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First-year Atlanta Falcon Aldrick Robinson is making a return to Texas as he and his team wait in anticipation for football’s biggest spectacle as part of one of the NFL’s most dangerous offenses seen in recent years.

A Waxahachie native, Robinson spent his high school days as a member of the Waxahachie Indians lining up at wide receiver. Robinson was a two-time All-District selection as a junior and as a senior. In his junior year, he snagged 21 receptions for 651 yards and eight touchdowns which helped raise his stock in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

Heading into his senior year, where he was considered an Area Top 100 by The Dallas Morning News, Robinson produced over 1,500 all-purpose yards and hauled in 29 catches for 647 yards and match his junior touchdown reception number at eight.

Robinson would stay in the Metroplex to attend SMU after turning down an offer from Kansas. He left as one of the Mustangs’ best ever receivers, finishing second in program history with 3,314 career receiving yards. His 181 career receptions is fourth highest in program history, he ranked second in career touchdowns with 30 and was teammates with another NFL player and SMU product in Dallas Cowboys receiver Cole Beasley.

After his career at SMU, Robinson was selected in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. Robinson spent four years in Washington before being waived and signed by the Baltimore Ravens in 2015. Baltimore would release Robinson where the Falcons would sign him in March of 2016.

On the season, Robinson has played in 16 games this year, compiling 323 yards on 20 receptions and two touchdowns. It’s his most productive season since 2013 when he was a member of the Washington Redskins. Robinson had a career game in Week 15 when the Falcons defeated the San Francisco 49ers 41-13, posting 111 yards on four receptions in helping the Falcons make up for the then-absence of star receiver Julio Jones.

In the postseason, Robinson has not garnered a reception but with Atlanta keen on pouring an offensive onslaught on the New England Patriots, Robinson could have a vital role come Super Bowl Sunday in his home state of Texas.


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