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4   Courtney Robinson
Courtney Robinson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Delray Beach, Fla.

High School:
Atlantic H.S.

Last College:
Connecticut

Weight:
200

Position:
DB/KR

Birthdate:
12/07/1986

Experience:
TR


On Robinson: All-American Candidate ... CAA Football Preseason All-Conference as a cornerback ... One of the nation's top kick returners ... Teams with All-American Sean Smalls for what Coach Brown calls the best cornerback tandem in the country ... All-Conference kick returner and cornerback ... Great returnman with speed and quickness ... Joined UMass just prior to the start of the 2006 season from UConn and made an instant impact on special teams.

As a senior in 2008: Earned first team All-Conference honors ... Named to the New England Football Writers FCS All-Star team ... Only UMass player to be named to CSN's Fabulous 50 FCS All-American team ... 2008 College Sporting News Preseason third-team All-American ... 2008 Preseason CAA first team cornerback ... His 1,388 career kickoff return yardage is first all-time at UMass. Became leader at #13 New Hampshire (11/15), passing Stephen Parnell (1,317) ... Fifth in career kickoff return average at UMass 23.8 ... Has 35 tackles including a sack and 11 pass break-ups this season. Returned 18 kicks for 404 yards (22.4 avg.) as many teams kick short and away from him ... Tied for second in CAA in pass break-ups with 11 ... Over four games (Oct. 18-Nov. 8), had seven pass break-ups ... Would be fourth in the CAA in kick return average, but not enough to qualify (22.4) ... Three tackles and 11th pass break-up of season vs. Hofstra (11/22). Also returned two kickoffs for 31 yards ... Returned career-high five kickoffs for 100 yards at #13 New Hampshire (11/15). Third-career game with 100 kickoff return yards. Also made three tackles and had a TFL ... Tied career-high with nine tackles, including 100th career tackle, with a pass break-up and 0.5 TFL vs. Maine (11/8) ... Two break-ups and two tackles at Rhode Island (11/1) ... Season-best three pass break-ups, three tackles and a 30-yard kickoff return vs. Bryant (10/25) ... Three tackles and a pass break-up along with two kickoff returns for 41 yards vs. #9 Richmond (10/18) ... Returned a kick for 35 yards and had two tackles vs. #16 Delaware (10/4) ... Three tackles along with three kickoff returns for 44 yards at #11 FBS Texas Tech (9/20) ... Two kick returns for 43 yards at #7 James Madison (9/13) ... Returned only kickoff to him for 59 yards at Holy Cross (9/6) ... Opened 2008 with four tackles including a sack on a blitz for eight yards against Albany (8/30).

Honors
2008 FIRST TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE 2008 NEW ENGLAND WRITERS FCS ALL-STAR 2008 CSN FABULOUS 50 FCS ALL-AMERICAN 2008 CAA PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE 2007 SPORTS NETWORK HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICAN
2007 CAA FIRST-TEAM CORNERBACK
2007 CAA THIRD-TEAM KICK RETURNER
2007 NEW ENGLAND WRITERS ALL-STAR
CAA SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF WEEK (SEPT. 3, 2007)
2006 ATLANTIC 10 SECOND-TEAM KICK RETURNER
2006 Don Hansen All-Northeast Region Third Team

UMass Records

UMASS CAREER CHARTS First in kickoff return yards (1,388)
Fifth in kickoff return average (23.8)

UMASS SINGLE-SEASON CHARTS Fourth in kickoff return yards (495), 2007
Fourth in kickoff return average (26.1), 2007
Fifth in kickoff return yards (489), 2006
10th in kickoff return average (23.3), 2006

UMASS SINGLE-GAME CHARTS T-Third in longest kickoff return (100 yards), Sept. 1, 2007 vs. Holy Cross

