Former Cyclone Alexander Robinson Signs with Cedar Rapids Titans

Courtesy: Cedar Rapids Titans

Iowa State's Alexander Robinson rushes during the first half of their game against Nebraska at Jack Trice Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, in Ames. Robinson rushed for 101 yards on 32 carries. (Jim Slosiarek/SourceMedia Group News)


By James Steward

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - The Cedar Rapids Titans announced Thursday that they have signed former Iowa State Cyclone running back Alexander Robinson to a contract for the 2012 season. Robinson finished his redshirt senior season at Iowa State in 2010 as the school’s fourth all time leading rusher with 3,309 yards. He also ranks third in school history with 4,114 all-purpose yards and sixth in school history with 27 rushing touchdowns. Last season, while playing against the #22 ranked Texas Longhorns, Robinson rushed for 120 yards and two touchdowns, helping the Cyclones to their first win over Texas in school history. Robinson was a two time team MVP, in 2009 and 2010, a Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week and honorable mention All Big 12 in 2009.

Leading into the 2011 NFL Draft Robinson was ranked 41st out of 160 eligible running backs. The 5’ 9”, 180 pound running back ran the 40 yard dash in 4.53 seconds at his pro day and signed with the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent on July 28, 2011. After being released by the Vikings after training camp, Robinson came to terms with the Titans Monday afternoon.

“I am excited about this opportunity and am looking forward to playing again in the great state of Iowa,” said Robinson. “The Titans are building a good, competitive team here in Cedar Rapids and its going to be fun to be a part of it.”

“Alexander brings some local excitement to the team for the 2012 season,” said Titans GM Chris Kokalis. “We are looking forward to seeing him in our uniform and watching him continue to his pursuit of being a full-time NFL player.”

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