Craig Robertson (American football)

Craig Robertson
Robertson in the 2012 NFL season.
No. 53     Cleveland Browns
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-02-11) February 11, 1988
Place of birth: Stafford, Texas
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 233 lb (106 kg)
Career information
High school: Stafford High School,
Stafford, Texas
College: North Texas
Undrafted in 2011
Debuted in 2012 for the Cleveland Browns
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • 2010 First Team Sun Belt Conference Linebacker (University of North Texas)
  • 2010 Led Sun Belt Conference in Solo and Total Tackles (University of North Texas)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 14, 2014
Tackles 207
Sacks 2.0
Forced fumbles 1
Interceptions 4
Defensive touchdowns 1
Stats at NFL.com

Craig Robertson (born February 11, 1988) is an American football linebacker for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. He was signed by the Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2011. Robertson is a native of Stafford, Texas and played college football at North Texas.

High school

Craig Robertson attended Stafford High School in Stafford, Texas.

Robertson played many positions in high school, including option quarterback, running back, cornerback, wide receiver, kicker and punter. Robertson was also an all-star performer in basketball and baseball. He was also an honor roll student and member of student council while prepping at Stafford High School. Following a stellar career on and off the field at Stafford, Robertson chose to play football at the University of North Texas.[1] Robertson is one of two former football players from Stafford High School to play in the NFL.

College career

The athletic Robertson was initially recruited to play safety at North Texas. However, Robertson displayed a physicality that coaches felt would be better served at linebacker. After redshirting his freshman year, Robertson became the starter at linebacker midway through his redshirt freshman season, a position he held the remainder of his collegiate career. During his tenure at North Texas, Robertson earned All-America honors as a freshman, and Sun Belt All-Conference honors as a sophomore and senior. As a senior, Robertson led the conference in solo tackles and total tackles.[2]

While attending North Texas, Robertson became a member of Phi Gamma Chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity.

Professional career

Pre-draft

Overlooked by many NFL Draft pundits and scouts, Robertson drew interest from several NFL teams including the Cleveland Browns.

Cleveland Browns

Craig Robertson was invited to a tryout by the Cleveland Browns in December, 2011. Following a great performance at the workout, Robertson was signed to the Browns' practice squad in his rookie season. Following the 2011 season, Robertson was signed by the team to a future contract and attended off-season workouts and training camp in 2012. Seizing his opportunity, Robertson made plays throughout the preseason and earned a position on the Browns 53-man active roster. Among the team leaders in tackles and interceptions, Robertson has become a breakout player in the NFL and a major contributor to the Browns' defense.[3]

References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Craig Robertson Stats | College Football at". Sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  3. ^ Nate Ulrich. "Browns linebacker Craig Robertson proving he belongs in NFL, shouldn’t be overlooked - Top Stories". Ohio. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 

External links

  • Cleveland Browns bio
  • North Texas Mean Green bio
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