As a junior in 2007: Sports Network Honorable Mention All-American ... 2007 CAA FIRST-TEAM CORNERBACK ... 2007 CAA THIRD-TEAM KICK RETURNER ... 2007 NEW ENGLAND WRITERS ALL-STAR ... Third in career kickoff return average at UMass 24.6 ... His 984 career kickoff return yardage in just 26 games is seventh all-time at UMass ... Ranks tied for fourth in CAA and tied for 24th in nation with 26.1 yards per kickoff return in 2007 with 19 returns for 495 yards ... Fourth-best single-season total in kickoff return yards with 495. Robinson is also fifth with 489 in 2006 ... Average of 26.1 in 2007 is tied for fourth-best single-season ... On defense, started last nine games in a row at cornerback ... Had 48 tackles and three interceptions for 39 yards. Along with nine passes defended and 3.5 TFLs ... His three interceptions tied for seventh in the CAA ... Had UMass' first kickoff return for a touchdown in opener vs. Holy Cross (9/1), 100-yards, the third-longest in UMass history. Last was by Richard Jenkins at Maine in 1982 ... CAA Special Teams Player of the Week on Sept. 3 ... Five tackles at #4 Southern Illinois (12/1), also had a 32-yard kickoff return ... Six stops in NCAA First Round win over #25 Fordham (11/24) ... Three tackles including a 7-yard sack at Hofstra (11/17) ... Career-best nine tackles along with 1.5 TFLs and 0.5 sack in win over #14 UNH (11/10). Also had 18-yard kick return ... 30-yard kickoff return on game's first play at William & Mary (10/27), also had three tackles and pass break-up ... Had what Don Brown called his best game on defense vs. Northeastern (10/20), as he had six tackles, an interception, forced fumble and tackle for loss ... Two kick returns for 60 yards and two tackles vs. Villanova (10/13) ... In start at cornerback, made career-best six tackles at Boston College (9/29), also had two kickoff returns for 40 yards ... Interceptions in back-to-back games with one vs. #23 Towson (9/15). Also had three kickoff returns for 51 yards ... Had a 20-yard interception return at Colgate (9/8) in addition to two tackles and 12-yard kickoff return ... Began year with a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, the third-longest return in UMass history and first TD since 1982 against Holy Cross (9/1). Piled up 156 kickoff return yards in the game. Also had three tackles.

As a sophomore in 2006: ATLANTIC 10 SECOND-TEAM KICK RETURNER ... Don Hansen All-Northeast Region Third Team ... In first season at UMass after transferring from UConn in preseason training camp, made an instant impact leading the way for the nationally-ranked kickoff-return team ... Headed up UMass' 23rd-national-leading kickoff return team at 21.4 yards per game ... UMass was among the top five in the nation for the first 10 weeks ... His 23.3 return average on 489 yards in 21 returns, ranked third in the A-10 and 23rd in nation ... His 489 yards ranked as fourth-best single season in UMass history and 23.3 was ninth-best single-season all-time ... On defense, had 18 tackles in reserve secondary role with two interceptions, a fumble recovery and TFL ... Just a day after his birthday on Dec. 7, made two huge defensive plays to help UMass win at #2 Montana (12/8) in NCAA Semifinal. Recovered a fumble in the second quarter and intercepted a pass in the fourth quarter ... In extended time in secondary, made four tackles vs. #9 UNH (12/2) in NCAA Quarterfinals. Returned three kicks for 19 yards ... Returned one kick for 42 yards, but fumbled the ball vs. Lafayette (11/25) in NCAA First Round ... Two tackles and kickoff return for 12 yards vs. Hofstra (11/18) ... One kickoff return for 22 yards vs. #19 Maine (11/11) ... Returned three kicks for 57 yards at #9 New Hampshire (11/4) ... Brought back only kickoff 42 yards at Northeastern (10/28) ... Brought back two kicks for 46 yards vs. URI (10/21), also made two tackles on defense... Returned two kickoffs for 46 yards vs. William & Mary (10/7). In extended secondary action, picked off first-career interception and made three tackles ... Two kick returns for 44 yards along with first four tackles of the season vs. Stony Brook (9/23) ... Brought back three kicks for 100 yards at Villanova (9/16) including 57-yarder in fourth quarter ... Returned two kickoffs for 59 yards at Navy (9/9). Also took a reverse on game's opening kickoff back for a touchdown that was called back due to penalty.

