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Dorian Thompson-Robinson

Dorian Thompson-Robinson

Dorian Trevor Thompson-Robinson (born November 14, 1999), also known by his initials DTR, is an American football quarterback for the UCLA Bruins. He has been a two-time second-team all-conference selection in the Pac-12 (2020, 2021).

Dorian Thompson-Robinson
Thompson-Robinson with UCLA in 2019
UCLA Bruins No. 1
Personal information
Born: (1999-11-14) November 14, 1999[1]
Columbia, South Carolina[2]
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight205 lb (93 kg)
Career history
  • UCLA (2018–present)
High schoolBishop Gorman (Las Vegas, NV)
Career highlights and awards

Early years

Thompson-Robinson was born on November 14, 1999[1] in Columbia, South Carolina.[2] He attended Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. A four-star recruit, Thompson-Robinson passed for 3,275 passing yards and 38 touchdowns as a senior, and he also rushed for 426 yards and 7 touchdowns. He committed to the University of California, Los Angeles to play college football, choosing the Bruins over Michigan.[3]

College career

Freshman season

Thompson-Robinson saw action in ten games in 2018, his freshman season at UCLA. Of those ten games, he took the first offensive snap in seven. In a 31–24 loss to No. 10 Washington on October 6, Thompson-Robinson completed 27 of 38 passes for 272 yards and two touchdowns. The following week, on October 13, Thompson-Robinson completed 13 of 15 passes in a 37–7 victory over California for an 86.6% completion percentage. This was third-highest completion percentage by a UCLA quarterback since 1980 in a game with at least 15 passes.

Sophomore season

Thompson-Robinson became the starting quarterback in 2019, his sophomore season. He started 11 of the 12 games that season, missing the Oregon State game with an injury. On September 21, Thompson-Robinson led the Bruins to a 67–63 comeback victory at No. 19 Washington State. Against the Cougars, Thompson-Robinson threw for 507 yards and five touchdowns, and he also ran for 57 yards and two touchdowns in the victory. His 564 total yards against Washington State was a UCLA record for total offense by a player in a game. In the Bruins' rivalry matchup against USC on November 23, Thompson-Robinson generated 431 yards of total offense against the Trojans, which was the second-most ever by a Bruin in the UCLA–USC rivalry[4] and the ninth-best single-game performance in UCLA history.

In 2019, Thompson-Robinson amassed 2,701 passing yards and 198 rushing yards for a total of 2,899 yards of offense—the tenth-most for a UCLA player in a single season. His 25 touchdowns—21 in the air and four on the ground—also ranked tenth all-time in a single season for a UCLA player.

Junior season

Thompson-Robinson was once again named the starting quarterback for the 2020 season, which was delayed and shortened by the COVID-19 pandemic. In a season-opening 48–42 loss at Colorado, Thompson-Robinson completed 20 of 40 passes for 303 yards and four passing touchdowns and one interception. He also rushed for 109 yards, which included a 65-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Thompson-Robinson's performance in the Colorado game made him the first Bruin ever to pass for 300 yards and run for 100 yards in a game.

Statistically, Thompson-Robinson saw a significant improvement over his sophomore season. He completed 65.2 percent of his passes for 12 touchdowns and four interceptions, and he also ran for 306 yards and three touchdowns. In the Bruins' December 12 matchup with No. 15 USC, Thompson-Robinson completed 83.3 percent of his passes for 364 passing yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions. He also ran for 50 yards against the Trojans. He was named second-team All-Pac-12.[5]

Senior season

On December 21, 2020, Thompson-Robinson announced on Twitter[6] that he would return to UCLA for the 2021 season. He again earned second-team all-conference honors from Pac-12 coaches, finishing with 2,409 yards passing and 21 passing touchdowns, which ranked second in the conference.[7] He was named first-team All-Pac-12 by the Associated Press.[8]

On January 10, 2022, Thompson-Robinson announced on Twitter that he would return for a fifth season.[9] The NCAA had granted all 2020 fall athletes an additional year of eligibility as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

College career statistics

Stats current as of November 28, 2021.

2018UCLA 1011219457.71,3116.874122.350681.40
2019UCLA 1121636259.72,7017.52112134.91181981.74
2020UCLA 59013865.21,1208.1124156.3553065.63
2021UCLA 1117628462.02,4098.5216153.41306094.79


Personal life

Thompson-Robinson's parents are Michael Robinson and Dr. Melva Thompson-Robinson, a public health professor at UNLV. He has one brother and one sister.[4]


  1. @DoriansTweets (November 14, 2017). "To see 18 is a blessing. Thank you" (Tweet). Retrieved January 6, 2020 via Twitter.
  2. Hilbert, Evan (April 21, 2017). "Diary from mom: Dorian Thompson-Robinson's mother on visits, son's growing popularity". USA Today High School Sports. Retrieved January 6, 2020.
  3. Zucker, Joseph (April 23, 2017). "4-Star QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson Announces Commitment to UCLA over Michigan". Bleacher Report. Retrieved January 6, 2020.
  4. "Dorian Thompson-Robinson". UCLA Bruins. Retrieved January 6, 2020.
  5. Kartje, Ryan (December 22, 2020). "USC's Talanoa Hufanga is chosen Pac-12 defensive player of the year". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 23, 2020.
  6. @DoriansTweets (21 December 2020). "One more year" (Tweet) via Twitter.
  7. Williams, James H. (December 7, 2021). "Kyle Philips leads UCLA's nine All-Pac-12 football selections". Los Angeles Daily News. Retrieved December 21, 2021.
  8. Peterson, Anne M. (December 10, 2021). "USC's Drake London named AP Pac-12 offensive player of the year". Los Angeles Times. Associated Press. Retrieved December 20, 2021.
  9. @DoriansTweets (10 January 2022). "See you in 2022!" (Tweet) via Twitter.
  10. "Dorian Thompson-Robinson". Retrieved January 7, 2020.
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