Adrian Robinson : Former Temple star and Steeler linebacker Robinson dies at 25

Adrian Robinson : Former Temple star and Steeler linebacker Robinson dies at 25

Adrian Robinson, a former Harrisburg High School football standout, died last night at the age of 25.

The cause of death has not been released.

Adrian Robinson, a Harrisburg, Penn., native and the 2009 Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Year, played 50 career games at Temple, recording 156 tackles and 22 1/2 sacks.

He signed with the Steelers in 2012 as an undrafted free agent and later played for the Chargers and Redskins. In 22 NFL appearances, in 2012 and 2013, Robinson recorded two tackles (one assisted) — both with the Broncos.

Denver claimed Robinson off waivers on Sept. 1, 2013 from the Eagles, where he had been traded and released a week later. He was waived by Denver on Oct. 15 that same season.

Adrian Robinson did not play in the NFL in 2014 but had signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League on April 27.

On Sunday, Robinson’s agency Symmetry released a statement on Facebook confirming the news of his passing:

It deeply saddens all of us to share with you that Adrian Robinson Jr. passed away last night at the age of 25. Adrian was a beloved father, son, brother, friend and teammate. We ask that you please respect his family’s privacy during this difficult time, and especially keep his daughter Avery Marie in your prayers. Thank you for all of your support and consideration.

The Broncos and fellow linebacker and Pennsylvania native Steven Johnson later took to Twitter to express their condolences.