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Rob Robertson

Rob  Robertson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Centreville, Miss.

High School:
Centreville Academy

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 230

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
12/31/1981

Experience:
4L

2004: Started at strongside linebacker in all 11 games ... Finished second on the team in tackles with 73 (53 solo), including 5.5 TFLs (-9 yards) and one QB sack (-3 yards) ... Also credited with three QB pressures, two pass deflections and one fumble recovery ... Earned his fourth letter ... vs. Memphis (9/4): Credited with eight hits (three solo), including a career-high two TFLs (-3 yards) ... at Alabama (9/11): Led team nine tackles (seven solo) and was credited with one QB pressure ... vs. Vanderbilt (9/18): Credited with six solo stops and recorded his first career QB sack (-9 yards) ... at Wyoming (9/25): Had six tackles (three solo), including one TFL (-1 yard) ... vs. Arkansas State (10/2): Tallied four hits (two solo), including one TFL (-1 yard), and was credited with one pass deflection and one QB pressure ... at South Carolina (10/9): Made seven tackles (six solo) ... vs. Auburn (10/30): Recorded six tackles (four solo) ... Stopped Auburn RB Ronnie Brown on a second-and-goal from the Ole Miss two-yard line to key a four-down goal-line stand in the first quarter ... Named Quarterback Club Defensive Player of the Week ... at Arkansas (11/13): Credited with a career-high 11 tackles, including a 0.5 TFL (-1 yard) ... at LSU (11/20): Tied a career high with 11 stops (nine solo) and was credited with one pass deflection ... vs. Mississippi State (11/27): Recorded two tackles (one solo) ... Also credited with a fumble recovery ...Spring 2004: Selected by his teammates as one of five permanent team captains for 2004 season along with Doug Buckles, Kerry Johnson, Marcus Johnson, and Eric Oliver.

2003: Played in all 13 games ... Had 28 tackles (10 stops), including a 0.5 TFL (-1 yard) ... Also had one interception, one pass deflection and one QB pressure ... Earned his third letter ... at Vanderbilt (8/30): Tallied five stops (three solo) in the 24-21 win over the Commodores ... at Memphis (9/6): Recorded a career-high six tackles (one solo) ... Also credited with one pass defensed and one QB pressure ... at Mississippi State (11/27): Intercepted his first pass of the season and returned it 14 yards to the Bulldog 18 and set-up Jonathan Nichols' 32-yard field goal to give the Rebels a 17-0 lead en route to a 31-0 victory ... Cotton Bowl (1/2): Credited with one solo tackle versus Oklahoma State ... Spring 2003: Received Jeff Hamm Memorial Award as the Most Improved Defensive Player from the 2003 spring football drills ... Ended spring No. 2 at "Sam" linebacker behind returning starter Justin Wade ... Had two tackles, including one for a minus three yards, in Red-Blue spring game.

2002: Appeared in all 13 games ... Earned his second letter ... Presented with the MainStay Independence Bowl's Scholar-Athlete Award ... Credited with 24 tackles (16 solo), including one TFL (-1 yard), and had two pass deflections and one QB pressure ... vs. UL-Monroe (8/31): Tied a career-high with four tackles (two solo) ... vs. Vanderbilt (9/21): Credited with four stops (two solo), tying his career high, and had one pass deflection ... vs. Alabama (10/19): Had two solo tackles, including one TFL for -1 yard ... at Georgia (11/9): Had three solo tackles on special teams to earn Quarterback Club Special Teams Player of the Week honors ... Independence Bowl (12/27): Credited with three solo stops in the Rebels' 27-23 win over Nebraska.

