Gelen Robinson
Gelen  Robinson


Schererville, Ind.

High School:
Lake Central

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 280



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• Appeared in all 12 games, making 10 starts.
• Finished third on the team with 61 total tackles, including 8.0 for loss.
• Tied for the team lead with 5.0 sacks.
• Returned an interception 78 yards for a touchdown against Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 3.
• Had six tackles vs. Cincinnati on Sept. 10.
• Finished with two solo tackles vs. Nevada on Sept. 24.
• Had first sack of the season along with five other tackles at Maryland on Oct. 1.
• Posted six tackles and forced a fumble at Illinois on Oct. 8.
• Had three tackles, including a sack, vs. Iowa on Oct. 15.
• Credited with an assisted TFL and six tackles at No. 8 Nebraska on Oct. 22.
• Finished with four tackles vs. No. 24 Penn State on Oct. 29.
• Recorded a pair of tackles for loss, including a sack and five tackles at Minnesota on Nov. 5.
• Had a season-high eight tackles vs. Northwestern on Nov. 12.
• Tallied 1.5 TFL, including a sack, and six total tackles vs. No. 6 Wisconsin on Nov. 19.
• Tied season-high with eight total tackles, including a sack and 2.0 TFL, at Indiana on Nov. 26.

• Appeared in 10 games, making seven starts.
• Had 32 total tackles, 17 solo, with nine tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and a fumble forced on the season.
• Had five tackles, four solo, with 2.5 TFLs vs. Virginia Tech on Sept. 19.
• Finished with a pair of tackles against Bowling Green on Sept. 26.
• Tallied five tackles, a TFL and a fumble forced at No. 2 Michigan State on Oct. 3.
• Recorded three solo tackles vs. Minnesota on Oct. 10.
• Had one tackle at Wisconsin on Oct. 17.
• Recorded three tackles, 1.5 TFL and an assisted sack vs. Nebraska on Oct. 31.
• Tallied one tackle against Illinois on Nov. 7.
• Finished with four tackles and a sack at Northwestern on Nov. 14.
• Had a pair of assisted tackles at No. 6 Iowa on Nov. 21.
• Tallied a season-high six tackles, four solo, with a career-high three TFLs vs. Indiana on Nov. 28.

• Appeared in 11 games.
• Finished the season with 20 tackles, 14 solo, four TFLs, and two sacks.
• Made three tackles, one solo, with 1.5 TFLs and one sack against No. 11 Notre Dame on Sept. 13.
• Had one solo tackle against Southern Illinois on Sept. 20.
• Finished with four tackles, three solo, two TFLs and a sack against Iowa on Sept. 27.
• Had two tackles, one solo, at Illinois on Oct. 4.
• Made one solo tackle at Minnesota on Oct. 18.
• Recorded five tackles, three solo, and .5 TFL against No. 25 Wisconsin.
• Had four solo tackles against Northwestern on Nov. 22.

• Four-year letterwinner.
• Four-star prospect by Rivals.com.
• Football rookie of the year as a freshman.
• MVP of the team as a senior.
• Defensive player of the year as a senior.
• Athlete of the year as a senior.
• 100 tackles, 31 tackles for loss and 11.0 sacks as a senior.
• Coach was Brett St. Germain.
• Also wrestled for four years.
• Participated in track for four years.
• Placed third at state wrestling tournament as a sophomore.
• Won state wrestling championship as a junior and senior.
• Placed third in discus as a sophomore.
• Placed second in discus and shot put as a junior.

• Given name is Gelen Andre’ Robinson.
• Born June 10, 1995.
• Is majoring in selling and sales management.
• Father, Glenn, was an All-American basketball player at Purdue and the first overall selection of the 1994 NBA Draft.
• Brother, Glenn III, played basketball at Michigan (2012-14).


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