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Brian Robison
DE #96
Height:
6-3
Weight:
259
Age:
31
College:
Texas
Hometown:
Splendora, TX
Experience:
8

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
13
SCK
0.5
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 196 132 64 39.5 0 11 0 0 -- 0 0 9 6
2014 MIN 7 7 13 6 7 0.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 MIN 16 16 37 25 12 9.0 0 3 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2012 MIN 15 15 37 26 11 8.5 -- 7 -- -- -- -- -- 3 1
2011 MIN 16 16 44 27 17 8.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 3 2
2010 MIN 16 2 15 13 2 2.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 2
2009 MIN 16 0 10 8 2 4.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2008 MIN 15 0 14 7 7 2.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2007 MIN 16 5 26 20 6 4.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @STL W 34-6 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 NE L 7-30 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @NO L 9-20 3 1 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 ATL W 41-28 2 1 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @GB L 10-42 2 1 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 DET L 3-17 4 1 3 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @BUF L 16-17 -- 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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BIOGRAPHY

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2007 (16/5), 2008 (15/0, 1/1), 2009 (16/0, 2/0), 2010 (16/2), 2011 (16/16), 2012 (15/15, 1/1), 2013 (16/16). Total- 110/54, 4/2.

  • • Notched career-best 8.5 sacks in 2012 and had career-best 3.5 sacks in a game vs. Arizona (10/21/12).
  • • Goes down in history as the last Viking to sack Brett Favre in game vs. Green Bay (9/30/07).
  • • Exceptional UT athlete was a full-time starter his final 3 seasons in football and was NCAA runner-up in the shot put.

OFF THE FIELD Majored in liberal arts at Texas...Father played on the Ranger (TX) Junior College team that won a national title...Wife, Jayme Miller, is an accomplished rodeo barrel racer...Couple has a daughter, Madelyn...Competed in shot put during 2009 offseason, re-kindling his track and field skills as an unattached thrower...Avid fisherman, especially bass, spends his free time prowling the waters in Texas and Minnesota.

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2007 (16/5), 2008 (15/0, 1/1), 2009 (16/0, 2/0), 2010 (16/2), 2011 (16/16), 2012 (15/15, 1/1), 2013 (16/16). Total- 110/54, 4/2.

  • • Notched career-best 8.5 sacks in 2012 and had career-best 3.5 sacks in a game vs. Arizona (10/21/12).
  • • Goes down in history as the last Viking to sack Brett Favre in game vs. Green Bay (9/30/07).
  • • Exceptional UT athlete was a full-time starter his final 3 seasons in football and was NCAA runner-up in the shot put.

OFF THE FIELD Majored in liberal arts at Texas...Father played on the Ranger (TX) Junior College team that won a national title...Wife, Jayme Miller, is an accomplished rodeo barrel racer...Couple has a daughter, Madelyn...Competed in shot put during 2009 offseason, re-kindling his track and field skills as an unattached thrower...Avid fisherman, especially bass, spends his free time prowling the waters in Texas and Minnesota.

HONORS 2007 Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie Team.

PRO Set career-high for a season with 9.0 sacks in 2013 after posting 2.0 vs. Philadelphia (12/15)...Scored 1st career TD on a 61-yard return of a Jay Cutler fumble forced by Jared Allen on a sack at Chicago (9/15/13)...Became only the 7th Vikings DE to appear in 100+ career games during 2013 season...Notched 8.5 sacks in 2012...Played in 4th and started 2nd career playoff game in Wild Card matchup at Green Bay (1/5/13)...Had career-best 3.5 sack day vs. Arizona (10/21/12)...Stepped into full-time starters job at LDE opposite Jared Allen for 2011...Helped Vikings amass 50 sacks to tie for the NFL lead and part of defensive line that produced Allen’s  Vikings-record and NFL-leading 22.0 sacks...Signed contract extension in 2011 off-season...Productive player who provides quality depth along the Vikings star-studded defensive line...Was the last Viking to sack Packers QB Brett Favre.

