IOWA CITY, Iowa – – FormerUniversity of Iowa defensive lineman Derreck Robinson will serve as honorary captain Saturday night when Iowa hosts Michigan at Kinnick Stadium (7:15 p.m., ABC).
Robinson is a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He lettered for the Hawkeyes from 2001-04. He earned Iowa’s Coaches Appreciation Award for defense as a senior and was selected to compete in the East-West Shrine game.
Robinson started all 12 games at defensive end in 2004 as the Hawkeyes earned a share of the Big Ten title and defeated LSU in the 2005 Capital One Bowl. He tied for fifth in the conference in fumble recoveries. Robinson had a career-best nine tackles in a 33-6 win over Ohio State and six tackles in a 30-7 win over Wisconsin that earned the Hawkeyes a Big Ten championship.
After a redshirt season in 2000, Robinson competed for the Hawkeyes during one of the most successful periods of Iowa football. Iowa posted a 38-12 record during his career, sharing the Big Ten title in both 2002 and 2004. The Hawkeyes competed in four bowl games during that span, including winning the 2001 Alamo Bowl, the 2004 Outback Bowl and the 2005 Capital One Bowl.
Robinson completed his career with 76 tackles, including 16 tackles for loss and four sacks. He forced two fumbles and recovered two fumbles.
Robinson signed a free agent contract with San Diego following the 2005 NFL Draft and played in the NFL through the 2010 season. After two seasons in San Diego, Robinson also played for Miami (2007), and Cleveland (2009-2010). He saw action in 14 games for the Browns in his final year.
Robinson will accompany the Iowa captains to the center of the field for Saturday night’s pregame coin toss. He will also be with the Hawkeyes in the locker room before and after the game.