#13 Josh Robinson
Position: RB
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 215
Year: Junior
Hometown: Franklinton, LA
High School: Franklinton HS
Experience: 2 Letters
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2014 Second Team All-SEC: Associated Press, Coaches’
SEC Co-Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 25, 2014)

CAREER: Powerful running back who stepped into a starting role as a junior and dominated ... Nicknamed “Bowling Ball” after his powerful leg drive and ability to run over defenders ... Also proved to be a reliable pass-catching threat out of the backfield ... Elected to forego his senior season and enter the 2015 NFL Draft … Finished his career tying the school record for yards per carry with 6.2 … Matched the mark of Harvey Johnson 75 years ago (1938-40) … Played in 38 games with 13 starts … Tallied five career 100-yard rushing games and one 100-yard receiving game … Rushed for 1,997 yards on 323 carries with 15 touchdowns and added 493 yards receiving and one score.  

2014 JUNIOR SEASON: A second-team All-SEC selection by the league’s coaches and the Associated Press in his first year as a starter … Played in all 13 games with 11 starts … Did not start at South Alabama and against Vanderbilt … Tied for first in the SEC with 11 rushing touchdowns … Ranked third in the SEC in rushing yards (1,203, 34th in FBS) and rushing yards per game (92.5, 39th in FBS) … Ranked third in the SEC with 136.8 all-purpose yards per game (29th in FBS) … His 1,203 rushing yards ranked third in school history while his 11 rushing TDs tied for ninth … His 1,573 all-purpose yards ranked second in school history … Tallied 124 rushing yards on and 20 carries with one score in the Sept. 6 win vs. UAB … Named MSU’s Offensive Player of the Week in the Sept. 20 win at No. 8 LSU rushing for 197 yards (12.3 YPC) and one touchdown, including a 66-yard rush … The 197 rushing yards were the most by a running back against LSU since Arkansas’ Darren McFadden ran for 206 (6.4 YPC) in 2007 … Rushed for a game-high 107 yards and tied a career high with two touchdowns in win against No. 6 Texas A&M … Totaled a game-high 134 all-purpose yards in the Oct. 11 win against No. 2 Auburn, rushing for 97 yards and two touchdowns, while catching two passes for 37 yards … Tallied career highs in carries (23) and rushing yards (198) in road win at Kentucky, scoring two touchdowns and earning SEC Co-Offensive Player of the Week honors … Of his 198 rushing yards against the Wildcats, 142 came after contact, including a dazzling highlight reel run in which he broke eight tackles … Recorded a game-high 174 all-purpose yards in the home win against Arkansas, including a career-high 110 receiving yards on a career-best six receptions … Totaled a game-best 106 all-purpose yards at No. 3 Alabama on Nov. 15, catching six passes for 69 yards and rushing 12 times for 37 yards … Averaged 9.0 yards per carry in the Senior Day win against Vanderbilt, rushing seven times for 63 yards while also tallying his first-career touchdown reception.

2013 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Served as the primary backup to running back LaDarius Perkins and played in all 13 games, starting two (Alcorn State and Rice) ... Finished as the squad’s third-leading rusher with 459 yards on 78 carries ... Averaged 5.9 yards per carried and tied for second on the team with three rushing scores ... Contributed as a receiving threat out of the backfield, hauling in 12 passes for 115 yards, an average of 9.6 yards per reception ... Checked in fourth on the squad in total offense (459 yards) ... Carried six or more times in eight contests, including five of the final six contests of the year ... Rushed for 40 or more yards in six games (Oklahoma State/48; Troy/46; LSU/40; Texas A&M/73; Arkansas/101; Rice/45) ... Impressed on first and third-down carries, averaging 6.5 yards on first-down attempts and 6.4 yards on third-down tries ... On seven third-down carries, converted four into first downs (57.1 percent) ... Scored all of season’s three touchdowns on first-down carries ... In second-and-short carries, turned nine attempts into seven first downs ... Averaged 11.7 yards per carry in three third-and-long situations, converting two into first downs ... An effective weapon on first-down passes, catching six of the intended 10 attempts ... Made first career start in year’s second game, against Alcorn State (9/7) ... Carried six times in the second and third quarters against Troy (9/21), gaining four rushing first downs and a touchdown, his first of the campaign on a 19-yard rush in second quarter … Finished with a career-high 35 receiving yards against the Aggies ... Gained 101 rushing yards on 17 carries at Arkansas (11/23), all in the second half ... Averaged 5.9 yards a carry against the Razorbacks ... Scored game’s first touchdown against Ole Miss (11/28), diving into the end zone from one-yard away in the second quarter ... Rushed for 45 yards on just three carries against Rice (12/31) in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.

2012 REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON: Team’s second-leading rusher during redshirt freshman season, carrying 55 times for 335 yards and a touchdown ... Averaged 6.1 yards per carry ... Carried at least five times in each of the first four games of the season ... Rushed for 41 yards on six carries in the win over Tennessee ... Scored first career touchdown in game versus the Vols ... Rushed five times for 35 yards in season opener against Jackson State ... Carried six times for 30 yards against Auburn ... Missed the regular-season finale in Oxford with an injury ... Came back against Northwestern in the Gator Bowl, leading the team with a year-high 91 yards on the ground on seven carries including a season-long 59-yard rush.

2011 TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON: Redshirted as a true freshman.

HIGH SCHOOL: Big-play threat out of the Louisiana prep ranks ... Helped lead Coach Shane Smith’s Franklinton Team to the Louisiana Class 4A championship ... Picked by Louisiana Sports Writers Association to the First-Team All-State 4A squad ... Named Honorable Mention on the Baton Rouge Advocate’s state-wide 2011 Super Dozen  ... Ran for 1,105 yards during his senior season and scored 20 touchdowns ... Also caught 22 passes for 558 yards and seven scores ... As a junior, the Demons went 14-1 and fell one game short of the state championship, losing to Neville High School in the finals ... Rushed for 1,315 yards and scored 22 touchdowns as a junior ... Added 11 catches for 205 yards for five more touchdowns  ... Also participated in varsity track.

PERSONAL: Born Joshua D. Robinson on Aug. 24, 1992 … Majoring in human sciences.

Rushing attempts: 23, at Kentucky (10-25-14)
Rush yards: 198, at Kentucky (10-25-14)
Long rush: 73, at Kentucky (10-25-14)
Receptions: 6, (2x) last at Alabama (11-15-14)
Receiving yards: 110, vs. Arkansas (11-1-14)
Long reception: 47, vs. Arkansas (11-1-14)
All-purpose yards: 209, at Kentucky (10-25-14) 


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