|53 Scotty Robinson|
A talented, highly-regarded and entertaining member of the Pirates' vaunted front line who is projected to return to a full-time starting role after primarily serving as a reserve and special teams performer during the last two seasons ... More than confirmed his 2006 preseason label as one of the top young defensive talents in Conference USA with a notable rookie season which resulted in a part-time starting role, but was a top backup behind All-Conference USA ends Zack Slate and C.J. Wilson in 2007 and 2008 ... Will open senior campaign as the designated starter at one of the end positions, opposite Wilson ... Mixes raw strength and quickness with plenty of athleticism and a physical style of play ... Suffered an ankle injury during the early phases of spring drills, thus did not participate in both scrimmages and the Purple-Gold Game.
2008: Credited with 17 overall tackles in 10 games as a junior defensive end and special teams performer ... Started once (Southern Miss) and recorded a career-best seven stops against the Golden Eagles ... In addition to 10 solo hits, also posted 1.5 tackles for lost yardage (1.0 vs. Virginia Tech, 0.5 vs. Marshall), one sack (Virginia Tech) and batted down a pass against Kentucky in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl ... Other multi-tackle efforts came against Tulsa (three), Virginia Tech (two) and West Virginia (two) ... All three stops against Golden Hurricane in the C-USA Championship Game were solo tackles ... Missed contests against Virginia, Memphis and UCF because of a foot injury, while sitting out the UTEP game because of an injured wrist ... Picked up fourth career sack (solo) against Hokies, dropping Sean Glennon for a six-yard loss in the second quarter ... Teamed with Jay Ross on other tackle for lost yardage vs. Thundering Herd ... Broke fall camp as C.J. Wilson's top backup at the right end position.
2007: Played in all 13 games as a top reserve during sophomore campaign ... Registered 16 total tackles (three solo, 13 assists) with 3.5 TFLs and 1.5 sacks ... Credited with three quarterback pressures ... Part of a defensive front that held four opponents to 80 yards or less rushing (VT/33, UNC/79, NCSU/49, Memphis/77) ... Turned in a pair of season-high three-tackle outings vs. North Carolina and West Virginia, which also included a stop for lost yardage in each contest ... Contributed two tackles in games against Virginia Tech, Houston, UCF, UTEP and Tulane ... Also credited with 1.5 sacks (-6 yards) and 1.5 TFLs against Hokies ... Combined with Wilson on a sack of Sean Glennon in the first quarter before adding another quarterback drop in the fourth quarter ... Registered another tackle for lost yardage against the Miners, a quarterback pressure vs. the Cougars and a batted pass in the regular season finale against the Green Wave.
2006: Earned six starts in 13 games as a redshirt freshman ... Opened contests against UAB, Memphis, West Virginia, SMU, Southern Miss and UCF ... Totaled 23 tackles (14 solo), four of those coming behind the line of scrimmage (-16 yards) ... Also added a 1.5 sacks (-9 yards), a forced fumble (UAB), a recovered fumble (USF), a batted pass (Memphis) and a quarterback hurry (SMU) ... Played pivotal role for unit that held six opponents to 107 or less yards rushing ... Named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team by both head coaches and media members ...Made collegiate debut at Navy and produced a season-high five tackles, three of those solo hits ... Booked four stops against Tulsa and chipped in with three stops in clashes against Virginia and SMU ... Also netted a sack against the Cavaliers ...Had two-tackle efforts vs. UAB and WVU ... Both stops against Mountaineers resulted in lost yardage ... Tallied single tackles vs. Memphis, Marshall, Rice and South Florida in the Papajohns.com Bowl ... Hit against Tigers marked first official quarterback sack.
2005: Redshirted ... Provided program with an exemplary effort as the top defensive scout team member, earning the Rick Bankston Memorial Award ... Officially signed with Skip Holtz' program in February, 2005.
High School: Chosen to the All-Rowan and All-Central Carolina Conference units as a junior and senior for coach Joe Pinyan at Salisbury High School ... Moved to the defensive end position during senior campaign, logging 36 stops, 13 tackles for lost yardage, three sacks, five forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and three pass breakups ... Played his freshman season at Salisbury before attending Davie County High School during the fall semester of his sophomore year ... Elected as the Hornets' team captain in 2004 ... Played integral role in the turn-around of the SHS program as a junior in 2003, guiding the Hornets to their first winning record (7-5) since 1995 ... Was the defensive MVP of a Salisbury squad which booked a 12-2 mark in 2004 and posted playoff wins over Ashe County (41-20) and North Surry (47-8) before falling to Bandys in the third round ... Netted a pair of interceptions and made four fumble recoveries at the outside linebacking position as a junior ... Has also earned three basketball letters for the Hornets while earning all-area and all-conference accolades on the hardwood as one of the program's top scorers and rebounders (power forward/center).
Personal: Full name is Scotty Lee Robinson, Jr. ... Born August 10, 1986 at Jefferson, S.C. ... Major is communications ... Says the best thing about Pirate Football is the support of the entire Eastern North Carolina region ... Enjoys watching and playing basketball ... Lists George Koonce as favorite all-time Pirate player ... Cites first collegiate sack (vs. Memphis) as most memorable football moment to date ... Hobby of choice is playing the piano ... Fan of sports announcer Dick Vitale ... Credits Godparents and mother as most influential people on career ... Says he's most proud of his mother's accomplishments (supporting family).