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Position:  Linebacker
Weight  111 kg
Height  1.91 m

Name  Edmond Robinson
Roster status:  Active
College  Newberry College
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Date of birth:  (1992-02-23) February 23, 1992 (age 23)
Place of birth:  Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina
High school:  Johns Island (SC) St. John's
NFL draft:  2015 / Round: 7 / Pick: 232
Role  American football linebacker
Current team  Minnesota Vikings (#51 / Linebacker)
Similar People  Mike Zimmer, Leslie Frazier, Joe Woods

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Edmond Robinson, Jr. (born February 23, 1992) is an American football linebacker for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Newberry. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the seventh round, 232nd overall of the 2015 NFL Draft.


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Early years

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Robinson was born to parents, Edmond Robinson, Sr. and Rev. Annabelle Robinson, a pastor in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. He was raised in Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina, home to the last working tea plantation in the United States. He attended St. Johns High School in Johns Island, South Carolina, where he was a three-sport athlete in football, basketball and track.

College career

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At Newberry, Robinson started 29 of 41 games, finishing his career with 200 tackles (137 solos), 2.5 sacks for minus 23 yards, 23.5 stops for losses of 80 yards and three quarter-back pressures. He also caused two fumbles and recovered three others, advancing two for a total of 16 yards.

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In 2013, Robinson was named All-South Atlantic Conference First-Team at linebacker. He had 69 total tackles (12 for loss), including 42 solo stops, 2.5 sacks, one forced fumble and an interception.

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In 2014, Robinson was Newberry’s leading tackler on the season with 68 tackles (7.5 for loss), five pass breakups, two fumble recoveries and a quarterback hurry.

NFL Combine

Robinson’s arm length of 34 inches and hand size of 101/4 inches ranked among the largest for linebackers at the combine. His vertical jump (37 inches), 40-yard dash (4.61 seconds) and standing broad jump (121 inches) all were top-10 performances among the 34 linebackers on hand.

Minnesota Vikings

Robinson was selected by the Minnesota Vikings with the 15th pick of the final round, or No. 232 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. He was the first NCAA Division II player to be selected in that year's draft. He is the first Newberry alumnus selected in the NFL Draft since 1974, when Greg Hartle was taken with the No. 251 overall pick in the 10th round by the then St. Louis Cardinals. He signed a four-year, $2,348,314 deal that included a $68,314 signing bonus that is all guaranteed.

In the Vikings' loss to the Arizona Cardinals in week 15, 2015, Robinson started at strong-side linebacker with Anthony Barr out due to a groin injury and was credited with one tackle and a pass defensed. He played 26 of 67 snaps on defense as he came off the field in passing situations. A week later in the Vikings' blowout win over the New York Giants, he recorded five tackles despite playing just six snaps on defense.

On September 2, 2017, Robinson was released by the Vikings for final roster cuts.

New York Jets

Robinson was claimed of waivers by the New York Jets on September 3, 2017. He was waived/injured on September 16, 2017 and placed on injured reserve.


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