Former MSU running back Robinson arrested

By JOEL COLEMAN

sports@starkvilledailynews.com

Former Mississippi State running back Josh Robinson, a beloved figure on MSU’s 2014 team that rose to No. 1 in the country for five weeks, was arrested early Saturday morning on a disorderly conduct charge according to the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office.

Robinson was arrested at 1:45 a.m. on Saturday at Aspen Heights, an apartment complex near the Mississippi State campus. Robinson was released on bond.

Robinson played three seasons for the Bulldogs from 2012 through 2014 after redshirting his first year on campus in 2011. After solid freshman and sophomore seasons, Robinson rose to stardom in 2014, earning the nickname ‘Bowling Ball’ for his ability to run over defenders as he played in all 13 games and garnered 11 starts. Along the way, Robinson tied for first in the Southeastern Conference with 11 rushing touchdowns and ranked third in the SEC with 1,203 rushing yards.

Following the 2014 campaign, Robinson was chosen as a second-team All-SEC selection by both league coaches and the Associated Press.

Robinson went on to forego his senior season as he entered the 2015 National Football League Draft where he was selected in the sixth round by the Indianapolis Colts.

Robinson played in five games for the Colts, rushing 17 times for 39 yards. Indianapolis waived Robinson by mid-November before signing him to their practice squad.

Currently, Robinson is a free agent.

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