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James Robinson sets NFL record for undrafted running backs in debut

NFL: Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson has had the best professional debut of any undrafted running back in NFL history.

No, really.

Mark Long of the Associated Press brought this up earlier in the week — Robinson would need 45 yards for the best Week 1 debut of any undrafted running back in NFL history.

He has 61 yards at halftime.

If Robinson starts for Jacksonville against Indianapolis, as expected, he would become the fourth undrafted rookie running back to do so in a season opener since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 and the first in the last 30 years.

If he runs for 45 yards, he would break the record for the most by an undrafted rookie in Week 1.

Either way, don’t expect much reaction from the former Illinois State standout. He’s the quietest guy in Jacksonville’s locker room and among the least talkative in years.

Go Jaguars.