Mississippi State RB Josh Robinson entering NFL draft
Robinson, 22, carried the ball 177 times for 1,128 yards and 11 touchdowns in his first season as a starter this year. The 5-foot-9, 215-pound running back rushed for a career-high 198 yards against Kentucky in October, but has not surpassed 64 yards in his last five games.
Robinson, a second-team All-SEC selection, told Aschoff that he is on track to graduate.
“I came through with my plan. I’m going to graduate; I had a great year; and I knew that was all going to happen,” Robinson said. “I just want to count my chips and give thanks to the Bulldog fans, [athletic director] Scott Stricklin, [school president] Dr. [Mark] Keenum and coach [Dan] Mullen for letting me lead the program, and do what I do."
“It’s time to put my feet in the water and show the NFL what I do. I changed the game coming into high school and college, and now it’s time to change the game in the NFL.”
Robinson and the Bulldogs finished the regular season 10-2. They will play Georgia Tech in the Orange Bowl on Wednesday at 8:00 p.m.
- Paul Palladino