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Adrien Robinson (born September 23, 1988) is an American football tight end who plays for the DC Defenders of the XFL. He was drafted in the 4th round (127th overall) in the 2012 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, Robinson played football at Warren Central High School, winning the state championship in all of his four seasons, and played football in college for the Cincinnati Bearcats from 2008 to 2011.

Adrien Robinson
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Robinson in 2012
DC Defenders
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1988-09-23) September 23, 1988 (age 31)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:266 lb (121 kg)
Career information
High school:Warren Central
(Indianapolis, Indiana)
NFL Draft:2012 / Round: 4 / Pick: 127
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:50
Receiving touchdowns:1
Player stats at

Professional careerEdit

New York GiantsEdit

On May 8, 2012, Robinson agreed to terms on a four-year contract worth $2.48 million with a $385,652 signing bonus.[1]

On November 23, 2014, Robinson caught his first touchdown pass as an NFL player, a 1-yard bootleg pass by Eli Manning, against the Dallas Cowboys.

On September 5, 2015, he was waived by the Giants.[2]

New York JetsEdit

Robinson signed a reserve/future contract with the New York Jets on January 11, 2016.[3]

On May 9, 2016, Robinson was released.[4]

Memphis ExpressEdit

In 2019, Robinson joined the Memphis Express of the Alliance of American Football.[5] The league ceased operations in April 2019.[6]

DC DefendersEdit

Robinson was drafted in the 10th round in the 2020 XFL Draft by the DC Defenders.[7]

Personal lifeEdit


On July 31, 2017, Pennsylvania State Police stopped Robinson along Interstate 80 and found him in possession of “numerous large bags of marijuana." which measured at 25 pounds.

He was charged with manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.[8]


  1. ^ Garafolo, Mike (May 8, 2012). "Giants agree to terms with fourth-round pick Adrien Robinson". Newark Star-Ledger. Retrieved May 8, 2012.
  2. ^ Eisen, Michael (September 5, 2015). "New York Giants announce 53-man roster". Archived from the original on September 25, 2015. Retrieved September 7, 2015.
  3. ^ Lange, Randy (January 11, 2016). "Jets Sign 4 More to Reserve/Future Contracts". New York Jets. Archived from the original on January 15, 2016. Retrieved January 14, 2016.
  4. ^ Hughes, Connor (May 9, 2016). "Jets cut former Giants tight end Adrien Robinson, sign DB Bryson Keeton". JetsWire. Retrieved May 9, 2016.
  5. ^ Munz, Jason (January 30, 2019). "AAF: The Memphis Express set their initial 52-man roster. Who made the cut?". The Commercial Appeal. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  6. ^ Michael Rothstein, Seth Wickersham (June 13, 2019). "Inside the short, unhappy life of the Alliance of American Football". Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  7. ^ Bender, Bill (October 21, 2019). "XFL Draft picks 2019: Complete results, rosters, players for new football league". Sporting News. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  8. ^ "Ex-NFL player found with 25 lbs. of pot on I-80". Retrieved August 2, 2017.