Adrian Robinson Dies

Posted: May 18 2015, 7:09am CDT | by , in News | Latest Sports News


Adrian Robinson Dies
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The ex-NFL star died on Saturday night.

Some sad news has emerged in the sports world: former Steelers, Redskins, and Broncos player Adrian Robinson has passed away, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. He was 25. The cause of death has not yet been revealed.

Robinson, a linebacker, went undrafted in 2011 and signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers almost immediately after the draft. He played in 12 games that season and 2012 as a rookie. The Steelers then traded him to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for Felix Jones before the start of the 2013 football season. Robinson was released a week later and signed with the Denver Broncos. He played with the Broncos for six games in Denver in 2013 before he was waived by the team and was then signed by the San Diego Chargers. Robinson played two games for San Diego, was cut and signed with the Washington Redskins. He played two games for Washington. Robinson took a year off from the sport in 2014 and signed a contract with the Canadian Football League's Hamilton Tiger-Cats last month.

Robinson, who was born and raised in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, played in every single game over his four year tenure at Temple University. He started all 25 games in his junior and senior seasons and was a two-time All-MAC selection. 

"It deeply saddens all of us to share with you that Adrian Robinson Jr. passed away last night at the age of 25," Robinson's agency, Symmetry, said in a statement on its Facebook page. "Adrian was a beloved father, son, brother, friend and teammate. We ask that you please respect his family’s privacy during this difficult time, and especially keep his daughter Avery Marie in your prayers. Thank you for all of your support and consideration."


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