As a freshman in 2005 (at UConn): Played in 11 games at Connecticut where he had 10 tackles, five solo and five assisted ... Also returned four kickoffs for 95 yards.

Before College: Team captain on football and track & field team in high school at Atlantic High School in Delray Beach, Fla. ...First team all-county pick and honorable mention all-area on the defensive side...Had 25 tackles as a senior...Played on both sides of the ball...Also earned varsity letters in basketball, baseball and track...Was first team all-county pick and rated as a top 10 player in Palm Beach County as a senior and also conference champion in track and a State Finalist in the 100 meters and 200 meters.

Personal: Courtney Lamar Robinson...Born on December 7, 1986 in Boynton Beach, Fla. ... Son of Patronia also guided by his grandfather Henry White ... Brother of Mahogany White, Kiara White and Brandon White ... Majoring in Sociology.

CAREER STATISTICS (Defense)
Year	GP	UT	AT	TT	Sacks	TFL	Int	PD
2005 UC	11/0	5	5	10	0-0	0.5-1	0-0	1
2006	15/0	11	7	18	0-0	1-3	2-(-4)	2
2007	13/10	27	21	48	1.5-12	4.5-22	3-39	9
2008	12/12	17	18	35	1-8	2.5-12	0-0	11
Totals	51/22	60	51	111	2.5-20	8.5-38	5-35	23

CAREER STATISTICS (Kickoff Returns) Year GP No. Yds. Avg. TD Lg. 2005 UC 11/0 4 95 18.8 0 40 2006 15/0 21 489 23.3 0 57 2007 13/10 19 495 26.1 1 100 2008 12/12 18 404 22.4 0 59 Totals 51/22 62 1483 23.9 1 100 At UMass 40/22 58 1388 23.8 1 100

CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 9 vs. New Hampshire (11/10/07) & Maine (11/8/08) Interceptions: 1 five times (last vs. Northeastern, 10/20/07) Sacks: 1 two times (last vs. Albany, 8/30/08) Kickoff Returns: 5 at New Hampshire (11/15/08) Kickoff Return Yards: 156 vs. Holy Cross (9/1/07) Long Kickoff Return: 100 vs. Holy Cross (9/1/07) T-3rd at UM Kickoff Return Touchdowns: 1 vs. Holy Cross (9/1/07)

Game-By-Game 2007 UT-AT-TT, Other KO-Yds-TD, Lg. 9/1 H Cross 2-1-3, pd 4-156-1, 100 9/8 Colgate 2-0-2, int, pd 1-12-0, 12 9/15 Towson 0-1-1, int 3-51-0, 27 9/22 Maine 0-0-0 1-25-0, 25 9/29 BC 5-1-6, tfl, pd 2-40-0, 25 10/13 Villanova 2-0-2 2-60-0, 47 10/20 NU 4-2-6, int, tfl 1-31-0, 31 10/27 W&M 0-3-3, pd 1-30-0, 30 11/3 URI 0-2-2 0-0 11/10 UNH 6-3-9, 1.5tfl, 0.5sk 1-18-0, 18 11/17 Hofstra 1-2-3, sk, tfl, 2pd 0-0 11/24 Fordham 2-4-6 2-40-0, 22 12/1 SIU 3-2-5, pd 1-32-0, 32

2006 UT-AT-TT, Other KO-Yds-TD, Lg. 9/2 Colgate 0-0-0 0-0 9/9 Navy 0-0-0 2-59-0, 30 9/16 Vill. 0-0-0 3-100-0, 57 9/23 S Brook 2-2-4 2-44-0, 24 10/7 W&M 2-1-3, int, pd 2-46-0, 23 10/14 Towson 0-0-0 0-0 10/21 URI 2-0-2 2-46-0, 24 10/28 NU 0-0-0 1-42-0, 42 11/4 UNH 0-1-1 3-57-027 11/11 Maine 0-0-0 1-22-0, 22 11/18 Hofstra 0-2-2 1-12-0, 12 11/25 Lafay. 1-0-1 1-42-0, 35 12/2 UNH 3-1-4, tfl 31-9-0, 22 12/8 Montana 0-0-0, int, fr, pd 0-0 12/15 App St. 1-0-1 0-0

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