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Jovon Robinson | Running Back

Team: Valdosta State Blazers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/4/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220

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Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline relays that former Auburn RB Jovon Robinson was not seen at the program's pro day on Friday.
It is unclear when or where Robinson might ultimately test in a longshot effort at the draft. Auburn dismissed him in August and he subsequently transferred to Valdosta State. However, it is not uncommon for players in Robinson's situation to be invited to their previous program's pro day. Doesn't look like the 6-foot-1, 220-pounder had that opportunity. Or if he did, doesn't look like he took advantage of it. Sat, Mar 11, 2017 12:43:00 PM

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Dismissed Auburn senior RB Jovon Robinson will play for Valdosta State during the 2016 season, according to Gridiron Now

The Valdosta State Balzers have a new coach this year in Kerwin Bell. The report notes the school lost their top five running backs after last season. Robinson was set to be Auburn's lead rusher this season, but was dismissed due to "multiple recent incidents" and he "did not meet standards." Apparently Valdosta State hosts six FBS transfers for the 2016 season. Robinson is eligible to play immediately.
Mon, Aug 15, 2016 09:35:00 AM

247Sports' Ryan Black relays that dismissed Auburn and dismissed senior RB Jovon Robinson "had this whole blowup about [an incident in which Robinson allegedly tried to forcibly remove a woman from his room]."

Black's source told the reporter that Robinson personally relayed the story to him. Per the anonymous tipster, in one instance, "[Jovon] told me, ‘I had a girl in my room. I tried to get her out of my room. I grabbed her by her wrist and told her to get out." The woman in question reported the incident to the university's Division of Student Affairs "He felt like, in his mind, that the coaches were against him," Black's source said, "so he was purposely being defiant. Not going to meetings on time, not doing weights. That kind of stuff."
Source: 247Sports
Sat, Aug 6, 2016 02:19:00 PM reports that Auburn dismissed senior RB Jovon Robinson "due to multiple recent incidents, one involving a teammate and another a young woman."

According to the report, Robinson and incoming grad transfer DB Marshall Taylor recently attended a party in Columbus, Georgia, where a "physical altercation took place between attendees of the party and Taylor, who sources indicated was the victim of the confrontation." was told by a source that Taylor would not return to the program if Robinson, dismissed from the program on Wednesday, was still with the team. Auburn HC Gus Malzahn said Thursday that Taylor, who has missed the first two days of Auburn's fall camp practices, was still part of the team "as of right now." Malzahn denied Taylor's absence was related to Robinson's dismissal. The final straw, according to, was a separate and more recent incident involving a woman. Details are hazy, but Robinson has not been charged with any recent crimes.
Fri, Aug 5, 2016 08:51:00 PM

Dismissed Auburn senior RB Jovon Robinson’s former Georgia Military College coach Bert Williams indicates that Robinson was dismissed following multiple incidents.

Williams said that a late May or early June incident with teammates made Auburn’s "staff unhappy." Williams wouldn’t get into specifics or speak to the report from ESPN that Robinson was removed after missing practices and classes. But Williams did say that a "final incident" took place recently that led to Robinson’s dismissal. Robinson, you'll recall, blamed Auburn's coaches for being duplicitous earlier this week following his dismissal. He said he was 'stereotyped and disrespected" and only kicked off the team as an overreaction to last year’s D’haquille Williams situation. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn has declined to offer any details.
Fri, Aug 5, 2016 06:13:00 PM

Dismissed Auburn RB Jovon Robinson told that "everything about (the) Auburn coaching staff is not what it seems."

Players are rarely completely honest when talking with the media... but this is certainly one way to respond. Robinson adds that other Auburn players are not happy with his dismissal, and Robinson elected to not walk around with a "fake smile" which led to him being "stereotyped and disrespected." ESPN's Brett McMurphy reported Robinson was dismissed due to a "continued inattention to detail in everything" and consistently missed classes and meetings.
Thu, Aug 4, 2016 09:51:00 AM

Auburn dismissed senior RB Jovon Robinson.

Tigers coach Gus Malzahn said Robinson "did not meet my standards" and added "there's going to be no distractions" for good measure. It's an unfortunate development for Auburn's uncertain offense and the second straight year the school has booted its best offensive skill position player (WR D'haquille Williams) off the team. The Tigers will likely now install sophomore Kerryon Johnson at running back. As for Robinson, he has one year of eligibility remaining. He's no doubt pondering relocation options as we speak.
Wed, Aug 3, 2016 07:44:00 PM's Brandon Marcello noted that "simply put, [Auburn junior RB] Jovon Robinson is the future."

