Willie Dunta Robinson (// DON-tay; born April 11, 1982) is a former American football cornerback. He played college football at South Carolina and was drafted by the Houston Texans with the 10th overall selection in the 2004 NFL Draft. Robinson also played for the Atlanta Falcons and Kansas City Chiefs.
Robinson with the Atlanta Falcons in 2012
|No. 23, 21|
|Born:||April 11, 1982|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||183 lb (83 kg)|
|High school:||Athens (GA) Clarke Central|
|NFL Draft:||2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at PFR|
Robinson attended Clarke Central High School in Athens, Georgia and was a three-sport standout in football, basketball, and track. As a senior for the Gladiators football team, he had four interceptions and eight passes defended. On offense, he rushed for six touchdowns, and ran back a punt and a kickoff for touchdowns. In track, he ran the 100m in 10.93 seconds, and was the state champion in the long jump (7.24m).
2004 NFL CombineEdit
|Ht||Wt||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP|
|5 ft 11 in
|4.34 s||1.52 s||2.48 s||3.75 s||6.97 s||36 in
|10 ft 0 in
|All values from NFL Combine|
Robinson was drafted by the Houston Texans 10th overall in the 2004 NFL Draft. He immediately became a starter, starting all 16 games at right cornerback for the Texans in his rookie season, recording 87 tackles and six interceptions. During the 2008 season, Robinson became the all-time Texans' interception leader passing Aaron Glenn with 13 career interceptions.
On February 19, 2009, Robinson became the first Texan in franchise history to be given the franchise tag. Upset at receiving the tag, Robinson subsequently sat out all of Texans training camp before finally signing a one-year, $9.957 million tender a week before the 2009 NFL season began. In the Texans' first game against the New York Jets, Robinson's shoes bore the message "Pay Me Rick," directed at Texans' General Manager Rick Smith. Robinson was fined $25,000 by the NFL for wearing the shoes.
On March 5, 2010, as an unrestricted free agent, Robinson signed a six-year contract with the Atlanta Falcons worth $54 million with $22.5 million in guaranteed money.
On March 1, 2013, Robinson was released by the Falcons.
Kansas City ChiefsEdit
|Years||Team||GP||COMB||TOTAL||AST||SACK||FF||FR||FR YDS||INT||IR YDS||AVG IR||LNG IR||TD||PD|
- GP: games played
- COMB: combined tackles
- TOTAL: total tackles
- AST: assisted tackles
- SACK: sacks
- FF: forced fumbles
- FR: fumble recoveries
- FR YDS: fumble return yards
- INT: interceptions
- IR YDS: interception return yards
- AVG IR: average interception return
- LNG: longest interception return
- TD: interceptions returned for touchdown
- PD: passes defensed
- Scaife, Robinson, Hill all get franchised before deadline
- "NFL looks into Dunta Robinson's hit". espn.com. espn.com. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
- Dunta Robinson agrees to deal with Chiefs
- "Dunta Robinson Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved May 16, 2014.