It was a very unusual end to the night for Jacksonville Jaguars tackle Cam Robinson. Late in the third quarter with the Jaguars trailing 21-7, quarterback Gardner Minshew rolled out but was stripped and the football was on the ground for the taking.
Robinson attempted to recover the fumble but couldn’t secure it. During the scramble and the referees attempts to dig through the pile, Robinson was covered by two officials.
Unfortunately for him, Robinson shoving the officials off him led to an ejection. Watch to see Robinson’s contact with the refs.
Cam Robinson standing out with the best blocks by a Jags lineman all nightpic.twitter.com/6F8AzbEvF1
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“We watched it and I understand, but Troy’s (Aikman) right,” FOX rules official Mike Pereira said on the broadcast. “Look if you’re an official digging into a pile, you’re doing your job, but you also have to be aware. That player doesn’t know who it is. You have to use some common sense. I understand it but I don’t agree with it.”
Robinson was the No. 34 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft out of Alabama by the Jaguars. As a rookie, he started 15 games and has been the steady tackle since. In 2018, he suffered an ACL injury that sidelined him for the remainder of the year.
While at Alabama, he won three SEC championships as was apart of the 2015 College Football Playoff national championship team when the Crimson Tide defeated the Clemson Tigers 45-40. He was named first team All-SEC in 2016.