WAC Special Teams Player of the Week (Oct. 10, 2005)
Quickly: One of the better receivers in the WAC and should be an honors candidate at both receiver and returner... Has proven to be a dangerous wideout and return specialist... Enters the year with 123 career receptions (11th at USU), 1,845 yards (10th) and 16 touchdown receptions (eighth)... Has returned four kicks for touchdowns in his career (three punts and one kickoff)... Tabbed to preseason all-WAC teams by several publications including Lindy's and Phil Steel's College Preview. 2006 (Jr.): Started nine games on the season, recording 36 receptions for 582 yards and five touchdowns, leading the team in each category... Had the game winning 30-yard touchdown reception in USU's lone win of the season, a 13-12 victory over Fresno State... Had a long reception of 60 yards at Louisiana Tech... His 577 offensive snaps were the most of any non-lineman on offense... Produced two 100-yard receiving games with a career-best 141 at Louisiana Tech and 101 in the season finale against New Mexico State... Came on strong in the last half of the season averaging 4.0 receptions for 73.7 yards in the final seven games after averaging 1.6 catches for 13.2 yards in the first five games... Had two touchdown catches against Louisiana Tech... Produced a team-best 12 explosives (plays of 20+ yards)... Rushed six times for 35 yards... Returned 14 punts for a 5.3 average with a long of 19, and 31 kickoffs for a 20.7 average with a long of 41. 2005 (So.): Ranked as the nation's fourth-best return man by The Sporting News heading into the fall... Was the WAC Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts against San Jose State as he returned six punts for 105 yards, including an 87-yard touchdown... Was second in the WAC to teammate Tony Pennyman in all-purpose yardage with 138.18 per game... Also ranked third in the league with a 10.00 punt return average... His all-purpose average ranked 26th in the NCAA, while he was 35th in punt return average... Pulled in 43 receptions for 661 yards to rank second on the team in both categories... Led USU with eight touchdown catches... Had two 100-yard receiving games on the year with 131 yards on nine catches against Louisiana Tech and 116 yards on seven receptions against Nevada... Had 99 yards vs. Fresno State and 91 more against San Jose State. 2004 (Fr.): Team honors included offensive MVP and special teams MVP... One of the nation's best freshmen, earning a number of national accolades... Finished the year second in the NCAA in punt return average (22.5) and would have ranked 20th in kickoff return average, but was one return shy of the national minimum... Returned two punts and one kickoff for touchdowns on the season... His punt returns for scores came against Troy (91 yards) and North Texas (71 yards)... Went 94 yards for a touchdown on a kickoff return against UL-Monroe... Became the first freshman to lead USU in receiving with 44 catches for 602 yards and three touchdowns... Was the fourth-leading freshman receiver in the country in receptions per game (4.0)... Started the season opener against Alabama as he and Chris Forbes became the second and third true freshmen to start a season opener since 1993... In his debut he pulled in five passes for 58 yards, including a 35-yard touchdown... Came back the next two games with five receptions for 106 yards and another score against Idaho and seven catches for 70 yards against Utah... Matched the seven receptions against Middle Tennessee later in the year... Had a season-best 116 yard game on five catches against Arkansas State. High School: A two-time first-team all-league selection as a defensive back... Earned all-valley honors as a senior as well... Was an honorable mention all-league pick as a sophomore... Recorded four interceptions as a senior... As a wide receiver he had 69 catches for 1,214 yards and 14 touchdowns... Also competed in basketball and track and reached the state finals in the triple jump. Personal: Born Dec. 19, 1984 in Fresno, Calif... Son of Bruce and Marci Robinson... Has one brother and one sister... His brother John Rushing played football at Washington State and is the cornerbacks coach at Utah State... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies... Likes to play video games.