2001: Named to the Coaches Freshman All-SEC team ... Played in all 11 games, starting two ... Earned his first letter ... Made first career start versus Middle Tennessee (10/20) at weakside linebacker ... Started at middle linebacker versus Georgia (11/17) ... Recorded 24 tackles (eight solo) ... Intercepted one pass, forced one fumble and blocked one kick ... vs. Middle Tennessee (10/20): Set a career-high with four stops (one solo) ... at LSU (10/27): Had three tackles (one solo) and blocked a punt with seconds remaining in the first half, setting-up Eli Manning's eight-yard TD pass to give the Rebels a 21-10 halftime lead in a 35-24 win ... Was named Quarterback Club Special Teams Player of the Week ... vs. Arkansas (11/3): Tied career high with four hits (one solo) ... vs. Georgia (11/17): Recorded three tackles (two solo) against Georgia and intercepted his first career pass ... at Mississippi State (11/22): Had four assisted tackles, tying his career best ... vs. Vanderbilt (12/1): Credited with three tackles and forced one fumble.

2000: Did not see action in true freshman season ... Redshirted ... Received National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Award from the Ole Miss Chapter.

HIGH SCHOOL: Selected to Clarion-Ledger Top 40 list ... Named to SuperPrep All-Dixie Team ... Also earned All-State, All-District, and All-Star honors ... Injured a knee early in senior season, but still had 100 tackles, three QB sacks, two TDs, and three fumble recoveries, while blocking three punts and three extra points ... As a junior, was second team All-State, plus All-District, Enterprise-Journal All-Area, and Natchez Democrat All-Area ... Was All-District sophomore year ... Had 260 career tackles, including nine QB sacks, and rushed for 853 yards and 15 TDs ... Helped lead Centreville Academy to state championships in 1998 (14-0) and 1999 (11-3) ... Coached in high school by Bill Hurst ... Earned three letters in football, four in baseball, three in track, and two in basketball ... Won Rebound Award in basketball ... Was All-District outfielder, winning Offensive Award and making it to the State Games ... In track, was a member of 1998 state championship 400-meter relay team and 1999 400-meter and 800-meter relay teams ... Also won 1998 state shot put championship ... Who's Who Among American High School Students, National Science Merit Award, Beta Club, Student Council, and Student-Athlete Spotlight.

PERSONAL: Son of Robbie Robertson and Karen Robertson ... Father played at Ole Miss ... Full name is George Hasting Robertson, III ... Born: December 31, 1981 ... Related to the Pooles of Ole Miss -- Ray Poole, Barney Poole, Buster Poole, and Paige Cothern -- who were football standouts with the Rebels ... Majoring in Biological Science ... Named to the 2002 Verizon District VI All-Academic second team ... Made Chancellor's Honor Roll in Spring of 2001, Spring of 2002, Fall of 2002, Spring of 2003, Fall of 2003, Spring of 2004 and Fall of 2004 ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2002, 2003 and 2004 ... Named to the 2004 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VI team and was selected as a first team Academic All-American.

ROBERTSON'S CAREER STATISTICS
--DEFENSE--

Year G-S UT AT TT TFL-YDS Sacks-Yds CF FR PD PRES INT BLK
2001 11-2 8 16 24 0.5-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 1
2002 13-0 16 8 24 1.0-1 0-0 0 0 2 1 0 0
2003 13-0 10 18 28 0.5-1 0-0 0 0 2 1 1 0
2004 11-11 53 20 73 5.5-9 1.0-3 0 1 2 3 0 0
Totals 48-13 87 62 149 7.5-11 1.0-3 1 1 7 5 2 1

ROBERTSON'S CAREER HIGHS
TACKLES: 1, twice, at Arkansas (11/13/2004) and at LSU (11/20/2004)
SOLO TACKLES: 9, at LSU (11/20/2004)
TFLs: 2.0, vs. Memphis (9/4/2004)
INTERCEPTIONS: 1, vs. Georgia (11/17/2001)
PASSES DEFENSED: 1, 4x, MR: at Memphis (9/6/2003)
QB PRESSURES: 1, 6x, MR, at LSU (11/20/2004)
BLOCKED KICKS: 1, at LSU (10/27/2001)

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