St. Louis BattleHawks S Kenny Robinson was the first-ever XFL player to be drafted into the NFL. Robinson was selected with the 152nd pick of the 5th round in the 2020 NFL draft by the Carolina Panthers. Today he officially signed his rookie contract and will report to camp this week.
Kenny Robinson also shared this picture on his Instagram last night, signing his Panthers contract. pic.twitter.com/FNVUOY33cf— Alaina Getzenberg (@agetzenberg) July 21, 2020
Officially 📝 a Panther 🐆 congrats @krob2__ ! pic.twitter.com/exBd7RLd5g— Beyond Athlete Management (@beyond_am) July 21, 2020
Robinson finished the shortened XFL season with 21 tackles, 1 sack, and two interceptions. He left WVU and still had college eligibility left but decided to play in the XFL instead. He was All-Big 12 for the Mountaineers and played well in the XFL.
Kenny Robinson was also named to Mike Mitchell’s All XFL Team for 2020.
If you don’t think @krob2__ is a first round #NFLDraft pick, you lost yo mind! #SaturdayThoughts— Hundred Yard Report (@100YardReport) April 4, 2020
Robinson joins fellow BattleHawks DaVonte Lambert, P.J. Walker and Juwann Bushell-Beatty of the Roughnecks, and Colin Thompson of the Vipers on the Panthers squad.
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