Coaches

Terry Robiskie
Assistant Head Coach/Wide Receivers Coach

Biography

Terry Robiskie’s experience in the NFL spans over three decades, and one of the most respected wide receiver coaches in the NFL, will continue to tutor the Falcons wide receivers for a sixth season in 2013. He will also assume assistant head coach duties in 2013, after being promoted in the offseason.

Robiskie’s tireless efforts with WR Roddy White have allowed White to emerge as one of the top wide receivers in the NFL. White is in the midst of one of the most impressive runs by any receiver in NFL history. He finished the 2012 regular season with 92 catches for 1,351 yards, becoming just the fifth player in NFL history to record three consecutive seasons with 90+ receptions and 1,200+ yards (2010-12). White joined WR Marvin Harrison (1999-2002), WR Tory Holt (2002-05), WR Jerry Rice (1993-96) and Chad Johnson (2003-05) as the only players to accomplish the feat. By accomplishing this feat, White also became the sixth receiver in NFL history to record six consecutive seasons with at least 80 catches and 1,000 receiving yards (2007-12).

Under the watchful eye of Robiskie, White has also soared up the Falcons record books and currently sits atop in almost every category. White is currently the Falcons all-time leader in receptions (622) and receiving yards (8,725) and ranks third in career receiving touchdowns (52). He also played in four straight Pro Bowls under Robiskie (2008-12) and only three other Falcons in team history have performed in more in consecutive seasons. Since Robiskie took over coaching the Falcons wide receivers in 2008, White has boasted 480 catches, third overall in the NFL and tops in the NFC over that time span. White’s 43 touchdowns since that time are tied for second-most in the League.

Last season, Robiskie’s duo of White, and second- year receiver, Julio Jones were the best in the NFL according to statistics. White and Jones combined for an NFL-best 2,549 receiving yards on 171 catches with 17 touchdowns. White led the Falcons in receiving yards (1,351) while hauling in 92 receptions, while Jones posted career highs in receptions (79), receiving yards (1,198) and touchdowns (10). Jones earned his first Pro Bowl nod for his performance,marking the fifth straight season the Falcons have had a wide receiver voted into the Pro Bowl under Robiskie.

White and Jones teamed to make the Falcons one of just four teams in the NFL with two 1,000-yard receivers in 2012. They were the first Falcons teammates to post 1,000 receiving yards in the same season since WR Tony Martin (1,181) and Terance Mathis (1,136) each accomplished the feat in 1998. It also marked the fourth time in team history two players have eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark in the same season. In a Week 9 win over the Dallas Cowboys, White and Jones each tallied over 100 receiving yards, marking the third time that the duo as recorded 100 yards each in a single game. Jones and White accomplished the feat twice in 2011. Overall, the Falcons have had two receivers go over 100 yards in the same game 14 times in franchise history.

Through Robiskie’s help in 2011, the former UAB product hauled in a team-high 100 receptions for 1,296 yards and eight touchdowns. White’s performance garnered him his fourth consecutive Pro Bowl berth. And through the collective play of Robiskie’s receivers, the Falcons offense established a team record for net yards gained with 6,026.

The veteran coach also tutored talented rookie Julio Jones in 2011. Under Robiskie’s direction, Jones enjoyed the best season by a Falcons rookie receiver with 54 receptions for 959 yards and an NFL rookie-high of eight scores, including a streak of touchdown catches in each of the final four games. Jones’ fantastic rookie campaign also included five, 100-yard receiving games with a season-high of 138 yards on the heels of a sterling 80-yard touchdown at Indianapolis in Week 9.

The 2011 season also witnessed the return of another Robiskie pupil with tons of potential in Harry Douglas. Douglas hauled in a personal-best 39 catches for 498 yards and one score after sitting out 2009 with a knee injury.

In 2010, White set career and franchise highs in receptions (115) and receiving yards (1,389), in addition to adding 10 touchdown grabs. White tallied five 100-yard receiving games on his way to his third consecutive Pro Bowl selection. Under Robiskie’s watchful eye, White became the first Falcon wide receiver to record at least 80 catches and 1,100-plus yards in four consecutive seasons.

Robiskie’s constant work with White enabled the veteran to haul in 85 catches for 1,153 yards with a career-high 11 touchdowns en route to his second career Pro Bowl nod in 2009. His 210-yard receiving day at San Francisco set a new club record and his 90-yard touchdown grab that day was the third- longest in team history. Robiskie’s receivers also collectively helped the offense post the second- most total first downs in a single-season in team historywith330.

Robiskie’s unit in 2008 aided the ground game with their solid downfield blocking as Falcons runners totaled 2,443 yards rushing with a 152.7 per game average. Running back Michael Turner earned his first Pro Bowl with 1,699 yards rushing and a franchise record 17 rushing touchdowns.

With Robiskie’s excellent coaching in ’08, White produced his first Pro Bowl invitation by breaking the Falcons’ single-season receiving yardage record with 1,382 yards. In the process, he became the first receiver in team history to post back-to-back 1,200- plus yard seasons. White also set a career-best with seven 100-yard receiving games. He led the NFL in the all-important category of third down receiving yards (516) while finishing second in the League in third down catches (29).

