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Amik Robertson’s big year pays off for La. Tech CB

Pro Football Focus recently announced its 2019 All-American team, and, for the most part, the usual suspects dot the lineup.

But there were a few surprises, including an under-the-radar cornerback who’s coming off yet another monster year: Louisiana Tech’s Amik Robertson.

The 5-foot-9, 183 pound junior was joined on the first team by LSU freshman cornerback Derek Stingley Jr.

Robertson has enjoyed yet another solid season, with 54 tackles, 7 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 5 interceptions and 21 pass deflections, along with one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

For his career, Robertson has 177 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, 4 sacks and a whopping 14 INTs and 48 pass deflections.

PFF took notice:

“No cornerback made more plays on the ball than Robertson did during the season, breaking up 17 balls and intercepting five more to record just a 53.7 passer rating into his primary coverage,” PFF writes in its All American report. “Limiting himself to just two penalties all year, Robertson played a sticky but safe brand of coverage and dominated at the catch point.”

Robertson led the nation with 19 total forced incompletions, according to PFF, while allowing a catch into his coverage just 52.6 percent of the time. His PFF coverage grade of 91.3 is the best in the nation.

Robertson was also eighth among all cornerbacks with 24 total defensive stops, and he converted one-third of his pass rushes, PFF says.

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