WCU scores game-winning TD at 1:33; defense holds on game's final play
WCU looks to halt drought against nationally-ranked teams
Detrez Newsome leads NCAA in rushing, all-purpose yards
2016 (Redshirt Junior): Started all 11 games at wide receiver ... Led WCU with 71 catches -- the third-most in the Southern Conference -- for 738 receiving yards ... His 71 catches ranked fourth in WCU's single-season record books ... Tallied five-or-more receptions seven times ... Ranked sixth in the SoCon with an average of 67.1 receiving yards per game ... Recorded a team-best six receiving touchdowns, scoring 36 points on the year ... Eclipsed the 100-yard receiving mark once with a season-high 106 yards on eight catches at Mercer (Oct. 15) ... Matched a school-record with 15 receptions for 99 yards and two TDs against Wofford (Oct. 8) ... Credited with one tackle against Wofford ... Selected first team All-Southern Conference by the league's voting media ... Caught one pass for four years in WCU's annual Spring Game.
2015 (Junior): After suffering a wrist injury, sat out the season and took a medical redshirt ... Returned to the practice field in a limited role during the 2015 spring drills.
2014 (Sophomore): Played in 11 of the team's 12 games with nine starts at wide receiver … Paced the team with 56 receptions for a team-high 643 receiving yards … Led the Southern Conference with a 5.1 reception per game average and was fourth in the SoCon in receiving yards per game (58.5 yds/gm) … Recorded double-digit receptions three times including a career-high 15 in the season-opener at USF (Aug. 30), matching a school-record for receptions in a single-game (Eric Rasheed, 15 vs. UTC in 1984) … Threw a touchdown pass on a trick play at Mercer (Oct. 18), connecting with Karnorris Benson on a 39-yard strike … Finished with three, 100-plus yard receiving games … Caught 10 passes for a career-high 183 receiving yards against The Citadel (Oct. 25) … Returned one punt and had one kick return … Recorded a pair of tackles at Samford (Nov. 8) … Named second team All-Southern Conference by the voting media … Playing for the Gold squad, caught eight passes for 40 yards while rushing twice for 30 yards in WCU’s annual Spring Game.
2013 (Freshman): Saw action in all 12 games on the season making 11 starts at wide receiver ... Made his collegiate debut by starting the season-opener at Middle Tennessee State ... Finished second on the team with 41 catches for 562 yards and two touchdowns ... Tallied catches in 11 of his 12 games on the season, shutout at ACC-foe, Virginia Tech ... Added five punt returns for 17 yards for a combined 579 yards of total offense ... Recorded his first career reception and first collegiate touchdown on the same play - a 35-yard second quarter scoring strike from Troy Mitchell at MTSU ... Ranked ninth in the Southern Conference in receiving yards per game (46.8 yds/gm) - a mark that was third among all league freshmen ... Finished 10th in the SoCon in receptions per game (3.4) ... Led the team in receiving five times including the final three games of the year ... Tallied a career-best 91 receiving yards and a second touchdown at Chattanooga ... Posted his career-high for catches with six against Furman ... Credited with two solo tackles.
Prior to Western Carolina: Three-year varsity team member at Decatur High ... Finished with 94 catches for 1,660 yards and 22 receiving touchdowns ... Averaged 17.7 yards per reception during his career ... Despite nursing a sprained ankle most of his senior season, finished with 44 receptions for 480 yards and five touchdowns ... Also had two TDs on punt returns and seven interceptions as a cornerback ... Named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's All-Region 6-AAA squad ... Played in the DeKalb County Coaches Association Senior All-Star Game ... Also played basketball as a prep.
Personal: Is the son of Lionel & Anita Robinson ... Has two brothers, Dominicus and Michael, and a sister, Andrea.