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Matt Robinson
Matt Robinson

Class:
Graduate Student

Hometown:
Cedartown, GA

High School:
Cedartown

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 248

Position:
Defensive End

Birthdate:
08/29/1984

Experience:
3VL

2007 (Senior):
Received the ACC's Brian Piccolo Award in 2007, given annually to the league's most courageous player ... Came back in 2007 after missing the 2006 season due to a broken kneecap ... Suffered the injury in the 2005 season finale against Miami ... Underwent three surgeries in order to return to action ... Suffered a sprained ankle on his first play from scrimmage while blocking during an Alphonso Smith interception against Boston College (Sept. 1) ... Missed the next three games ... Saw his next action against Duke on Oct. 6 ... Was granted a sixth-year of eligibility by the NCAA to return for the 2008 season ... Returned a fumble seven yards for a touchdown against Navy (Oct. 20) ... Started each of the final seven games ... Finished the year with 20 tackles including two tackles for loss ... Credited with two pass breakups ... Season high of three tackles against Clemson (Nov. 10) and NC State (Nov. 17) ... Named to the All-Mayday team given by ESPN analyst Mark May to the toughest players in college football.

2006 (Junior): 
Missed the entire season while rehabilitating a broken kneecap suffered in the 2005 season finale.

2005 (Sophomore):
One of just three players to start all 11 games on defense ... The team's top pass rusher ... Led the Deacons with 10.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks ... Totaled 36 tackles, tops among defensive linemen ... Batted down four passes and forced one fumble ... Made three tackles, including one for loss against Vanderbilt ... Had three tackles, a sack, a tackle lor loss and a pass break-up at Nebraska ... Recorded two tackles, including one for loss and broke up two passes against East Carolina ... Tallied four tackles with one for loss in the Maryland game ... Made five stops in the Clemson win ... Had four tackles at Florida State with two sacks, two tackles for loss, forced a fumble and batted down a pass ... Made two stops at Boston College ... Recorded a season-high seven tackles against NC State with two for loss and a sack ... Had two tackles at Duke including a sack and a tackle for loss ... Two of his three tackles at Georgia Tech were behind the line of scrimmage ... Had one tackle for loss in the season finale against Miami before breaking his kneecap.

2004 (Redshirt Freshman):
Named to The Sporting News' ACC All-Freshman Team ... Played in all 11 games and started the final 10 ... Led the Deacons with 10 tackles for loss ... Had 36 total tackles on the season, including three sacks, one fumble recovery, one pass break-up and an interception ... Ranked ninth on the team in tackles but led the defensive linemen in that category ... Recorded a season-high seven tackles against Florida State with two tackles for loss, a pass break-up and a 19-yard interception return for a touchdown ... Had five tackles at Maryland including a sack and 2.5 tackles for loss ... Had three tackles, two for loss and a sack against North Carolina ... Had four tackles in the North Carolina A&T game with 1.5 for loss, a sack and a forced fumble ... Had five tackles against Boston College ... Had three tackles including one for loss at NC State ... Had two tackles, one for loss, against Virginia Tech ... Had three tackles against both Miami and Duke ... Recorded his first career tackle against Clemson in his first collegiate game.

2003 (True Freshman):
Missed his true freshman season because of injury ... Had shoulder surgery prior to the season.

Background:
A two-time all-state selection ... Three-time all-area pick ... Ranked 40th nationally in the Rivals100.com position rankings ... Listed among the preseason Top 50 recruits in Georgia by SuperPrep Magazine ... 2001 Northwest Georgia Player of the Year ... Made 122 tackles as a senior, including 26 for loss and 18.5 sacks ... Set a school record with 57 career sacks and scored seven defensive touchdowns in his career ... A four-year starter for Cedartown High, leading Cedartown to a 45-9 record in four years ... Led team to three regional championships and four state playoffs ... Had 102 tackles in his junior year, including 25 for loss and 14.5 sacks ... Coached by Everett Kelley at Cedartown ... Honor roll student and National Honor Society member.

Personal:
Graduated in December 2007 with a degree in sociology ... Currently pursuing a graduate degree ... Playing his final season as a graduate student ... Born August 29, 1984 in Rome, Ga. ... Son of Randy and Dondra Robinson ... Has a twin brother, Drew, and two other siblings, Lisa and Justin.

 

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