Michael Robinson

Michael Robinson

Former San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson serves as an NFL Network analyst on various programs, including "NFL GameDay First."

In 2006, Robinson was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers where he was converted from a quarterback to a running back, and finished the year with 38 carries for 166 yards, nine receptions for 47 yards and two touchdowns. In 2010, Robinson joined the Seattle Seahawks. After nine seasons in the NFL, Robinson retired following the 2014 season, which ended in a 43-8 win over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.

Robinson is also known for his major impact at at Penn State. During his first season as a Nittany Lion, Robinson shifted around the offensive set from quarterback to running back, slot back and split end to utilize his talents. Robinson was Penn State's second-leading rusher in 2002, with 263 yards and six touchdowns on 50 carries.

To further his impact at Penn State, in 2005 Robinson was named Big Ten Conference Offensive Player of the Year by the league's coaches and was a second-team All-Big Ten Choice. Robinson was the first player in Penn State history to throw for more than 2,000 yards and rush for more than 500 yards in the same season. He was also the first quarterback at Penn State to run for at least 10 touchdowns in a season. Captain of the team in 2005, Robinson led Penn State to the Big Ten Championship and the Orange Bowl.

Robinson is the founder of the Excel to Excellence Foundation, to encourage kids to excel in academics and society. Each year the organization holds a Michael Robinson Youth Football Camp and Community Day to interact with children and provide coaching from professional athletes.

Robinson earned a B.A. in advertising/public relations from Penn State, and then continued his education with a second B.A. in journalism in 2005.


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