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1   Jeremy Robinson
Jeremy Robinson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Syracuse, N.Y.

High School:
Nottingham H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 200

Position:
Defensive Back


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Returning All-American, who will be among the nation's premier defensive backs this season ... Three-year starter at free safety ... Could also see action as a punt returner ... Ranks seventh all-time at UMass in career interceptions (12), eighth in career interception return yards (139) and 10th in career solo tackles (168) ... Has played in 36 career games, making 35 starts.

2000: A first team All-Atlantic 10 selection ... Earned honorable mention All-America honors from Don Hansen's National Weekly Football Gazette ... Named to the New England Football Writers Division I-AA All-Star team and the All-ECAC second team ... Started every game of the season at free safety ... Ranked third on the team with 75 tackles, including 52 solo stops ... Led the team in interceptions, with four for 17 yards, and in pass breakups, with eight ... Had seven tackles for loss, for 14 yards ... Returned one punt for four yards at Rhode Island ... Made six tackles and recovered a fumble against Delaware ... Intercepted a pass and made four tackles in the victory over Villanova ... Made a season-high 14 tackles at New Hampshire, including 10 solo stops and three tackles for loss ... Totaled 10 solo tackles against AIC, with one tackle for loss and a pass breakup ... Made five tackles in the victory over Maine, with an interception, two pass breakups and a tackle for loss ... Totaled a team-best 10 tackles with an interception and a pass breakup at Northeastern ... Made five tackles against Hofstra ... Had three tackles, three pass breakups, a sack and an interception against New Haven ... Recorded 10 tackles at Richmond, including one tackle for loss ... Made four tackles against William & Mary ... Earned preseason first team All-America honors from Don Hansen's National Weekly Football Gazette ... Preseason second team All-America selection by The Sports Network and The Sporting News ... Named to the preseason All-Atlantic 10 first team ... Ranked as the nation's No. 3 safety by The Sports Network.

1999: UMass' starting free safety ... Earned first team All-America honors from the Associated Press and Don Hansen's National Weekly Football Gazette, while being a second team All-America selection by The Sports Network and Teamlink.com ... A first team All-Atlantic 10 Conference selection ... Named to the New England Football Writers Division I-AA All-Star team ... Selected to the All-Eastern College Athletic Conference first team ... Started every game of the season ... Ranked second on the team in tackles with 103, including 69 solo stops ... Also had 12 tackles for loss, four sacks, six interceptions and six pass breakups ... Ranked 11th nationally in interceptions during the regular season ... Finished the year fourth in the Atlantic 10 Conference in interceptions, sixth in fumble recoveries, ninth in pass breakups, 10th in tackles for loss and 22nd in total tackles ... Made eight tackles at Georgia Southern in the NCAA quarterfinals ... Led the team with 13 tackles in NCAA first-round win at Furman, while also recording a fumble recovery and a pass breakup ... Named the WHMP / UMass Athlete of the Week following the Furman game ... Made a team-high 10 tackles at William & Mary, including four tackles for loss and three sacks for 29 yards ... Totaled four tackles at Richmond, including a sack for 12 yards ... Made eight tackles against Rhode Island, including two tackles for loss, while also intercepting a pass and recording three pass breakups ... Had six tackles during the victory at Delaware, while also intercepting a pass and returning it for 38 yards ... Made four tackles and intercepted a pass at Maine ... Had a team-high five tackles in the win over Northeastern, while also intercepting a pass and returning it 29 yards ... Recorded 10 tackles in the Hofstra game, with one tackle for loss and an interception ... Made 12 tackles at Toledo, with one tackle for loss and a fumble recovery ... Totaled nine tackles at Villanova, with one tackle for loss and a pass breakup ... Made 12 tackles against New Hampshire, while also recording an interception and a pass breakup.

1998: The starting free safety for the Minutemen ... Played in 12 games on the season, starting 11 times ... Missed the Villanova, New Hampshire and Maine games due to injury, while also seeing limited action at Connecticut and at Rhode Island ... Had 61 tackles on the season, including one tackle for loss and 47 solo stops ... Had two interceptions, three fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and six pass breakups ... Also returned six punts for 22 yards ... Made eight tackles at McNeese State in the NCAA first round, with seven solo stops, two pass breakups and a fumble recovery ... Totaled nine tackles in the home game against Connecticut, including six solo stops ... Made nine tackles and broke up two passes against James Madison ... Named the ECAC / Budget Division I-AA Rookie of the Week following the James Madison game ... Had seven solo tackles in the Hofstra game ... Intercepted two passes in the Buffalo game, totaling 53 yards on returns, while also recording five solo tackles and forcing a fumble ... Named the Atlantic 10 Conference Rookie of the Week following the Buffalo game, in addition to being selected to the ECAC / Budget Division I-AA Honor Roll ... Made five tackles at Richmond with a fumble recovery and a pass breakup ... Returned four punts for 20 yards at Delaware, while also making five tackles and recovering a fumble ... Named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll in the fall semester.

1997: Redshirted.

Before UMass: Two-year letterwinner for Craig Reopell at Nottingham High School ... Played quarterback in high school ... Threw for 998 yards and ran for 760 yards as a senior, leading his team to a 7-2 mark and the state semifinals ... Named to the New York State All-Star team in his senior campaign ... Passed for 1,270 yards and ran for 680 yards as a junior ... Cited as the New York Empire State Player of the Week during his junior season, when he set a state passing record with 399 yards in one game ... Also a four-year letterwinner in basketball, playing guard and forward ... His high school basketball team posted a 20-6 record and won the Section III, Class A championship in his junior year, before registering a 17-5 mark and advancing to the sectional semifinals in his senior season ... Football and basketball team MVP as a senior.

Personal: Full name is Jeremy Joshree Robinson ... Son of Homer and Robin Baker ... Born March 4, 1979, in Ocean City, N.J. ... Majoring in Sociology.

Robinson's Defensive Statistics

YearUTATTTSacksTFLINTPBU
19984714610126
1999693410341266
20005223751748
Totals168712395201220

Robinson's Punt Return Statistics

YearNoYdsAvgTDLong
19986223.7013
199911212.0012
2000144.004
Totals8384.8013

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