Brian Robiskie, the son of former NFL head coach Terry Robiskie, is a wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns, who selected him with the 39th overall pick in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Robiskie played four seasons for the Ohio State Buckeyes, during which he made two appearances in the BCS National Championship Game. Robiskie is 6-feet, 3-inches tall and weighs 196 pounds. His last name is pronounced ROW-biss-key.
Prep Career
At Chagrin Falls High School in Chagrin Falls, OH, Robiskie set career receiving records with 118 catches for 1,885 yards and 34 touchdowns. Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 61 wide receiver in the class of 2004, and he signed with Ohio State after considering Stanford, Florida and Miami (FL).
Robiskie saw limited action as a redshirt freshman in 2005, playing primarily on special teams while catching one pass for 13 yards (against San Diego State). He was still a reserve in 2006, but finished third on the team with 29 catches for 383 yards and five touchdowns. He caught at least one pass in all 12 regular season games, but was shut out in Ohio State's BCS National Championship Game loss to Florida.
Robiskie was a starter during his junior and senior seasons at Ohio State, leading the team in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns in both 2007 and 2008. He caught at least two passes in each of his last 26 games with the Buckeyes, including five catches for 50 yards and a touchdown in the 2008 BCS National Championship Game loss to LSU. Robiskie finished his Ohio State career with 127 receptions for 1,886 yards and 24 touchdowns. His 24 career receiving touchdowns rank fourth in school history, behind David Boston, Cris Carter and Santonio Holmes.
NFL Career
Robiskie was selected in the second round (36th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. Two days before the Browns opened their full training camp -- but five days after the reporting date for rookies -- Robiskie signed a four-year/$3.875M contract with Cleveland. Robiskie played 11 games for the Browns in 2009, recording seven receptions for 106 yards.
Robiskie's father, Terry, played 5 seasons in the NFL with the Raiders and Dolphins. He was an interim head coach for the Redskins in 2001 and Browns in 2004, and is currently the wide receivers coach for the Atlanta Falcons.