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Former San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawk fullback Michael Robinson serves as a NFL Network analyst on various programs, including Good Morning Football: Weekend and NFL Total Access. In 2006, Robinson was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers where he was converted to a running back, and finished the year with 38 carries for 166 yards, 9 receptions for 47 yards, and two touchdowns. In 2010, Robinson joined the Seattle Seahawks. After 9 seasons in the NFL, Robinson retired following the 2014 season, which ended in a 43-8 win over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. Robinson is also known for his major impact as a Nittany Lion at Penn State University. During his first season at Penn State Robinson shifted around the offensive set from quarterback to running back, slot back, and split end to utilize his talents. Robinson was Penn State's second leading rusher in 2002 with 263 yards and six touchdowns on 50 carries. To further his impact at Penn State, in 2005 Robinson was named Big Ten Conference Offensive Player of the Year by the league's coaches and was second-team All-Big Ten Choice. Robinson was the first player in Penn State History to throw over 2,000 yards and rush for over 500 yards in the same season. He was also the first quarterback at Penn State to run for at least ten touchdowns in a season. Captain of the team in 2005, Robinson led Penn State to the Big Ten Championship and the Orange Bowl. Robinson is the founder of the Excel to Excellence Foundation, to encourage kids to excel in academics and society. Each year the organization holds a Michael Robinson Youth Football Camp and Community Day, to interact with children receive coaching from professional athletes. Inside Excel to Excellent Foundation is TEAM EXCEL, which Robinson constructed positively motivate students to increase their grade point averages, improve attendance at school, and decrease behavioral problems. Robinson earned a B.A. in advertising/public relations at Penn State University, then continued his academia with a second B.A. in journalism in 2005.
www.liverpool.ac.uk)Michael RobinsoI am a Leverhulme Trust Funded Early Career Researcher working at the History Department. I started my academic career at the University of Liverpool’s History, Languages and Cultures in 2012 successfully completing a PhD in 2016. My thesis was entitled ‘Nobody’s Children?’: Shell-Shock and Rehabilitation in Ireland’. This project analysed the wartime and post-war experiences of Irish soldiers and veterans of the First World War who suffered from war trauma and combat neurosis. The thesis was published as a monograph entitled: Shell-Shocked British Army Veterans in Ireland, 1918-39: A Difficult Homecoming. The book was published as part of Manchester University Press’ Disability History series in 2020. This research led to postdoctoral work on veteran welfare and disability in the aftermath of the First World War across the British Empire. In 2017, I was provided twelve-month Principal Investigator funding by the Wellcome Trust to analyse the post-war experiences of disabled British Army veterans of the Great War who migrated to Australia. The results of this research was published in Social History of Medicine. My current research project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, focuses on Britain, Australia, and Canada and their respective veteran welfare systems and rehabilitative infrastructures established in the aftermath of the First World War and their evolution from 1914 to 1955. This research will form the basis of my second monograph provisionally scheduled to be published in 2023. Most recently, I published a policy paper for History & Policy website comparing Great War veteran pensions during the Great Depression to Universal Credit policy during the time of Covid-19. (Source: