/shock-make-changes-in-secondary-line/. Retrieved May 29, 2014.
- ↑ "Soul Acquire Williams in Trade with San Jose". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. June 3, 2014. http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=4801344. Retrieved June 4, 2014.