Helvetic Mercenaries sign standout veteran DB Darius Robinson

The Helvetic Mercenaries have announced the signing of former Clemson Tiger defensive back Darius Robinson for the remainder of the 2024 European League of Football season.

The 32 year old was recently released by the Munich Ravens where in five games this season he recorded 17 tackles. He joined the Ravens in 2023 but was injured after one game and missed the rest of the season.

During the 2022 season with the Wroclaw Panthers, the 5’11”, 185 pound Robinson from Atlanta, Georgia recorded 31 tackles, five pass breakups, and one tackle for a loss. Robinson also was a dangerous player on special teams racking up 1,039 yards and one touchdown on kick and punt returns, earning himself an ELF All-Star nod.

The season prior, Robinson was an integral part of the Panthers playoff run in the inaugural season of the European League of Football. Playing in 11 games Robinson made 31 tackles, four tackles for a loss, and eight pass breakups to go along with three interceptions for 108 yards, and two touchdowns. The shifty returner also added value as an impactful special teams player, returning two kicks for touchdowns and blocking two field goals. Robinson averaged nearly 33 yards a return and ended the season with 566 all-purpose yards and four total touchdowns. He earned All-Europe honors for his play that season.

In 2019, Robinson played cornerback and kick returner for the Austrian champions, the Swarco Raiders 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. Robinson also spent part of the 2021 season with the Laz Rozas Black Demons of Spain, making plays as a cornerback and kick returner.

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 briefly reached the NFL as he was signed by the Buffalo Bills but injured his shoulder at training camp. The injury led to his release prior to the 2014 season. After starting his own business, he continued working out, staying in football-ready shape while running his business.

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