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21   Dominic Robinson
Dominic Robinson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Diamond Bar, CA

High School:
Diamond Bar

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 205

Position:
WR

Birthdate:
06/21/1983


At Florida State: Enters preseason practice as the second-team flanker behind Craphonso Thorpe...the third-highest num-ber of career receptions among returning receivers...named most dependable wide receiver this past spring...has made a successful transition from cornerback to one of FSU's top receivers...has also been the Seminoles punt returner during his career.

Junior Year (2003): Played in all 13 games and started the final two...stepped in for an injured Craphonso Thorpe as the starter at flanker in the win at Florida...finished fourth on the team with 285 receiving yards on 16 catches...led all Seminole receivers with a career- high 102 yards on five catches and one touchdown against the Gators...hauled in a 35- yard strike from Chris Rix for FSU's first score of the game...made the biggest catch of his career in the fourth quarter at UF when Rix hit him for 24 yards on fourth down and 14... Rix's next pass was the game-winner to P.K. Sam with 0:55 remaining... totaled 60 yards on three catches against Duke...second to Leon Washington in punt returns with 125 yards on 12 returns...brought back two punts for 34 yards vs. Georgia Tech and two for 31 yards vs. Wake Forest...helped FSU rank second in the ACC in team punt return average (11.1 yards per return).

Sophomore Year (2002): Played in 12 of Florida State's 14 games including the Sugar Bowl...became a starter in the Seminoles' three wide receiver sets over the second half of the season...finished seventh on the team with 143 receiving yards, second in punt return yards with 35 yards on six...eight of his nine catches (including each of the last five) on the season were for first downs...ranked third on the team behind only Craphonso Thorpe (22.2) and Talman Garder (16.4) in yards per catch... caught four passes against Wake Forest and NC State...caught four passes for 51 yards in Florida State's victory over Wake Forest...four catches for season-high 70 yards against NC State ...returned six punts for 35 yards with four of his returns coming in the first three games of the season before he turned his attention to wide receiver.

Freshman Year (2001): Played in nine of Florida State's 12 games...was one of 12 true freshmen to earn playing time during the season...ranked sixth in the ACC and first among freshmen with a 10.1 yards per punt average on 16 punt returns ...finished ninth on the team in all-purpose yards with 162 for an 18.0 yards per game average...became the Seminoles' punt return specialist in the fourth game of the season against Wake Forest...four punt returns of 15 yards or more with his season-long return of 31 yards coming against NC State...10 of his 16 punt returns led directly to scoring drives for Florida State...totaled nearly 90 percent of the Seminoles' total punt return yardage (162 of 182).

High School: Graduated from Diamond Bar High School in 2001...All-America first teamer by Reebok/ESPN...named the Most Valuable Player of the national high school all-star game played in December of his senior season...spent part of that game defending Seminole teammate Craphonso Thorpe ...considered to be the best cornerback prospect in the nation during his senior season...named to the 11-member defensive All-American team by Rivals100.com...listed as the nation's eighth best prospect by Rivals100.com...ranked as the nation's second best prep prospect by SuperPrep...a member of Max Emfinger's Nifty 150 squad...intercepted 10 passes, credited with 20 pass break-ups and recorded 93 total tackles as a senior ...also caught 24 passes for 722 yards (30.1 ypc) and two touchdowns as a senior...intercepted eight passes as a junior and returned one for a touchdown...had three interceptions and returned one for a touchdown as he led Diamond Bar to the California Interscholastic Federation Division II championship game as a sophomore...excelled at both the free safety and cornerback positions during his high school career...selected Florida State over Tennessee and Washington.

Personal: Born June 21, 1983...majoring in sociology ...Robinson's mother, Carolyn, is the sister of former San Francisco 49ers All-Pro Dana Hall who played on the 1994 Super Bowl Championship team.

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