Florida assistant coach announces engagement
Even though Florida was off, Gators assistant coach Christian Robinson had a memorable Saturday. The UF linebackers coach announced his engagement, sharing his proposal photo (below) on Twitter.
A former Georgia linebacker, Robinson followed Dan Mullen from Mississippi State to Florida, taking the step from graduate assistant to linebackers coach as part of Mullen’s initial UF staff. Robinson’s role as Gators linebackers coach is his first on-field coaching position, following graduate assistant stops at his alma mater, University of Georgia (2013-14), Ole Miss (2015-16) and MSU (2017).
At Florida, Robinson has helped develop NFL draftees Jonathan Greenard and Vosean Joseph. Robinson helped Greenard make the most of his lone season at Florida in 2019. Greenard totaled 52 tackles, including 27 solo stops, to lead the SEC with 9.5 sacks and 15.5 tackles for loss. He forced three fumbles, four pass breakups and one fumble recovery that he took back 80 yards for a touchdown.
Robinson tutored Vosean Joseph to a career-high 93 tackes, nine tackles-for-loss, four sacks, five pass breakups and one fumble recovered in 2018.
Off the field, Robinson has helped the Gators sign highly rated 2019 prospects Lloyd Summerall III, Mohamoud Diabate and Ty’Ron Hopper.
In his Georgia playing career, which included playing under Todd Grantham, Robinson saw time in 51 games with 17 starts as a linebacker from 2009-12, compiling 159 tackles, 22.5 TFLs and 4.5 sacks.
Robinson earned a bachelor’s degree in sports management from Georgia in 2012 and attended mini-camp with the St. Louis Rams before pursuing a coaching career.
Robinson began his coaching career at his alma mater in 2013 as a defensive graduate assistant and quality control assistant.
2020… Gonna be hard to forget pic.twitter.com/nRkuNugZlW
— Christian Robinson (@crob45) October 24, 2020