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2012 (SENIOR): Appeared in all 13 games and started seven ... registered 24 catches for 252 yards ... also had four rushes for 28 yards and one touchdown ... opened year with a nine-yard rushing touchdown in a blowout win over Navy (Sept. 1) ... had four catches for 33 yards against Purdue (Sept. 8) ... tallied five catches for 58 yards against Michigan State (Sept. 15) ... had one rush for eight yards and caught two balls for 22 yards in Chicago at Soldier Field against Miami (Oct. 6) ... caught two passes for 13 yards and had one rush for five yards at Oklahoma (Oct. 27) ... came back into form against Pittsburgh (Nov. 3) with six catches for 50 yards ... finished the last two games of the season with two receptions each against Wake Forest (Nov. 17) and USC (Nov. 24) ... 27-yard grab against the Demon Deacons was the longest reception of his career ... other came against Boston College in 2011.

2011 (JUNIOR): Saw action in all 13 games, starting the final four after injuries hit the Irish ... caught 19 balls for 207 yards and first career touchdown ... recipient of Next Man In Award signifying him as the top reserve on the team ... produced career highs in catches (seven) and yards (73) in win vs. Maryland ... had five catches for 65 yards in win vs. Boston College ... caught first career TD pass in win vs. Air Force ... had four grabs for 34 yards in the Champs Sports Bowl against Florida State.

2010 (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in eight games for the Irish during 2010, starting against Army and USC ... moved into the regular rotation at wide receiver following the injuries to TJ Jones and Theo Riddick ... totaled 14 receptions for 187 yards on the year, including a season-high grab of 26 yards against Tulsa ... registered four plays of 20 yards or more, all on receptions ... 10 of 14 receptions resulted in a touchdown or first down ... two of four receptions on third-down plays resulted in a touchdown or first down ... hauled in a 11-yard reception against Western Michigan ... nabbed two catches for 26 yards against Navy ... collected a career-high-tying four receptions for a career-best 67 yards against Tulsa, including a career-best catch of 26 yards ... snatched a five-yard toss against Utah ... totaled 63 yards on four receptions at Yankee Stadium against Army ... recorded two catches for 15 yards versus USC ... totaled 161 snaps on offense, the sixth most of any Irish wide receiver.

2009 (FRESHMAN): Appeared in three games at wide receiver (Boston College, Washington State, Connecticut) during freshman season ... recorded three receptions for 21 yards ... also registered one kick return (Washington State) good for 11 yards ... hauled in two catches for 13 yards against Boston College before securing one catch for eight yards following week against Washington State ... totaled 5:12 of playing time and made one appearance on special teams.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named 2008 Hawaii Co-Offensive Player of the Year by Honolulu Advertiser ... also named first-team all-state by Advertiser ... participated in Hawaii vs. Mainland All-Star Game ... selected to play in 2009 Under Armour All-American All-Star Game ... won best hands contest at Under Armour game ... earned all-conference honors as junior and senior ... led state as senior with 1,393 receiving yards and 15 receiving touchdowns ... also returned kickoffs and played defensive back in certain situations ... finished season with 19 total TDs ... along with current Notre Dame senior Manti Te'o, helped lead their high school to 12-1 record and first state championship ... totaled 211 all-purpose yards in championship game, including seven receptions for 147 yards and a TD as the Buffanblu defeated Leilehua 38-7... named first-team all-state by Honolulu Star-Bulletin as junior after posting 35 receptions for 836 receiving yards with 13 TDs ... totaled 992 all-purpose yards as junior ... selected first-team all-conference in 2007 and 2008 ... ranked eighth-best player in Hawaii by ... named one of top 150 players in SuperPrep's Far West (California, Hawaii, Nevada) rankings ... graduated from President Barack Obama's high school ... teammate in high school of Irish linebacker Manti Te'o ... played for head coach Kale Ane at Punahou School ... full name is Robert Joseph Toma ... son of Tammy and Ross Toma ... enrolled in College of Arts and Letters as a film, television and theatre major.

Toma's Career Stats

Year G-S Rec Yds TD LG Rec/G Avg/C Avg/G
2009 3-0 3 21 0 8 1.0 7.0 7.0
2010 8-2 14 187 0 26 1.8 13.4 23.4
2011 13-4 19 207 1 27 1.5 10.9 15.9
2012 13-7 24 252 0 27 1.8 10.5 19.4
Total 37-13 60 667 1 27 1.6 11.1 18.0

Robby Toma
Robby  Toma


Laie, HI

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 185

Wide Receiver


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