2013 Started all 16 games for 2nd time in his career...Led team with 40 QB hurries and notched career-high 9.0 sacks, ranking 2nd on team...Had sacks in 5 consecutive games from at Seattle (11/17) to vs. Philadelphia (12/15)...Had season-high 2.0 sacks in a pair of games- at Dallas (11/3) and vs. Philadelphia (12/15)...Posted sack against Packers QB Scott Tolzien at Green Bay (11/24)...Notched 1st sack of season vs. Cleveland (9/22)...Posted the 3rd-longest FR by a Vikings defensive lineman at Chicago (9/15) with a 61-yard score, his 1st career TD.

2012 Spent 2nd season as full-time starter at LDE...Started all 15 games he played in regular season and started Wild Card playoff game...Had career-best with 8.5 sacks and ranked 2nd on team behind Jared Allen...Posted career-high 8 passes defensed, tied for the 2nd-most in team history by a defensive lineman in a season...Ranked tied for 2nd on season with 3 FFs...Set career-best with 3.5 sacks vs. Arizona (10/21)...Notched 3 passes defensed vs. Tampa Bay (10/25)...Notched career-best 11 tackles vs. Arizona (10/21) and tied career-high with 6 QB hurries during game.

2011 Took over at full-time starter at LDE in 2011, posting career-best 8.0 sacks, ranking 2nd on team...Helped Vikings tie for NFL lead with 50 sacks as a team, the 3rd-most in Vikings history...Part of defensive line that produced 40.5 of the 50 team sacks...Started opposite Jared Allen as he set the Vikings single-season record with 22.0 sacks and led the NFL...Ranked 2nd on team with 40 QB hurries...Started season fast with 4.5 sacks in opening 5 games...Tied career-high with 2.0 sacks vs. Detroit (9/25) and Arizona (10/9).

2010 Helped Vikings defense rank #8 in the NFL, the 3rd straight season with a top-10 ranking in the League...Started a pair of games at LDE in place of Ray Edwards, vs. Buffalo (12/5) and vs. NY Giants (12/13)...Saw action in all 16 games...Notched 1st sack of season when he caught Shaun Hill vs. Detroit (9/26)...Recovered a pair of fumbles vs. Buffalo (12/5)...Replaced Edwards in the 2nd half of game at Washington (11/28) where he notched a sack of Donovan McNabb and added 3 QB hurries in the win.

2009 Tied career-best with 4.5 sacks on the season...Posted sacks in 3 of the final 4 regular season games...Played in all 16 games and both playoff contests...Ranked 4th on team with 13 QB hurries...Had 1.5 of the Vikings 8.0 sacks against Green Bay (10/5), which was 1 sack shy of the Vikings team record in a game...Posted 3 tackles at Arizona (12/6).

2008 Saw action in 15 games as Jared Allen’s primary backup…Had a team-best 7 QB hurries in the Wild Card Playoffs vs. Philadelphia (1/4/09), also registering 2 solo tackles, and a tackle for a loss…Started Wild Card game in place of injured Ray Edwards, his lone start of the season...Notched his 2nd sack and 1st FF of the year when he knocked the ball free from Kurt Warner at Arizona (12/14)…Saw time vs. NY Giants (12/28) and posted career-high 7 tackles.

2007 Earned spot on Pro Football Weekly’s All-Rookie Team and started 5 games...Opened the final 4 straight games at RDE and started 1st career game at Detroit (9/16) at LDE...Ranked 3rd in the NFL for sacks among rookies with 4.5...Had 2.0 sacks in the regular season opener vs. Atlanta (9/9)...Sacked Favre (9/30) on the day he broke NFL TD passes record.

COLLEGE His 6 career blocked kicks set a UT record and his 4 blocks in 2003 tied a single-season record...2006 NCAA runner-up in shot put as a junior and won Big 12 shot put title in 2005 and 2006...Won Big 12 shot and discus titles in 2006...Holds the school record in the shot put at 68-4.25 and ranks 3rd in UT history with a discus mark of 195-10...Helped Longhorns win 2005 national championship with Rose Bowl win over USC.

PREP All-State in football and track at Splendora (TX) High...Won Class 3A discus title as a junior and senior and shot title as a senior...Had best throws in all Texas classes as a senior at 215-2 in the discus and 66-2 in the shot...Had #40 jersey retired at Splendora High in 2004.

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