Community Life - Cleburne, TX June/July 2020 - Page 6

Cleburne Cowboy CHS grad Reggie Robinson II drafted in the fourth round by the National Football League STORY AND PHOTOS BY A.J. CRISP Cleburne’s Reggie Robinson II didn’t have to wait long Saturday for his name to be called in the NFL Draft. And he won’t have to travel far to join his new pro team — the Dallas Cowboys. After four seasons at the University of Tulsa, Robinson was selected by the Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft on Saturday. Robinson was the 123rd overall selection in this year’s draft. “I don’t have the words for it,” Robinson told the Times-Review shortly after he was drafted. “It was crazy. I got that phone call and nothing was going through my head because it was just so much. I was just trying to listen to [Cowboys Owner and GM Jerry Jones]. I’m just trying to take the whole thing in.” Robinson is the first player from Cleburne selected in the NFL Draft since 1976, when former Yellow Jacket standout Rodney Norton was a fifth-round selection by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Robinson was the 14th cornerback selected in this year’s draft and he was the second cornerback taken by the Cowboys. Dallas selected Alabama’s Trevon Diggs in the second round as the Cowboys filled a need following the departure of star corner Byron Jones to the Miami Dolphins via free agency. Cleburne’s Reggie Robinson II said he didn’t “have the words” to describe the feeling of being selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2020 NFL Draft. 6 Community Life