Keenan Robinson
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Robinson with the Washington Redskins in 2014
No. 52, 57, 48
Personal information
Born: (1989-07-07) July 7, 1989 (age 30)
Omaha, Nebraska
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school:Plano East (Plano, Texas)
NFL Draft:2012 / Round: 4 / Pick: 119
Career history
* Washington Redskins ( 2012 2015)
Career highlights and awards
* USA Today High School All-American (2006)
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Total tackles:298
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:2
Player stats at

Keenan Robinson (born July 7, 1989[1]) is a former American football linebacker. He played college football for the University of Texas, and was selected by the Washington Redskins in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He also played for the New York Giants and the Buffalo Bills.

Early lifeEdit

Born in Omaha, Nebraska, Robinson attended Plano East Senior High School in Plano, Texas, where he played football and ran track. In football, he played linebacker and defensive end, recording 273 career tackles with nine tackles for loss, five sacks, five forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries, six PBU, an interception, and a blocked punt. He was named an All-American by USA Today and Parade in 2006.

In track & field, Robinson was a two-time letterman, and was one of the state's top performers in the triple jump. He won the district triple jump championship as a junior. He got top-jumps of 6.71 meters (21 ft 11 in) in the long jump and 13.88 meters (45 ft 5 in) in the triple jump as a senior.[2] In addition, he ran a 4.5 40-yard dash, bench-pressed 280 pounds and squatted 450 pounds.


Regarded as a four-star recruit by, Robinson was listed as the No. 4 outside linebacker prospect in the class of 2007. He chose Texas over scholarship offers from Oklahoma State and Texas A&M, among others.[3]

College careerEdit

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Robinson redshirted his initial year at Texas and spent the 2008 season mostly on special teams. As a sophomore, he started 14 games at outside linebacker and earned an honorable mention All-Big 12 selection.

In 2011, Keenan was initiated into the Iota Delta chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity at the University of Texas at Austin.

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 3 in 242 lb33 in9¾ in 4.72 s 36.5 in 10 ft 5 in 27 reps

Washington RedskinsEdit

Robinson was drafted in the fourth round of 2012 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins.[4] Defensive coordinator, Jim Haslett, announced that Robinson will switch from the outside linebacker position to inside linebacker.[5] On May 17, 2012, he officially signed with the Redskins to a four-year contract.[6] He suffered a tear in his right pectoral muscle in the Week 12 win against the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving.[7] On November 26, 2012, Robinson was placed on injured reserve.[8] Serving as a back-up to Perry Riley and on special teams,[9] he recorded a total of 11 tackles.

File:Keenan robinson redskins.jpg

On July 26, 2013, it was announced Robinson tore his left pectoral muscle the first day of training camp for the 2013 season and had expected to be inactive for three to five months.[10] He was officially placed on injured reserve for the second year in a row on August 26.[11]

Robinson became a starter for the 2014 season, following the retirement of London Fletcher.[12] In Week 1 of the 2014 season, he made his first career NFL start, in a 17-6 loss against the Houston Texans, in which he recorded a total of 6 tackles. In a Week 4 45-14 Thursday Night loss against the New York Giants, Robinson recorded his first career interception off an Eli Manning pass that was knocked out of the hands of Giants receiver Rueben Randle by Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather and was then picked off by Robinson. He had also recorded a total of 13 tackles in that game. In a Week 7 19-17 win against the Tennessee Titans, Robinson recorded a career-high 14 total tackles. He was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance.[13] On Veterans Day 2014, Robinson received the Ed Block Courage Award as he was the Redskins' recipient for the annual award.[14]

In a Week 4, 2015, game against the New England Patriots, Robinson recorded his second career interception against Tom Brady.[15]

New York GiantsEdit

On March 10, 2016, Robinson signed a one-year contract with the New York Giants.[16]

On March 21, 2017, Robinson re-signed with the Giants.[17] He was placed on injured reserve on November 14, 2017 after suffering a quad injury in Week 9.

Buffalo BillsEdit

On July 24, 2018, Robinson signed with the Buffalo Bills.[18]

On August 23, 2018, Robinson announced his retirement from the NFL.[19][20]


  1. "Keenan Robinson Recruiting Profile".
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 5, 2014. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  3. "Outside linebackers 2007". January 25, 2007.
  4. Fitzgerald, Gary (April 28, 2012). "Redskins Draft Cousins, Robinson In Fourth". Retrieved April 29, 2012.
  5. Jones, Mike (April 28, 2012). "Redskins take ILB Keenan Robinson in fourth round". Retrieved April 29, 2012.
  6. Jones, Mike (May 17, 2012). "Redskins sign fourth-round pick, ILB Keenan Robinson". Retrieved May 20, 2012.
  7. Tinsman, Brian (November 26, 2012). "Redskins Linebacker Health In Question". Retrieved November 26, 2012.
  8. Tinsman, Brian (November 26, 2012). "Redskins Sign Muckelroy, Robinson To IR". Retrieved November 26, 2012.
  9. Zimmet, Daniel (October 25, 2012). "Robinson Learning From Top Role Model". Retrieved December 1, 2012.
  10. Jones, Mike (July 26, 2013). "Keenan Robinson out three to five months with torn pectoral muscle". Retrieved July 28, 2013.
  11. Tinsman, Brian (August 26, 2013). "Redskins Trim Roster Ahead Of Cuts". Retrieved August 26, 2013.
  12. Bullock, Mark (September 5, 2014). "What to expect from Keenan Robinson as Redskins’ new ‘Mike’ linebacker". Retrieved October 5, 2014.
  13. Jones, Mike (October 22, 2014). "Keenan Robinson named NFC Defensive Player of the Week". Retrieved January 4, 2015.
  14. Clarke, Liz (November 11, 2014). "Keenan Robinson honored by teammates with Ed Block Courage Award". Retrieved January 4, 2015.
  15. Clarke, Liz (November 8, 2015). "Tom Brady and the Patriots make it look easy in 27-10 victory over Redskins". Retrieved February 19, 2016.
  16. Kratch, James (March 10, 2016). "Giants sign MLB Keenan Robinson away from Washington Redskins". Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  17. Eisen, Michael (March 21, 2017). "New York Giants re-sign LB Keenan Robinson".
  18. Brown, Chris (July 24, 2018). "Bills add depth at linebacker with Keenan Robinson signing".
  19. "Keenan Robinson has officially retired from the NFL". August 23, 2018.
  20. Brown, Chris (August 23, 2018). "LB Keenan Robinson chooses to retire". Retrieved August 26, 2018.

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