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Nickell Robey-Coleman

Nickell Earl Robey-Coleman (born January 17, 1992) is an American football cornerback for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent in 2013 after playing college football at USC.

Nickell Robey-Coleman
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Robey-Coleman while at USC in 2010
No. 23 – Los Angeles Rams
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1992-01-17) January 17, 1992 (age 27)
Frostproof, Florida
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight:180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school:Frostproof (Frostproof, Florida)
College:USC
Undrafted:2013
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-Pac-12 (2012)
  • First-team All-Pac-12 (2011)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 9, 2018
Total tackles:238
Sacks:5.0
Forced fumbles:3
Pass deflections:39
Interceptions:5
Defensive touchdowns:3
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

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High school careerEdit

A native of Frostproof, Florida, Robey-Coleman attended Frostproof Middle-Senior High School, where he played quarterback, wide receiver, defensive back, and return specialist for the Bulldogs football team. During his senior year, in 2009, he had 764 yards on 88 carries (8.9 avg.) with nine touchdowns and caught 17 passes for 232 yards (13.7 avg.) with six touchdowns on offense. He had 73 tackles, two interceptions, and two forced fumbles on defense and averaged 17.1 yards on eight punt returns and 34.7 yards on seven kickoff returns.[1] Robey-Coleman was ranked as a four-star recruit and the ninth best cornerback coming out of high school by the Rivals.com recruiting service.[2] He chose USC over West Virginia, Tennessee, and Clemson, among other schools.

In addition to playing high school football, he was on Frostproof's baseball and track teams.

College careerEdit

After graduating high school, Robey-Coleman attended and played college football for USC.

As a freshman, Robey-Coleman started all of the 2010 season when he became a cornerback after playing wide receiver in high school. He was named to the 2010 Collegefootballnews.com Freshman All-American honorable mention list, All-Pac-10 honorable mention, and Phil Steele's All-Pac-10 fourth team in recognition of his freshman season.[1]

Robey-Coleman put together a solid sophomore season in 2011. He started in all 12 games, posting a record of 63 tackles (including 5.5 for losses and 2 sacks), a team-high nine deflections, and two interceptions (with one a touchdown). He made 12 punt returns for 132 yards total. He was a first-team All-Pac-12 selection and was named to the 2011 CollegeFootballNews.com Sophomore All-American second team.[1]

In his final season with the Trojans in 2012, Robey-Coleman would once again put together a solid season. He was a Jim Thorpe Award candidate and returned punts and kicks for the Trojans. He was a second team All-Pac-12 selection in 2012.[3]

Robey-Coleman decided to forgo his senior season and entered the 2013 NFL Draft.[4]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
5 ft 7 in
(1.70 m)
169 lb
(77 kg)
4.47 s 1.57 s 2.48 s 4.09 s 6.74 s 37 12 in
(0.95 m)
10 ft 7 in
(3.23 m)
10 reps
All values from 2013 NFL Combine[5]

Buffalo BillsEdit

Robey-Coleman was signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent following the conclusion of the 2013 NFL Draft.[6] In a Week 7 matchup against the Miami Dolphins, Robey-Coleman recorded his first interception, returning it 19 yards for a touchdown. In the 2013 season, he recorded 39 tackles, 3.0 sacks, six stuffs, one forced fumble, and one interception.[7]

In his second season in the NFL, Robey-Coleman would put together a solid campaign, where he recorded 46 tackles, one sack, one stuff, and one pass defensed.[8]

On August 9, 2015, Robey-Coleman signed a two-year contract extension with the Bills.[9] In the 2015 season, he recorded 46 tackles, one sack, and four passes defensed.[10]

In the 2016 season, Robey-Coleman recorded 35 tackles, two run stuffs, two interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), and seven passes defensed.[11]

On March 6, 2017, Robey-Coleman was released by the Bills.[12]

Los Angeles RamsEdit

On April 7, 2017, Robey-Coleman was signed by the Los Angeles Rams.[13][14] In Week 3, he recorded an interception against the San Francisco 49ers that led to running back Todd Gurley to score his first touchdown of the game in the Rams 41-39 win. In Week 6 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, he recorded his second interception off a tipped ball by tight end Marcedes Lewis in a 27-17 win. He played in 15 games with four starts as the Rams' primary slot corner and nickelback, recording a career-high 49 tackles, nine passes defensed, two interceptions, and one forced fumble.[15][16]

