Dunta Robinson Biography

Dunta Robinson has always been a playmaker & a defensive leader at every level of football!


Dunta Robinson: High School
Dunta Robinson was born in 1982 in the heart of Dawgs country, Athens, Georgia. A natural athlete from an early age, growing up in a town with the proud football tradition of the Georgia Bulldogs helped shape Dunta Robinson's love for football. Dunta Robinson became an outstanding athlete at Clarke Central High School in multiple sports but showed the most talent in football. Playing both offense and defense, Dunta Robinson was a true versatile athlete. His unique athletic gifts got him recruited by the South Carolina Gamecocks.

Dunta Robinson: Gamecock
Dunta Robinson had the pleasure and ability to play for legendary coach Lou Holtz while a member of the South Carolina Gamecocks. Dunta Robinson was a special-teams standout as a freshman and was moved around the secondary to try and find a spot. Dunta Robinson eventually settled in at safety. Dunta Robinson played as a backup until he got a position change to cornerback and a promotion to the starting rotation.

Dunta Robinson wowed coaches and players as a cornerback and quickly became a leader for the South Carolina Gamecocks defense. As a junior, Dunta Robinson led the team in interceptions and showed his ability to deliver hard hits in the open field. With great physical gifts and a strong work ethic, Dunta Robinson had established himself as one of the top CBs in all of college football by the time he was a senior. The South Carolina Gamecocks have always been a feeder school for NFL defensive backs, and Dunta Robinson was one of the best.

Dunta Robinson: 2004 NFL Draft
There was a great debate among NFL scouts about who was the top cornerback in the 2004 NFL Draft. Eventually the speedy Virginia Tech Hokie CB DeAngelo Hall was chosen first. Fans with Houston Texans tickets were more than happy to see the aggressive Dunta Robinson fall to their 10th overall pick. The Houston Texans also traded up in the first round and selected DE/OLB Jason Babin. The two rookies were thought to be cornerstones for the Houston Texans 3-4 defense.

Dunta Robinson: Houston Texans
Jason Babin may have flopped, but the young Dunta Robinson quickly adjusted to the 3-4 defense and was an instant success for the Houston Texans. As a rookie, Dunta Robinson was already the best defensive player on the young expansion team and quickly became a leader in the locker room. Dunta Robinson moved all around the complicated defense and was an excellent pass rusher off the blitz, making three sacks. Dunta Robinson also forced three fumbles and intercepted six passes. Fans with Houston Texans tickets cheered when Dunta Robinson had an outstanding game against Peyton Manning as a rookie.

Dunta Robinson was a big reason for the success of the team and fans not only sold out Houston Texans tickets but they also bought up every Dunta Robinson jersey they could find. No. 23 became the favorite number of fans with Houston Texans tickets, and Dunta Robinson did not let them down. Though he did not have the outstanding stats of his rookie year, Dunta Robinson had become a shutdown corner in 2005, and few QBs threw his way. The Houston Texans under Dom Capers however collapsed to a 2-14 record.

Dunta Robinson: Super Mario
With the first overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, the Houston Texans selected DE Mario Williams and followed it up in the second round with MLB DeMeco Ryans. New head coach Gary Kubiak praised Dunta Robinson as a player and a leader, and the young corner was again put into the role as captain of the defense. With Mario Williams and DeMeco Ryans anchoring the front seven, Dunta Robinson was free to make plays in the secondary. Fans with Houston Texans tickets were proud of their new defense that had the makings of a great one.

Dunta Robinson: Injury
As the 2007 season began, Houston Texans tickets featured Dunta Robinson sharing the defensive load with DeMeco Ryans. Former South Carolina Gamecocks teammate Fred Bennett joined Dunta Robinson in the secondary as the other corner. Fred Bennett quickly developed under his mentor and the duo of corners had the entire NFL on the lookout. Just as the pair was hitting their stride, Dunta Robinson suffered a horrific injury against the Oakland Raiders, and fans with Houston Texans tickets feared the worst. The leg injury could have been career-ending but Dunta Robinson knew better.

Dunta Robinson: Comeback
Recovering from both a knee and hamstring injury was a tough proposition. Dunta Robinson never doubted that he would see the field again and threw himself into rehab. Doctors were quite amazed at the quick recovery, and it was not long before Dunta Robinson was running again. Football was a long ways off but he had already passed the hard part. Fans with Houston Texans tickets longed for the return of Dunta Robinson as they watched their favorite team's secondary collapse.

After missing half of the 2007 season and the first half of 2008, Dunta Robinson made his triumphant return to the Houston Texans roster and had fans with Houston Texans tickets cheering. Dunta Robinson played sparingly as he got his feeling for the game back, but the presence of Dunta Robinson alone was enough to inspire his teammates. After making a few tackles as a nickelback, Dunta Robinson was ready for action. A year after his injury, Dunta Robinson picked off a pass against the Cincinnati Bengals to become the all-time leader in team interceptions.

Dunta Robinson: Personal Life
In addition to being an emotion leader for the Houston Texans, Dunta Robinson is also a caring father of two children and will soon be married to his high school girlfriend. Dunta Robinson has a soft spot for kids and is a part of many youth football camps both in Houston, Texas and his hometown of Athens, Georgia. His comeback from injury has been an inspiration to athletes in all sports and athletic levels.

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