Robiskie’s extensive resume includes stints as Offensive Coordinator and interim Head Coach on two occasions during his time in the League. Prior to coming to Atlanta, Robiskie served as the Wide Receivers Coach with the Miami Dolphins.

Before his stopover in Miami, Robiskie spent six years with the Cleveland Browns where he served in three different roles. In 2001, he joined the Browns as the team’s Wide Receivers Coach and guided Kevin Johnson to a 1,000-yard campaign, which included nine touchdowns. In 2004, he was promoted to Offensive Coordinator and went on to serve as Cleveland’s interim Head Coach for the final five games of that season. He earned a victory in a 22-14 decision in the season finale on January 2, 2005 against the Houston Texans. Robiskie oversaw Browns wide receivers in his final two seasons with the team from 2005-06.

From 1994-2000, Robiskie served as the Wide Receivers Coach (1994-98) and Passing Game Coordinator (1999-2000) for the Washington Redskins. He was also named Washington’s interim Head Coach for the final three games of the 2000 campaign, earning his first NFL victory as a Head Coach in a 20-3 win in the season finale against Arizona. In Robiskie’s seven years with the Redskins, there were five different individual 1,000-yard receiving seasons, including one each by Michael Westbrook (1,191) and Albert Connell (1,132) in 1999. With Robiskie as the Passing Game Coordinator in 1999, QB Brad Johnson was voted to the NFC Pro Bowl squad.

Robiskie earned his start in the NFL with the then Los Angeles Raiders in 1982 where he coached with the team for 12 seasons. During that time, he served in a variety of roles with the Silver & Black, including Assistant Special Teams Coach (1982- 84), Assistant Running Backs Coach (1985-87), Tight Ends Coach (1988) and Offensive Coordinator (1989-1992). As the Offensive Coordinator, Robiskie guided the powerful running back duo of Bo Jackson and Marcus Allen, who combined to rush for 1,380 yards in 1990. The team made seven playoff appearances, won four division titles and defeated the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XVIII during Robiskie’s tenure.

A native of Edgard, La., Robiskie lettered four years as a running back at LSU. As a senior in 1976, he was named the Southeastern Conference MVP and his likeness is up on the wall of the Superdome as a member of the New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame. In 2012, he was inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. The Raiders selected him in the eighth round of the 1977 NFL Draft. He went on to play the next three seasons with the team (1977-79) before joining the Miami Dolphins in 1980 where he spent two years.

Robiskie and his wife, Cynthia, have three sons, Brian, Andrew and Kyle. Brian, a former wide receiver at Ohio State, plays for the Detroit Lions. Andrew was signed as a college free agent by the Oakland Raiders and Kyle is a junior at Western Illinois.

Robiskie’s Coaching Background
  • 2008-13 - Wide Receivers // Falcons
  • 2007 - Wide Receivers // Dolphins
  • 2005-06 - Wide Receivers // Browns
  • 2004 - Interim Hd Coach (5 games) // Browns
  • 2004 - Offensive Coordinator // Browns
  • 2001-03 - Wide Receivers // Browns
  • 2000 - Inter. Head Coach (3 games) // Redskins
  • 1999-00 - Passing Game Coordinator // Redskins
  • 1994-98 - Wide Receivers // Redskins
  • 1989-93 - Offensive Coordinator // Raiders
  • 1988 - Tight Ends // Raiders
  • 1985-87 - Asst. Running Backs Coach // Raiders
  • 1982-84 - Asst. Special Teams // Raiders

Terry Robiskie’s experience in the NFL spans over three decades, and one of the most respected wide receiver coaches in the NFL, will continue to tutor the Falcons wide receivers for a sixth season in 2013. He will also assume assistant head coach duties in 2013, after being promoted in the offseason.

Robiskie’s tireless efforts with WR Roddy White have allowed White to emerge as one of the top wide receivers in the NFL. White is in the midst of one of the most impressive runs by any receiver in NFL history. He finished the 2012 regular season with 92 catches for 1,351 yards, becoming just the fifth player in NFL history to record three consecutive seasons with 90+ receptions and 1,200+ yards (2010-12). White joined WR Marvin Harrison (1999-2002), WR Tory Holt (2002-05), WR Jerry Rice (1993-96) and Chad Johnson (2003-05) as the only players to accomplish the feat. By accomplishing this feat, White also became the sixth receiver in NFL history to record six consecutive seasons with at least 80 catches and 1,000 receiving yards (2007-12).

Under the watchful eye of Robiskie, White has also soared up the Falcons record books and currently sits atop in almost every category. White is currently the Falcons all-time leader in receptions (622) and receiving yards (8,725) and ranks third in career receiving touchdowns (52). He also played in four straight Pro Bowls under Robiskie (2008-12) and only three other Falcons in team history have performed in more in consecutive seasons. Since Robiskie took over coaching the Falcons wide receivers in 2008, White has boasted 480 catches, third overall in the NFL and tops in the NFC over that time span. White’s 43 touchdowns since that time are tied for second-most in the League.

