89  Tyler Robinson
Tyler Robinson


Friendsville, Tenn.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 246

Tight End



46 Wildcats on 2012 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll

UK's 46 tied for fourth amongst the 14 SEC programs


Kentucky-Tennessee Postgame Notes

Tennessee 37, Kentucky 17


Joker Phillips Weekly Press Conference

Held at the Wildcat Den


UK Hosts "Heroes' Day" on Season Opener vs. Kent State

Saturday, Sept. 8 | 7:35 p.m. EDT | CSS | Lexington, Ky. | Commonwealth Stadium (67,942)


Cats Fall to Louisville in Season Opener

Maxwell Smith completed 35 of 50 passes for 280 yards and two touchdowns


FB vs. Tennessee, 113013

On senior day, the UK football team falls to Tennessee 27-14 on Saturday, November 30, 2013


Kentucky vs. No. 25 Louisville

Kentucky vs. No. 25 Louisville - AP Photo Gallery


Blue/White Game, 042112

Kentucky held its annual spring game, the Blue/White game, on Saturday, April 21 at Commonwealth Stadium.


FB vs. Tennessee, 112611

The University of Kentucky football team snapped a 26-game losing streaking to Tennessee by beating the Volunteers 10-7


Kentucky vs. Georgia

Kentucky vs. Georgia

In a crowded competition for the starting tight end job ... Has been a part-time starter throughout his career ... Combines good pass-catching skills with the toughness needed to play tight end ... Has played in 33 games, including seven starts.

2012 (Junior): Played in 11 games, including three starts ... Had nine receptions for 97 yards ... Best game of the season came at Tennessee, near his hometown, when he caught three passes for 46 yards ... Had a touchdown catch at Louisville ... Career-long catch of 20 yards vs. WKU.

2011 (Sophomore): Played in 11 games and started once ... Caught eight passes for 44 yards and one touchdown ... Top game was three catches for 19 yards vs. Florida ... Caught a touchdown pass at Georgia.

2010 (Freshman): Played in 11 games with three starts ... Had a career game in his home state of Tennessee, recording season highs with four catches for 25 yards and his first career touchdown reception ... Totaled 11 catches for 80 yards and one TD for the season.

High School: "Mr. Football" lineman in the state of Tennessee as a junior ... First-team all-state tight end/defensive end as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Three-year starter for perennial power Alcoa High School, which won six consecutive state championships in Class AAA ... Has exceptional hands ... Caught 32 passes for 536 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior ... Snagged 26 balls for 477 yards and seven TDs as a sophomore ... "Tyler catches everything in sight and impresses you with his surprising speed," wrote recruiting analyst Tom Lemming of ... Also a defensive standout with 89 tackles, 21 for loss, as a junior ... Was the regional player of the year as a junior ... Had 66 tackles, 16 for loss as a sophomore ... Defensive most valuable player of the state championship game his sophomore year ... One of the nation's top-25 tight ends as assessed by ... The No. 13 prospect in Tennessee by SuperPrep ... Coached by Gary Rankin ... "Tyler is a big, tough kid who is also a good athlete," Rankin said. "He has the best hands I've had on my team in 30 years of coaching." ... Played in the Tennessee East-West All-Star Game following his senior season ... Also played basketball and baseball (catcher, outfielder) in high school.
Personal: Born in Knoxville, Tenn. ... Son of Tony and Debbie Robinson ... Major is kinesiology.

Community Cats: Worked with the Christian Appalachian Project for Pike County (2010), the Big Blue U Move-In (2011, `12) and Special Olympics (2013).

Tyler Says ... When I played football as a kid, I pretended I was: my dad ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: to be a successful actor ... The coolest thing about being at UK is: everything ... Something people might not know about me is: when I was 11 I won a national championship in baseball ... My hidden talent is: photography.

2015 National Signing Day Commonwealth Stadium