Davonte Robinson - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 9


  • position Safety
  • height 6-2
  • Weight 200
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Lexington, Ky.
  • High school Henry Clay
  • Four-year letter winner
  • Played in 50 career games with 19 starting assignments
  • Career totals included 133 tackles, 9.0 tackles for loss, 1.0 sacks, five pass breakups, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble
  • Graduated in August of 2021 with a degree in health promotion
2021 –  Senior *
  • Played in all 13 games with 11 starting assignments
  • Had 45 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss, 1.0 sacks, a pass breakup and a forced fumble
  • Got his first career sack and forced fumble in the win at Vanderbilt
  • Had a season-high tying six tackles in the win over Florida along with a tackle for loss
2020 – Senior
  • Played in all 11 games with five starts
  • Totaled 27 tackles and 2.0 TFL
  • Had a season-high six tackles in the win over South Carolina
2019 – Junior
  • Missed the season with a quadriceps injury
2018 – Sophomore
  • Saw action in all 13 games with three starts
  • Totaled 42 tackles, 3.0 TFL, four PBUs and two fumble recoveries
  • Recorded a career-best nine tackles vs. Georgia, including a two-yard tackle for loss
  • Totaled seven tackles with 1.0 TFL and one PBU in the win over Vanderbilt
  • Had three tackles and a PBU in the win over No. 14 Mississippi State
  • Recovered a Feleipe Franks fumble after he was sacked by Josh Allen and returned it 30 yards for a touchdown on the final play of the game at Florida sealing the win
2017 – r-Freshman
  • Saw action in all 13 games
  • Totaled 19 tackles, including a career-high five tackles in the win over Vanderbilt
2016 – Freshman
  • Redshirt season
High School
  • On top of being one of the best corners in the state as a senior, he also was a running back, using his speed to score seven touchdowns (four rushing, two receiving and one 91-yard kickoff return)
  • As a junior he rushed for 492 yards on 35 carries and six touchdowns, while recording 32 tackles and two interceptions, including one for a touchdown on defense
  • Led the team in tackles three straight seasons, including a team-high 100 tackles and one interception in 2015
  • Coached by Sam Simpson who said, “Davonte possesses the on-the-field instincts and off-the field work ethic that belong to the elites. Davonte is a hard worker. He’s a selfless individual. He doesn’t command a lot of attention; he doesn’t require all of that. He’s a team player”
  • Named Defensive Player of the Year and first-team all-city by the Lexington Herald-Leader as a senior
  • A 2015 Herald-Leader “Class of Commonwealth” honoree
  • Helped the Blue Devils advance to the second round of the playoffs with a 7-5 record in 2015
  • Four-year letterwinner in track, helping the Blue Devils win the 2015 and 2016 state title
  • Class 3A state track champion in the 100 meters (10.85) as a sophomore
  • Finished second in the state in 2015 in the 4×400 relay
  • Winner of the 400-meter dash and second in the 100 meters at the 2015 Fayette County Public Schools Track and Field Championships
  • Picked UK over Georgia, Louisville, Notre Dame and Ohio State
  • Born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Son of Tara Lancaster and Derek Robinson
  • Siblings are Brandon, Derek Jr., Delmar, Dequan, Destiny, Detoria and Dorian
  • Grandfather, Tony Lancaster, played football at Murray State
  • On track to graduate in the summer of 2021 with a degree in health promotion and a minor in coaching and family science
Davonte Says
  • His nickname is “D-Rob.”
  • He chose Kentucky because it’s in his hometown and he bleeds blue
  • One word to describe him on the field is “fearless”
  • Other than playing in the NFL, his dream job is to be a coach and real estate investor
  • The three people he would invite to his fantasy dinner are Will Smith, Ed Reed, and Kevin Hart
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