- Date of Birth:
- November 21, 1989
- 6' 1"
Adrian Robinson (born Adrian Lynn Robinson Jr. on November 21 1989 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) was an American football player. Growing up in Pennsylvania, Adrian attended Harrisburg High School, where he was named a three star scout prospect. He was offered to play for three Division 1 schools: Pittsburgh, Connecticut and, the school he would eventually play for, Temple University. Adrian was named MAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2009. Sporting News and EPSN.com called Adrian the MAC Defensive MVP that same year. In 2011, Adrian finished his college football career by helping lead the Temple Owls to victory in the 2011 Gildan New Mexico Bowl, the first bowl victory in over thirty years. After school, Adrian spent a brief career in the NFL. First, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed him in April 2012. He was then traded to the Philadelphia Eagles in August 2013. The Eagles released him a week later, allowing the Denver Broncos to claim him in September. The Broncos waived Adrian, allowing him to sign with the San Diego Chargers in November. They released him a month later. In December of 2013, after being passed around by five teams, Adrian signed with the Washington Redskins, who kept him for eight months, releasing him in August 2014. He played a total of 16 games with the NFL. He signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League in April 2015, and was scheduled to report to training camp. However, on May 16, 2015, Adrian was found dead, having committed suicide.
Best Known For:
Adrian Robinson was best known as a NFL and Temple University football player.
Adrian has a daughter, Avery Marie, Adrian’s younger brother, Averee, is a defensive lineman at Temple University.