NFL CAREER – After making the club’s opening day roster as an unheralded, undrafted free agent out of West Texas A&M following a tryout at the club’s rookie camp and an impressive preseason, Khiry Robinson made a significant contribution to the Saints running game as he carried 54 times for 224 yards with one touchdown in the regular season and then rushed 21 times for 102 yards with one touchdown in the postseason.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Signed by Saints, 5/13/13.
2013 – Originally signed following after participating on a tryout basis at the club’s post-draft rookie camp, played in 10 games in the regular season and had 54 carries for 224 yards (4.1 avg.) with one touchdown and two special teams tackles, following a preseason where he led the club in rushing and receiving and led the league in rushing and total yards from scrimmage (331) when he carried 49 times for 228 yards (4.7 avg.) and posted 11 receptions for 103 yards (9.4 avg.). Played in both postseason contests with one start as he split lead back duties with Mark Ingram, carrying 21 times for 102 yards with one touchdown and a 13-yard reception…After being inactive for the first two contests, made his NFL debut vs. Arizona, Sept. 22, when he carried four times for 38 yards…Carried 12 times for 37 yards and added a special teams tackle vs. Miami, Sept. 30…Saw action at running back and rushed seven times for a career-high and team-best 53 yards with his first career touchdown on a one-yard rush at New England, Oct. 13…Also inactive for contests at New York Jets, Nov. 3, vs. Dallas, Nov. 10, vs. San Francisco, Nov. 17 and at Seattle, Dec. 2…In regular season finale vs. Tampa Bay, Dec. 29, rushed 12 times for 50 yards, including a career-long 25-yard run…Made his postseason debut in NFC Wild Card Playoff at Philadelphia, 1/4/14 and carried eight times for 45 yards, including rushing three times for 22 yards to kill the clock and move into the field goal range on the final game-winning drive…Received his first career NFL start in NFC Divisional Playoff at Seattle, 1/11/14, when he rushed 13 times for 57 yards with one touchdown, leading team in rushes, rushing yards and rushing TDs. Also had a 13-yard reception.
COLLEGE - In two seasons at West Texas A&M after transferring from Blinn (Texas) Junior College, rushed for 2,290 yards and 26 touchdowns and caught 60 passes for 612 yards and six touchdowns…In 2012, named to the D2Football.com All-America team and was recognized as first-team All-Conference as he led the Buffaloes and Lone Star Conference with a school-record 1,621 yards on the ground with 15 touchdowns while also adding 38 receptions for 430 yards and four touchdowns…In 2011, carried 103 times for 669 yards and 11 touchdowns while also catching 22 passes for 182 yards and two scores…Majored in sports & exercise science.
PERSONAL - Prepped at Belton (Texas) HS, earning All-District and All-Centex honors…Also lettered in track & field...Participated in a team Christmas bike and toy giveaway with the Marines at the practice facility…Born December 28, 1989.
Running back Khiry Robinson's runs in for a 1-yard touchdown. A two-point conversion is good after running back Mark Ingram scores.
New Orleans Saints senior writer John DeShazier chats with RB Khiry Robinson in the Morning Report (New Orleans Saints video)
New Orleans Saints senior writer John DeShazier previews Thursday's Saints news and talks to RB Khiry Robinson in the Morning Report (New Orleans Saints video)