Junior Robinson (gridiron football)

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Junior Robinson
No. 22, 27
Personal information
Born:(1968-02-03)February 3, 1968
High Point, North Carolina
Died:September 30, 1995(1995-09-30) (aged 27)
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Career information
College:East Carolina
NFL Draft:1990 / Round: 5 / Pick: 110
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:26
Kick returns:11
Kick return yards:211
Player stats at NFL.com

David Lee Robinson Jr. (February 3, 1968 – September 30, 1995) was an American professional football defensive back who played in the National Football League (NFL), the World League of American Football (WLAF), and the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played for the New England Patriots and Detroit Lions of the NFL, the Sacramento Surge of the WLAF, and the Sacramento Gold Miners and Memphis Mad Dogs of the CFL. Robinson played collegiately at East Carolina University.

Early years and college career[edit]

Professional career[edit]

Robinson was selected by the New England Patriots in the fifth round (110th pick overall) of the 1990 NFL Draft.[1] He signed with the team on July 19, 1990. During his rookie season, he appeared in all 16 regular season games and returned 11 kickoffs for 211 yards, averaging 19.2 yards per return.[2] The Patriots released him in final roster cuts on August 26, 1991.[3]


Robinson died in a car accident on September 30, 1995.[4]


  1. ^ "Junior Robinson 1990 NFL Draft Profile". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 24, 2012.
  2. ^ "Junior Robinson NFL Football Statistics". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 24, 2012.
  3. ^ Associated Press (August 27, 1991). "Pats Make Cuts; Looking For Help". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved March 25, 2012.
  4. ^ "David "Junior" Robinson". Gainesville Sun. October 1, 1995. Retrieved March 24, 2012.