Austria: Swarco Raiders re-sign CB/KR Darius Robinson

The defending Austrian champions, the Swarco Raiders, have re-signed lockdown cornerback in Darius Robinson from the Clemson University Tigers (NCAA Div. I FBS).

Robinson will also serve as defensive backs coach for Swarco.

The 5’11”, 185 lb 26-year-old from Atlanta, Georgia played corner and kick returner for the Raiders during the 2019 season and was a key to the team’s undefeated season. He was named Central European Football League MVP. Robinson spent the 2018 season with the Braunschweig New Yorker Lions in the German Football League. Playing on one of the best secondaries in Europe, he recorded 40 passes defended and had seven interceptions (177 INT return yards) two defensive touchdowns, nine pass breakups and 32 tackles in 16 games (GFL & Big 6). He allowed 1.3 catches per game /15.6 receiving yards allowed per game

A former High School All American, he was a three-year starter at Clemson and over his career amassed 70 tackles, four (4) tackles for loss, six (6) interceptions for 40 yards, one (1) returned for touchdown, one (1) quarterback pressure, and seventeen (17) pass breakups. He was named team captain in his senior year and also played in the 2014 Orange Bowl against the Ohio State Buckeyes which the Tigers won 40-35.

Robinson was signed by the Buffalo Bills but injured his shoulder at training camp and was released prior to the 2014 season. After starting his own business he continued working out, staying in football-ready shape while running his business.

After becoming aware of football in Europe and Germany in September of 2017, he created a profile on Europlayers and received offers from 15 teams, eight from the GFL.

The Swarco Raiders went unbeaten in 2019 winning the Austrian Bowl, beating the Dacia Vienna Vikings in the process and also downing the Vikings to win the ECTC title. Swarco won the CEFL crown by defeating Switzerland’s Calanda Broncos in a shootout.

The Swarco Raiders won the Austrian Bowl in 2018 and the Raiders also captured the CEFL/NEFL championship, a tournament that included the national champions from nine different countries. Swarco also defeated the Central College Dutch from Iowa 31-26.\

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