Kentucky Wildcats Football 2014 Season Preview: Meet Demarco Robinson

Oct 6, 2012; Lexington, KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats wide receiver Demarco Robinson (9) runs the ball against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Commonwealth Stadium. Mississippi State Bulldogs defeated the Kentucky Wildcats 27-14. Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports



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When Demarco Robinson arrived at Kentucky, he had already left his mark in the high school rankings in Georgia. Robinson left Georgia after breaking the all-time yardage total (1,655 yds) and 27 touchdowns during his senior season. He was also named to the first-team all-state in Georgia’s Class 5A. Robinson was labeled as a 3-star prospect by Rivals and ESPN.


Robinson had limited playing time during his freshman season, playing in only a total of seven games. During his sophomore season in 2012, he played in every game and started in four games. Robinson finished the season with a total of 28 receptions and 297 yards. Robinson became the impact player he was seen as during his junior season, becoming one of the starting wide receivers and adding 20 receptions and 213 yards to his stat line. He scored his first two touchdowns against Western Kentucky and South Carolina. Robinson was also the leading punt returner for the season, having returned punts for a total of 114 yards.

Oct 5, 2013; Columbia, SC, USA; Kentucky Wildcats wide receiver Demarco Robinson (9) gets the ball just over the goal line for a touchdown as he is stopped by South Carolina Gamecocks cornerback Victor Hampton (27) in the second half at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports


For Robinson, he must still stay focused and compete for a starting position. With the company of Javess Blue, Jeff Badet, and Alex Montgomery challenging for playing time, Robinson must play as a veteran and lead by example. He had a minor run in with the law towards the end of last season and was suspended indefinitely, along with two other players. That is in the past and Robinson as shown so far he is capable of being a starter. In this year’s Blue-White game, he led all receivers with eight receptions, 115 yards, and a touchdown.

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