A reliable contributor at defensive tackle ... Gives the team experienced depth … Enters fall practice No. 2 at a tackle slot … Has played in 33 regular-season games, starting six.
2001 (Junior): Played in all 11 games as a reserve tackle ... Made six tackles ... Also contributed one tackle for loss.
2000 (Sophomore): Played in all 11 games … Started six games during the season when the Wildcats opened with a five-man defensive line … Had 15 tackles on the season … Had a career-high five tackles, including one for loss, at LSU … Also broke up one pass … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
1999 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in all 11 games as a reserve defensive tackle … Made seven tackles, including a season high of two stops in the win over Connecticut … Had a one-yard tackle for loss in the win over Arkansas … Made one tackle in the Music City Bowl.
1998 (Freshman): Redshirted.
High School: Three-year starter on offense and defense at Buckeye Trail HS in Old Washington, Ohio ... Started at linebacker as a sophomore, then played defensive end as a junior and senior ... Played fullback on offense ... As a senior he notched 88 tackles, 7.5 quarterback sacks, recovered two fumbles and scored one touchdown on defense ... At fullback, he rushed 173 times for 1,075 yards, averaging 6.2 yards per attempt, and scored 11 touchdowns ... Caught nine passes for 104 yards ... Also handled placekicking duties, making 17 of 21 extra points and his only field goal attempt ... In his career at Buckeye Trail, he made 243 tackles, 14.5 quarterback sacks, and recovered five fumbles ... Rushed 324 times for 1,959 yards and scored 23 touchdowns ... Caught 25 passes in his career for 223 yards ... A two-year selection on the All-Ohio Valley Athletic Conference team ... Also honorable mention all-state as a senior ... Coached by Bill Starr ... Comes from the same school that produced standout UK All-SEC linebacker Jeff Snedegar ... Honor roll student and a member of the 4H Club ... Also recruited by Virginia Tech, North Carolina State, and Michigan State.
Personal: Full name is John Allen Robinson ... Born 9-17-79 in Zanesville, Oh. ... Son of Dean and Helena Robinson ... Major is agricultural education.
The Cats’ Cause: Visited patients at the Veterans’ Hospital (1998-99).
Robinson Career Statistics Year Position G-GS Tackles TFL-Yds. Sacks-Yds. PBU 1999 Def. Tackle 11-0 7 1-1 0 0 2000 Def. Tackle 11-6 15 1-1 0 1 2001 Def. Tackle 11-0 6 1-3 0 0 Totals 33-6 28 3-5 0 1