Monday, September 14, 2020

Undrafted Rookie James Robinson makes NFL History in Debut vs the Colts

Illinois State University phenom who was an undrafted rookie and starting running back for the Jackson Jaguars, James Robinson made NFL history yesterday in his professional debut game. The quiet and poised rookie even made a highlight reel with his acrobatic hurdle over an Indianapolis Colts defender. Robinson a Rockford Lutheran High School graduate was the first undrafted rookie to start in Week 1 in 30 years. The previous record of 45 yards from scrimmage is what J.R needed to break the record. He had 8 carries and 56 yards by the end of the 2nd quarter. Robinson ended up with 62 yards on 16 carries in a 27-20 victory over the Colts. 

In high school Robinson set the ISHA all time rushing record with 9045 yards and scored 158 touchdowns for the Rockford Lutheran Crusaders and while at Illinois State University he became the 2nd all time rushing leader with 4444 yards and 44 touchdowns. This Rockford native made the best of the opportunity he was given and showed his team what he was capable of. I can't wait to see what kind of numbers he puts up this year. On behalf of 662online, Rockford, IL & and as an alumni myself from Rockford Lutheran High School I'd like to wish Good luck to James Robinson for the rest of this season and his career. And to all the kids from the #815 make sure you start snatching up as many James Robinson rookie football cards that you can! 

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