This past season belonged to Peyton Barber, who opted to forego his final season of eligibility to enter the NFL Draft. Now, it's Robinson's time to shine. The former five-star recruit rushed for 639 yards (5.5 YPC) and a trio of touchdowns on 117 carries this past season. He played in just eight games due to an ankle injury, but came on strong down the stretch with at least 90 yards rushing in five of his last six contests. "My performance throughout the last part of the season," Robinson said, "I think was a testament to my work ethic and during the summer and during the spring and during the winter." If the 6-foot-1, 220-pound junior can stay healthy, he has the talent to produce big numbers in 2016. DFS players, remember the name.
Tue, Jan 19, 2016 06:26:00 PM

Auburn junior RB Jovon Robinson had 25 carries for 121 yards and a touchdown in Wednesday's 31-10 thrashing of Memphis in the Birmingham Bowl.

Robinson received almost double the attempts that Peyton Barber did (13 for 44). The junior had no problem pushing Barber into a backseat role when he returned from injury on Halloween and heads into the winter as the clear No. 1 RB. Barber acquitted himself well enough this year, finishing with 1,020 rushing yards, most of them accrued with Robinson on the shelf. He and Robinson -- a 6-foot-1, 220-pounder who was a five-star recruit out of high school -- will form one of the nation's most dangerous backfield duos in 2016.
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 03:55:00 PM

Auburn junior RB Jovon Robinson had 12 carries for 93 yards in Saturday's 20-13 loss to Georgia.

We're confused that Auburn didn't utilize Robinson more often this afternoon. When they did, he made plays, just like he did last week while tearing up Texas A&M. But the school rotated Robinson today with the less effective Peyton Barber. The pathetic passing attack cost the Tigers this game, but they'd really help their cause if they simply began handing off to their most dangerous playmaker more often. Robinson, a 6-foot-1, 220-pound JUCO transfer product, was a five-star recruit out of high school.
Sat, Nov 14, 2015 03:42:00 PM

Auburn JUCO transfer RB Jovon Robinson remains sidelined by the ankle injury he suffered in the season-opening game against Louisville.

Robinson tweaked the ankle in the second quarter against Louisville two weeks ago and he's still working his way back from it. Said HC Gus Malzahn, "He practiced a little bit [last] Thursday but he just wasn't ready to go. He's day-to-day. Hopefully he'll be ready this week." The 6-foot-1, 220-pound JUCO transfer product was a five-star recruit out of high school. His injury has helped open opportunities for Peyton Barber, who was just moved to the top of the depth chart on Tuesday.
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 04:22:00 PM

Auburn views JUCO transfer Jovon Robinson as the school's best every down, between the tackles RB, according to ESPN's Travis Haney.

Haney starts by saying those who cover the team believe Robinson was in "the dog house" during camp, but the staff will rely on him to carry the load, like Tre Mason and Cameron Artis-Payne. Expect Roc Thomas to see snaps on the edge in the hopes of creating explosive plays, likely off motion or sweeps. Head coach Gus Malzahn has really created a plug and play system, but it helps to have great talent.
Source: ESPN
Wed, Aug 26, 2015 10:02:00 AM's Creg Stephenson believes Auburn JUCO transfer RB Jovon Robinson "could be the latest Tiger to lead the SEC in rushing."

"After being embroiled in an eligibility controversy two years ago, Robinson landed in junior college, where he led the nation in rushing as a freshman in 2013. Though Roc Thomas and Peyton Barber will get their touches, Robinson could be the latest Tiger to lead the SEC in rushing," Stephenson wrote. The five-star juco transfer had a monster season at Georgia Military College, rushing for 2,387 yards and 34 touchdowns in 2013.
Tue, Aug 4, 2015 03:02:00 PM

Sports on Earth's Matt Brown believes "it's possible [Auburn JUCO transfer RB Jovon Robinson] has a chance to be a Tre Mason-type power back in this offense."

With Cameron Artis-Payne and Corey Grant gone, the 6-foot, 235-pound Robinson is battling sophomores Roc Thomas and Peyton Barber for the job. Robinson, a five-star juco transfer, ran for 2,387 yards and 34 touchdowns in 2013 at Georgia Military College. "Robinson's potential can't be ignored," Brown wrote.
Thu, Jul 9, 2015 06:53:00 PM

Auburn JUCO transfer RB Jovon Robinson is "a shoe-in, it seems, to be the primary candidate " to win the starting RB job for the Tigers, according to's Brandon Marcello.

The five-star JUCO recruit was originally a member of Auburn's 2012 recruiting class in 2012, but was ruled ineligible due to a falsified high school transcript. While Robinson seems like the early candidate to take the position, running backs' coach Tim Horton doesn't know who is going to start right now. At the moment there is a three-man battle at the position, between Roc Thomas, Peyton Barber and Robinson.
Fri, May 8, 2015 04:18:00 PM