22 - Darien Robinson
Darien Robinson
Height: 6-0
Weight: 225
Year: Sr.
Hometown: McKeesport, Pa.
High School: McKeesport
Position: FB

ON ROBINSON: Returning starter at B-back who emerged as one of the top players at his position in the nation ... named to the preseason College Football Performance Awards watch list for the second consecutive season ... needs just 31 yards to eclipse the 2,000-yard career mark and has the opportunity to become just the fourth Bulldog rusher to surpass the 3,000-yard mark and first since Everette Sands in 1993 … led the team in rushing yards for the past two seasons … enters the season with career totals of 303 rushes for 1,969 yards (12th in school history) and 15 touchdowns and 12 receptions for 82 yards … has recorded nine 100-yard rushing games in his career … sits in sixth place in the school’s record book, averaging 6.5 yards per carry for his career.

JUNIOR (2012): Starting B-back in all 11 games … finished the season ranked seventh in the Southern Conference and 39th in the nation with an average of 91.5 yards per game … posted six 100-yard rushing games … became the first Bulldog to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark since 2007 … carried the ball 140 times for 1,007 yards and six touchdowns to go along with eight receptions for 41 yards … emerged as a big play back, averaging 7.2 yards per carry and 95 all-purpose yards per game … top performance came in a win vs. Elon where he rushed for a career-high 178 yards and one touchdown … posted 102 yards vs. NC State, busting off a season-high 65-yard touchdown run … also had 100-yard games vs. Charleston Southern (120), Appalachian State (113), Chattanooga (132) and Western Carolina (116) … rushed the ball 13 times for 113 yards and one score in a win over Appalachian State … scored a touchdown in six of the team’s 11 games.

SOPHOMORE (2011): Played in all 11 games and started 10 times ... carried 136 times and led the team in rushing with 862 yards and touchdowns with nine ... averaged 6.3 yards per attempt ... ranked sixth in the Southern Conference and 48th in the nation with an average of 78.4 rushing yards per game ... tied for seventh in the SoCon with his nine touchdowns ... added four receptions for 41 yards ... eclipsed the 100-yard mark on the ground three times, including consecutive contests vs. Appalachian State (109) and Western Carolina (106), and scored a touchdown vs. the Mountaineers ... also reached the 100-yard plateau with 103 to go along with a touchdown vs. Elon ... ran for 92 yards on only nine carries and scored a touchdown vs. Georgia Southern and added 88 yards and a score vs. South Carolina ... rushed for 82 yards and a touchdown vs. Jacksonville, 84 yards vs. Samford and 79 yards and a touchdown vs. Chattanooga ... had a two-touchdown performance vs. VMI ... recorded 53 knockdown blocks on the year, the most by any non-offensive lineman on the team.

FRESHMAN (2010): Played in nine games and carried 27 times for 100 yards ... top performance came vs. No. 1 Appalachian State when he ran for 56 yards.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2010 graduate of McKeesport High School ... served as a team captain ... rushed for over 2,000 yards, averaging 9.5 yards per carry, and scored 23 touchdowns his senior season ... named first team all-conference and second team all-state and chosen to the Dynamic 33 squad ... earned the team's Extra Effort Award.

PERSONAL: Son of Dennis and Misty Robinson ... father played football at Kent State before transferring to Indiana University of Pennsylvania ... majoring in psychology.

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