George Atkinson III gets second kickoff return touchdown of season in defeat.
CAREER: An aggressive and fundamentally sound offensive lineman who has played and started primarily at right guard in his Irish career ... has appeared in 35 games through his first three seasons and started 27 contests (all 13 in 2010), all at right guard ... became just fifth freshman to start on Notre Dame's offensive line since 1972 ... looks to maintain his starting position on the offensive line in 2011.
2010 (JUNIOR): Saw action in all 13 games in 2010 ... one of 11 players to start all 13 games for the Irish this season ... joined C Braxston Cave, OG Chris Stewart and OT Zack Martin as the only players on the offensive side of the ball to start all 13 games ... the Irish offensive line allowed 20 sacks over their 13 games in 2010, which averaged out to 1.54 sacks per game ... Notre Dame had not allowed fewer sacks per game since 1998 when the Irish allowed only nine sacks in 11 games or 0.82 per game ... totaled 812 snaps on offense, the third most of any Irish offensive lineman.
2009 (SOPHOMORE): Served as the starting right guard for the Irish in 11 contests, missing Navy game due to injury ... helped block for potent Notre Dame offense, which rushed for more than 150 yards on four occa- sions and passed for more than 300 yards eight times ... blocked solidly in game against Washington State that saw Notre Dame rush for 255 yards ... was key pass blocker against Washington, helping Irish pick apart Huskies secondary to tune of 422 yards ... totaled 268:37 of playing time and made 44 appearances on special teams.
2008 (FRESHMAN): Played in 11 of 13 games for the Irish as a rookie (did not play vs. San Diego State or Michigan State) ... started three games at right guard against Boston College, Navy and Syracuse ... became the fifth freshman to ever start on the Irish offensive line at any point, joining an elite club that includes Sam Young (the entire 2006 season), Ryan Harris (final eight games of 2003), Brad Williams (vs. Navy and Boston College in 1996) and Mike Rosenthal (vs. Ohio State, USC and Air Force in 1995) ... made 23 special-teams appearances on the year.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Picked to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio ... named first-team All-American by USA Today ... selected to the EA Sports All-America second team ... received first-team all-state accolades from the Associated Press as a junior and senior ... named first-team Super State by the Lincoln Journal Star following junior and senior seasons ... placed on Class B all-state team as a junior and senior and was tabbed co-honorary captain of both those squads ... selected to the all- area team by the Omaha World-Herald after his junior and senior campaigns ... Rivals.com ranked him the 37th-best player in the nation, second-best player in Nebraska and the No. 1 offensive guard in the country ... rated the 67th-best prospect by Tom Lemming and CSTV ... considered by Scout.com to be the second-best player in Nebraska and the sixth-best offensive guard in the na- tion ... as a senior helped lead the Antlers to an undefeated regular season and the quarterfinals of the state playoffs before losing to the eventual state cham- pions ... high school team finished the season ranked No. 3 in Class B with a 10-1 record ... helped his high school average 265 rushing yards per game and blocked for a quarterback who threw for 1,594 yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior ... also played on the defensive line during final season and totaled 58 tackles, two fumble recoveries, two blocked kicks and one blocked punt ... totaled 61 tackles including 14 tackles for loss and six sacks during junior year ... as a junior, helped lead team to the playoffs where they lost in the state championship to finish ... team finished his junior year with a 12-1 record and ranked second in the state ... started as a sophomore on a team that lost in the quarterfinals of the playoffs ... also played defense as a sophomore and totaled 51 tackles that year ... graduated in December 2007 from high school and enrolled at Notre Dame in January 2008 ... played for coach Mark Wortman in high school...born May 16,1990...son of Wade and Vicki Robinson... father played football at Kearney State College ... enrolled in Mendoza College of Business as a management-consulting major.