Junior Robinson
No. 22, 27     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1968-02-03)February 3, 1968
Place of birth: High Point, North Carolina
Date of death: September 30, 1995(1995-09-30) (aged 27)
Place of death: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Career information
College: East Carolina
NFL Draft: 1990 / Round: 5 / Pick: 110
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* New England Patriots ( 1990)
Career highlights and awards
* TSN second-team All-American (1989)
Games played     26
Kick returns     11
Kick return yards     211

David Lee Robinson Jr. (February 3, 1968 – September 30, 1995) was an American professional football defensive back who played in the National Football League (NFL), the World League of American Football (WLAF), and the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played for the New England Patriots and Detroit Lions of the NFL, the Sacramento Surge of the WLAF, and the Sacramento Gold Miners and Memphis Mad Dogs of the CFL. Robinson played collegiately at East Carolina University.

Early years and college career

Professional career

Robinson was selected by the New England Patriots in the fifth round (110th pick overall) of the 1990 NFL Draft.[1] He signed with the team on July 19, 1990. During his rookie season, he appeared in all 16 regular season games and returned 11 kickoffs for 211 yards, averaging 19.2 yards per return.[2] The Patriots released him in final roster cuts on August 26, 1991.[3]


Robinson died in a car accident on September 30, 1995.[4]



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