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25 Robert Cromartie
  • Cornerback
  • 5-8, 185
  • Senior, 4L
  • East Point, GA (Douglass HS)

A redshirt senior...Starter at one of the cornerback positions...Along with Todd Johnson, ranks as the secondary's most experienced performer with 35 total career starts...Was signed by the Arizona Cardinals.

CAREER: Seen action in 41 career games with 35 starts for 2,582 plays...Also started the 2000 Citrus Bowl and 2001 Nokia Sugar Bowl, including the 2003 Outback Bowl, he has started three consecutive New Year's Day bowl game...204 career tackles and 42 "Big Plays" (29 pass deflections, eight tackles behind the line, two forced fumbles, two quarterback hurries, one interception and one fumble recovery,)...153 of his 204 tackles have been solo...Missed all of the 2001 season due to a torn pectoral muscle...

2002: Starter at cornerback for all 13 games, and who saw action on the punt block team...Ranked third for most plays by a member of the secondary with 965...Was a UF game captain the weeks of the Miami and FSU games... Ranked sixth on the team with 74 tackles, including 51 solo hits...Tied for a team-high with two forced fumbles (vs. UAB and Ohio)...Finished third on the team with eight pass deflections...Seven TBL were the most on the team...One of 19 players that had registered a TTFL...Recorded three tackles, including one behind the line of scrimmage and one pass breakup vs. Michigan in the Outback Bowl...Had 10 total tackles vs. Miami, which tied for second-best on squad...Had nine total tackles vs. Ohio, second-best among defensive backs...Totaled nine tackles vs. Florida State...

2001: Missed the entire 2001 season, and redshirted, due to a pre-season shoulder injury (torn pectoral muscle)...

2000: Did not see action until the sixth game of the season against LSU due to an ankle injury...Played in seven of 12 regular season games (missed first five games of year with ankle injury) with seven starts (LSU, Auburn, Georgia, Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Florida State and SEC Championship Game vs. Auburn) and 384 snaps...Also started in the Sugar Bowl...35 tackles (30 solo) and eight "Big Plays" (interception, 6 pass deflections, TFL) on season...Co-recipient of UF's Reliable Award during spring...Played and started in his first game of season vs. LSU, and intercepted a pass, led squad with 10 tackles and received game ball... Four tackles (two solo) and a pass deflection in the SEC Championship Game vs. Auburn...

1999: Starter at cornerback in all 12 games for 882 plays...Also started Citrus Bowl...75 tackles (54 solo) with 12 "Big Plays" (one fumble recovery and 11 pass deflections)...75 tackles ranked fourth on the squad and second among DB unit...12 "Big Plays" was second-best for a defensive back...11 pass deflections ranked second on the team...882 plays ranked third on the team...In season opener versus Western Michigan, finished with nine tackles (eight solo) and tied for a game-high four "Big Plays" (three pass deflections and one fumble recovery)...Against Tennessee had five tackles (four solo)...12 tackles (nine solo) and two pass deflections against Kentucky...Five tackles (two solo) and one pass deflection versus Alabama...Nine tackles (eight solo) and one pass deflection against LSU...Nine tackles (seven solo) against Vanderbilt...Tied for team-high with eight tackles (four solo) and one pass deflection versus South Carolina...10 tackles (eight solo) and two pass deflections against Florida State...

1998: Saw action in nine of 11 regular season games (all but Alabama and Auburn) with three starts (Kentucky, LSU and Florida State) for 351 plays...20 tackles and four pass deflections...One special teams tackle...Made first career start vs. Kentucky due to injury to Tony George and had three tackles and one pass deflection...Started vs. LSU due to suspension to Dock Pollard and made three tackles...Three tackles and two pass deflections vs. Vanderbilt...Started vs. Florida State due to ejection of Tony George and recorded eight tackles (seven solo)...

PREP: Considered one of the nation's elite cornerback prospects who received consensus prep All-America honors...Named the top cornerback prospect in the country by both the National Recruiting Advisor and National Bluechips Recruiting Service and both publications named him to its prep All-America contingent...Named to PrepStar's All-America Dream Team and that publication ranked him among the top five DB's in the nation...The Sporting News selected him one of the top 65 overall players in the nation...Named to Georgia's Super Seniors Team...A four-year starter at Atlanta's Douglass HS (all four years at DB, 3 years at WR and one year at RB)...53 tackles and six interceptions as a junior in '96 and 33 tackles with three interceptions during an injury-marred senior season, which saw him miss six games with an ankle injury...High school coach was Michael Sims...Also visited Auburn, Georgia Tech and Ohio State...

PERSONAL: Born Robert Nathaniel Cromartie on January 19, 1980 in Atlanta, Georgia...Parents: Rudolf and Martha Cromartie...Enjoys swimming and shooting pool in his free time...

Major: Recreation Program Delivery.


CAREER STATISTICS
YEAR UT-AT TT TBL QBS FH FF FR PD INT
1998 18-2 20 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1999 54-21 75 0 0 0 0 1 11 0
2000 30-53 5 1 0 0 0 0 6 1
2001 DNP
2002 51-23 74 7 0 2 2 0 8 0
Totals 153-51 204 8 0 2 2 1 29 0

CAREER HIGHS:
Total Tackles: 12 (Kentucky, 1999)
Forced Fumbles: 1 (twice, last vs. Ohio, 2002)
Interceptions: 1 (LSU, 2000)
Big Plays: 4 (Georgia, 2000)

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