When Reggie Robinson came to Tulsa as a freshman, he dreamed of taking his services to the NFL. Robinson’s dream became a reality Saturday when the Dallas Cowboys selected him in the 4th round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
“There are so many feelings right now,” Robinson said. “I just keep thinking about all of them, man. It’s just the beginning step."
Robinson finished his senior year leading the American Athletic Conference with 17 passes defended.
His phone call with Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones left Robinson speechless.
“I'm happy to call and tell you got a (Dallas) Cowboys star on your helmet,” Jones said to Robinson. “We are excited about it and now you’re going to be a Dallas Cowboy.”
Robinson, along with former teammate Trevis Gipson, made history as this year’s draft was the first year Tulsa had multiple draft picks since 1994.
"My position coach, his (Gipson’s) position coach and him (Gipson) were all on the phone,” Robinson said. “Our coaches were happy for us and we were congratulating each other. It’s pretty great."
Robinson returns to the DFW area where he attended Cleburne High School, only 50 miles from Big D.
The corner will be suiting up with a pair of Oklahoma Sooners -- wide receiver CeeDee Lamb and defensive tackle Neville Gallimore – who also heard their names called this week.
"It will be great to play with those guys,” Robinson said. “They have all been in Oklahoma and we get to show out for our schools to put on for Oklahoma a little bit."