Duke Robinson

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.

Duke Robinson
Position:Offensive guard
Personal information
Born: (1986-10-10) October 10, 1986 (age 34)
Atlanta, Georgia
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:330 lb (150 kg)
Career information
High school:Atlanta (GA) Washington
NFL Draft:2009 / Round: 5 / Pick: 163
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Career Arena statistics
Receiving yards:9
Player stats at NFL.com · ArenaFan.com

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.


  1. ^ http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/prospectrankings/TSX/2009_OG
  2. ^ http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/draft/position_rankings?position=G
  3. ^ http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1263331
  4. ^ "2009 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  5. ^ Panthers Draft Robinson in 5th Round
  6. ^ Tennessee Titans Duke Robinson
  7. ^ Jim Meehan (May 29, 2014). "Shock make changes in secondary, line". www.spokesman.com. The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved May 29, 2014.
  8. ^ "Soul Acquire Williams in Trade with San Jose". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. June 3, 2014. Retrieved June 4, 2014.

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