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#40 Matt Robinson
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 240
Year: Junior
Hometown: Columbia, Md.
High School: Atholton HS
Experience: 3 Letters
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As a Junior (2013): Received The A.V. Williams Award for Outstanding & Conspicuous Sportmanship at the team banquet ... started 10 games at outside linebacker ... recorded 73 tackles and 10.0 for a loss ... had a season-high eight tackles, including two TFL, against Old Dominion (8/31) ... recorded six tackles and recovered a fumble against West Virginia (9/21) ... notched eight tackles against Florida State (8/5) ... had five stops, forced a fumble and recovered another in a loss to Clemson (10/26) ... recorded five tackles and two TFL against Virginia Tech (11/16) ... notched six tackles against Boston College (11/23) ... made a career-high 17 stops against NC State (11/30) ... also recorded 3.5 TFL against the Wolfpack.

As a Redshirt Sophomore (2012): Missed the first two games of the season with an injury … made his 2012 debut starting at safety vs. Connecticut (9/15) … led the defensive backfield with six tackles (three solo) while helping limit the Huskies to 70 passing yards and 223 yards of total offense … started against West Virginia (9/22) and had three solo stops …missed game games against Wake Forest (10/6), Virginia (10/13), NC State (10/20) Boston College (10/27) and Georgia Tech (11/3) with a groin injury … started and recorded a team leading 10 solo tackles as well as one tackle for loss, a forced fumble and a pass break up against Clemson (11/10) … started and had five tackles including three tackles and one interception against Florida State (11/17) … recorded two solo tackles against North Carolina (11/24).

As a Sophomore (2011): Started the first three games at safety along with Eric Franklin … before his season-ending injury ranked second in the ACC and tied for seventh nationally in tackles per game (12.0) … notched a then-career-high 10 tackles against Miami (9/5) … recorded a career-best 13 stops, including 11 solos, against West Virginia (9/17) … also had a career-high two tackles for loss and two pass breakups … matched his career high in tackles with a 13-stop effort vs. Temple (9/24).

As a Freshman (2010): Played in all 13 games as a defensive back … also started once at safety … had 29 tackles on the season, which ranked second on the team among non-starters … also a solid special-teams performer … posted 11 special-teams tackles which ranked tied for third on the team … all of his stops occurred on kickoff coverage … one of five true freshmen to see time during the year … tied for second on the team and tied for first in the ACC among freshmen in forced fumbles (2) … posted a season-high seven tackles vs. Morgan State (9/11) … also forced his first-career fumble vs. the Bears … had four tackles, including a season-best three solo stops, vs. Boston College (10/23) … one of three safeties to start vs. Wake Forest (10/30) … had a forced fumble vs. Florida State (11/20) … posted three tackles vs. East Carolina in the Military Bowl (12/29).

At Atholton High School: A talented two-way performer who played wide receiver and linebacker … ranked No. 58 nationally among tight ends by Scout.com … the 146th-ranked athlete in the nation by Scouts, Inc. … 2009 consensus all-state selection … earned Baltimore Sun All-Met first team honors as a receiver and Washington Post All-Met first team as a linebacker in 2009 … 2009 Howard County Times Defensive Player of the Year … posted 39 receptions for 792 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior … had three 100-yard games, including a five-reception, 194-yard performance vs. River Hill … also had 75 tackles, including four sacks, in 2009 … played in the 2009 Crab Bowl which featured all-star teams from Baltimore and Washington, D.C. … had over 90 receiving yards in the game … first team All-Howard County selection in 2008 after catching 15 passes for 210 yards and four touchdowns … recorded 74 tackles, six pass breakups and two forced fumbles as a junior … also played basketball … also considered Pittsburgh, Boston College and Connecticut … coached by Kyle Schmitt, a former Maryland all-conference offensive lineman.

Personal: Born in Baltimore … parents are Chris Robinson and Pamila Brown … has one sister, Marissa … majoring in criminology and criminal justice.

Career Highs

Tackles - 13 (twice: vs. Temple, 9/24/11; vs. West Virginia, 9/17/11)

Solo Tackles - 11 (vs. West Virginia, 9/17/11)

Forced Fumbles - 1 (twice: vs. FSU, 11/20/10; vs. Morgan State, 9/11/10)

TFL - 2.0 (vs. West Virginia, 9/17/11)

PBU - 2 (vs. West Virginia, 9/17/11)


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