Duke Robinson
Offensive guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-10-10) October 10, 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth: Atlanta, Georgia
Career information
College: Oklahoma
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 5 / Pick: 163
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Carolina Panthers ( 2009 2011)*
Career highlights and awards
* First-team All-Big 12 (2007, 2008)
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
Games played     0
Games started     0
Receptions     1
Receiving yards     9
Tackles     1
Stats at

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.

Early yearsEdit

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

College careerEdit

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.

Professional careerEdit

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.[1][2] He was praised for his leadership, his ability to pass protect and be a force in the running game.[3]

Carolina PanthersEdit

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

Tennessee TitansEdit

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

Utah BlazeEdit

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

Spokane ShockEdit

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

Philadelphia SoulEdit

On May 28, 2014, Robinson was traded by the Shock to the Philadelphia Soul for Fred Shaw.[7]

San Jose SaberCatsEdit

On June 2, 2014, Robinson was traded to the San Jose SaberCats for Julius Williams.[8]

Jacksonville SharksEdit

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

Portland SteelEdit

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

Personal lifeEdit

He is the grandnephew of singer/songwriter Smokey Robinson.


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