Former NFL linebacker Adrian Robinson, who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers, Denver Broncos, and Washington Redskins, has died at the age of 25. No cause of death was given.
On Sunday, Robinson’s agency Symmetry released a statement on Facebook confirming the news of his passing:[blockquote]It deeply saddens all of us to share with you that Adrian Robinson Jr. passed away last night at the age of 25. Adrian was a beloved father, son, brother, friend and teammate. We ask that you please respect his family’s privacy during this difficult time, and especially keep his daughter Avery Marie in your prayers. Thank you for all of your support and consideration. [/blockquote]
Undrafted in 2012 out of Temple, Robinson appeared in 12 games for the Steelers in 2012. After being traded to the Eagles for running back Felix Jones but later released, Robinson played in six games the following year with the Broncos, and two with the Chargers.
Robinson recently signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL, which opens training camp later this month.
From Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Robinson had 156 tackles and 22.5 sacks in 50 games for Temple. In 2009 in his sophomore season, he was honored as the Mid-American Conference defensive player of the year. He had 14 tackles for losses and 12 sacks that season.
Some of Robinson’s former teams, teammates and coaches later took to Twitter to express their condolences, and a GoFundMe page was set up for Robinson’s daughter Avery Marie.
My thoughts are with the family of Adrian Robinson during this difficult time. Very sad that he passed away at such a young age.
— Mike Tomlin (@CoachTomlin) May 18, 2015
— Temple Football (@Temple_FB) May 18, 2015
The #Broncos send condolences to the family and friends of Adrian Robinson (six games in Denver in 2013), who has passed away. He was 25.
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) May 17, 2015