Florida football: Former Gator receiver Demarcus Robinson heading to Super Bowl

It may have been a slow season, but a former Florida football wide receiver is heading to the Super Bowl with the Kansas City Chiefs.

It perhaps wasn’t the season he expected, but former Florida football wide receiver Demarcus Robinson is headed to the big game.

As the Kansas City Chiefs knocked off the Tennessee Titans, 35-24 Sunday, Robinson became the 18th straight Florida football player to earn a trip to the Super Bowl.

Against the Titans in the AFC Championship game, Robinson has a pair of receptions for 31 yards — including a 24-yard reception.

For the season, Robinson had 32 catches for 449 yards and four touchdowns with the Chiefs and quarterback Patrick Mahomes.


He scored his last touchdown in a 31-21 win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Dec. 29.

Robinson played three years with Florida football, from 2013-2015. In that time he amassed 1,353 yards receiving and nine touchdowns on 105 catches.

All told, Robinson picked up 1,359 yards from scrimmage in his three seasons in Gainesville.

His best season with Florida football was in 2014 when he had 810 yards receiving and seven touchdowns on 53 receptions.

In his pro career, Robinson has 949 yards and eight touchdowns on 75 receptions. He was picked up by the Chiefs in 2016 but did not play in his first season.

This was Robinson’s best year to date as a pro wide receiver.

The Chiefs earned the No. 2 seed in the AFC and beat the Houston Texans in the divisional round followed by Sunday’s championship win over the Titans.

Sunday’s win snapped a 50-year Super Bowl drought. They will await the winner of the Green Bay-San Francisco game in the Super Bowl.

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Super Bowl LIV will be played on Feb. 2 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

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