DOVER, Del. – Bryan Robinson, a former standout on the Wesley College football team, has had a strong showing in recent weeks for the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League. Through three games this season, Robinson has tallied 7.5 tackles, a sack and has blocked a kick in each game. His 2.0 tackles for loss lead the Soul.
In the opening week of the season, Robinson blocked a 40-yard field goal with 15 seconds remaining, clinching a 63-62 victory for the Soul over the New Orleans Voodoo. The Camden, Del., native was also credited with three tackles in the opener.
The following week, Robinson led the Soul to an 84-59 win over the Pittsburgh Power where he made four tackles, a sack and a blocked PAT. Most recently, Robinson, a starting defensive end, blocked a kick and made 1.5 tackles in a loss to the Cleveland Gladiators.
Robinson, who has attended Arizona Cardinals training camp and has served several stints in the AFL, AF2 and UFL, anchored the Wesley defense for four years, leading the team to a 44-7 record, three trips to the NCAA Playoffs and two trips to the national semifinals. As a senior, he led a team that advanced to the national quarterfinals and won both the Lambert-Meadowlands and ECAC Team of the Year Awards.
Robinson was named to the AP Little All-American First Team and the American Football Coaches Association All-American First Team in 2007. His selection to the D3football.com All-American First Team was his third selection by that outlet, as was his D3football.com All-South Region Defensive Player of the Year Award. Robinson was also chosen as the ECAC All-Southwest Region Player of the Year. He was named All-ACFC First Team four times and was the ACFC Defensive Player of the Year three times.
Wesley's all-time leader with 47 sacks, Robinson, and the Soul, are back in action on Saturday, April 7, when they travel to take on the Georgia Force at 7:00 pm.