On March 13, 2018, Robey-Coleman signed a three-year contract extension with the Rams.[17] In the NFC Championship on January 20, 2019, against the New Orleans Saints, Robey-Coleman was involved in a controversial uncalled pass interference penalty late in the game when he collided with Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis. The Rams went on to win 26-23 in overtime, sending them to Super Bowl LIII. Following the game, Robey-Coleman admitted that he thought he should have been called for defensive pass interference.[18] On January 25, 2019, Robey-Coleman was fined $26,739 for the hit on Lewis.[19] During the Super Bowl, Robey-Coleman made a helmet-to-helmet hit on Rex Burkhead, which resulted in a personal foul. The entire game turned out to be a defensive struggle as the Rams eventually were defeated, 13-3.[20] On February 10, 2019, Robey-Coleman was again fined $26,739.[21]

NFL statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team Games Tackles Fumbles Interceptions
G GS Comb Total Ast Sck FF FR Yds TD PD INT Yds Avg Lng TD
2013 BUF 16 2 39 30 9 3.0 1 1 0 0 10 1 19 19.0 19T 1
2014 BUF 16 7 47 37 10 1.0 2 2 0 7 0.0
2015 BUF 16 3 46 39 7 1.0 4 0.0
2016 BUF 16 3 35 32 3 0.0 1 1 36 1 7 2 44 22.0 41T 1
2017 LA 15 4 49 39 10 0.0 1 1 0 0 9 2 56 28.0 31 0
Career 79 19 216 177 39 5.0 3 5 38 1 37 5 119 41 2

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team Games Tackles Fumbles Interceptions
G GS Comb Total Ast Sck FF FR Yds TD PD INT Yds Avg Lng TD
2017 LA 1 0 3 3 0 0.0 1 0.0
Career 1 0 3 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Nickell Robey Bio". University of Southern California. Retrieved April 2, 2017.
  2. ^ "Nickell Robey", Rivals.com, retrieved April 30, 2013
  3. ^ "Pac-12". Pac-12.
  4. ^ Klein, Gary (January 13, 2013). "USC cornerback Nickell Robey to declare for NFL draft" – via LA Times.
  5. ^ "Nickell Robey, CB". NFL Draft Scout. NFL Draft Scout. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
  6. ^ Castillo, Michael (April 27, 2013). "Nickell Robey Signs With Buffalo Bills As Undrafted Free Agent". Retrieved April 30, 2013.
  7. ^ "Nickell Robey-Coleman". ESPN.com.
  8. ^ "Nickell Robey-Coleman". ESPN.com.
  9. ^ Wesseling, Chris (August 9, 2015). "Nickell Robey, Buffalo Bills strike contract extension". NFL.com. Retrieved August 9, 2015.
  10. ^ "Nickell Robey-Coleman". ESPN.com.
  11. ^ "Nickell Robey-Coleman". ESPN.com.
  12. ^ Brown, Chris (March 6, 2017). "Bills release Carpenter, Robey-Coleman in handful of cuts". BuffaloBills.com.
  13. ^ Simmons, Myles (April 7, 2017). "Rams Sign CB Nickell Robey-Coleman". TheRams.com.
  14. ^ Orr, Conor. "Nickell Robey-Coleman signs contract with Rams". NFL. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  15. ^ "Rams' Nickell Robey-Coleman: Finishes 2017 with 49 tackles". CBSSports.com. January 12, 2018. Retrieved February 13, 2018.
  16. ^ "Nickell Robey-Coleman 2017 Stats". NFL.com. February 13, 2018.
  17. ^ Simmons, Myles (March 13, 2018). "Rams, Robey-Coleman Agree to Terms on Three-Year Deal". TheRams.com.
  18. ^ Gantt, Darin (January 20, 2019). "Nickell Robey-Coleman: "Oh hell yeah. That was P.I."". NBCSports.com.
  19. ^ "Nickell Robey-Coleman fined despite non-call hit". NFL. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
  20. ^ "Nickell Robey-Coleman called for dubious penalty in Super Bowl LIII". Yahoo. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  21. ^ "Robey-Coleman hit with another $26K fine for SB hit". NFL. Retrieved February 10, 2019.

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