Former Temple standout Adrian Robinson Jr. died Saturday night at age 25, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. The cause of his death has not been released to the public.
When reached by the Inquirer, a Temple spokesman said the football program was grieving Robinson’s loss and was “not prepared to make a comment.”
Symmetry, the agency that represented Robinson, released the following statement on its Facebook page:
It deeply saddens all of us to share with you that Adrian Robinson Jr. passed away last night at the age of 25. Adrian was a beloved father, son, brother, friend and teammate. We ask that you please respect his family’s privacy during this difficult time, and especially keep his daughter Avery Marie in your prayers. Thank you for all of your support and consideration.
Robinson played both on the defensive line and at linebacker during his time at Temple and was named the MAC Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore in 2009 after recording 14 tackles for loss and 12 sacks.
Overall in 50 games with the Owls, Robinson registered 156 tackles, 33.5 tackles for loss, 22.5 sacks, eight forced fumbles and two interceptions.
Robinson, a native of Harrisburg, Pa., went undrafted in 2012 but caught on with the Pittsburgh Steelers and played in 12 games that season. After a year in Pittsburgh, Robinson had brief stints with the Philadelphia Eagles, Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
In April, Robinson signed a contract to play for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League.