Last season, Robiskie’s duo of White, and second- year receiver, Julio Jones were the best in the NFL according to statistics. White and Jones combined for an NFL-best 2,549 receiving yards on 171 catches with 17 touchdowns. White led the Falcons in receiving yards (1,351) while hauling in 92 receptions, while Jones posted career highs in receptions (79), receiving yards (1,198) and touchdowns (10). Jones earned his first Pro Bowl nod for his performance,marking the fifth straight season the Falcons have had a wide receiver voted into the Pro Bowl under Robiskie.

White and Jones teamed to make the Falcons one of just four teams in the NFL with two 1,000-yard receivers in 2012. They were the first Falcons teammates to post 1,000 receiving yards in the same season since WR Tony Martin (1,181) and Terance Mathis (1,136) each accomplished the feat in 1998. It also marked the fourth time in team history two players have eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark in the same season. In a Week 9 win over the Dallas Cowboys, White and Jones each tallied over 100 receiving yards, marking the third time that the duo as recorded 100 yards each in a single game. Jones and White accomplished the feat twice in 2011. Overall, the Falcons have had two receivers go over 100 yards in the same game 14 times in franchise history.

Through Robiskie’s help in 2011, the former UAB product hauled in a team-high 100 receptions for 1,296 yards and eight touchdowns. White’s performance garnered him his fourth consecutive Pro Bowl berth. And through the collective play of Robiskie’s receivers, the Falcons offense established a team record for net yards gained with 6,026.

The veteran coach also tutored talented rookie Julio Jones in 2011. Under Robiskie’s direction, Jones enjoyed the best season by a Falcons rookie receiver with 54 receptions for 959 yards and an NFL rookie-high of eight scores, including a streak of touchdown catches in each of the final four games. Jones’ fantastic rookie campaign also included five, 100-yard receiving games with a season-high of 138 yards on the heels of a sterling 80-yard touchdown at Indianapolis in Week 9.

The 2011 season also witnessed the return of another Robiskie pupil with tons of potential in Harry Douglas. Douglas hauled in a personal-best 39 catches for 498 yards and one score after sitting out 2009 with a knee injury.

In 2010, White set career and franchise highs in receptions (115) and receiving yards (1,389), in addition to adding 10 touchdown grabs. White tallied five 100-yard receiving games on his way to his third consecutive Pro Bowl selection. Under Robiskie’s watchful eye, White became the first Falcon wide receiver to record at least 80 catches and 1,100-plus yards in four consecutive seasons.

Robiskie’s constant work with White enabled the veteran to haul in 85 catches for 1,153 yards with a career-high 11 touchdowns en route to his second career Pro Bowl nod in 2009. His 210-yard receiving day at San Francisco set a new club record and his 90-yard touchdown grab that day was the third- longest in team history. Robiskie’s receivers also collectively helped the offense post the second- most total first downs in a single-season in team historywith330.

Robiskie’s unit in 2008 aided the ground game with their solid downfield blocking as Falcons runners totaled 2,443 yards rushing with a 152.7 per game average. Running back Michael Turner earned his first Pro Bowl with 1,699 yards rushing and a franchise record 17 rushing touchdowns.

With Robiskie’s excellent coaching in ’08, White produced his first Pro Bowl invitation by breaking the Falcons’ single-season receiving yardage record with 1,382 yards. In the process, he became the first receiver in team history to post back-to-back 1,200- plus yard seasons. White also set a career-best with seven 100-yard receiving games. He led the NFL in the all-important category of third down receiving yards (516) while finishing second in the League in third down catches (29).

Robiskie’s extensive resume includes stints as Offensive Coordinator and interim Head Coach on two occasions during his time in the League. Prior to coming to Atlanta, Robiskie served as the Wide Receivers Coach with the Miami Dolphins.

Before his stopover in Miami, Robiskie spent six years with the Cleveland Browns where he served in three different roles. In 2001, he joined the Browns as the team’s Wide Receivers Coach and guided Kevin Johnson to a 1,000-yard campaign, which included nine touchdowns. In 2004, he was promoted to Offensive Coordinator and went on to serve as Cleveland’s interim Head Coach for the final five games of that season. He earned a victory in a 22-14 decision in the season finale on January 2, 2005 against the Houston Texans. Robiskie oversaw Browns wide receivers in his final two seasons with the team from 2005-06.

From 1994-2000, Robiskie served as the Wide Receivers Coach (1994-98) and Passing Game Coordinator (1999-2000) for the Washington Redskins. He was also named Washington’s interim Head Coach for the final three games of the 2000 campaign, earning his first NFL victory as a Head Coach in a 20-3 win in the season finale against Arizona. In Robiskie’s seven years with the Redskins, there were five different individual 1,000-yard receiving seasons, including one each by Michael Westbrook (1,191) and Albert Connell (1,132) in 1999. With Robiskie as the Passing Game Coordinator in 1999, QB Brad Johnson was voted to the NFC Pro Bowl squad.

Robiskie earned his start in the NFL with the then Los Angeles Raiders in 1982 where he coached with the team for 12 seasons. During that time, he served in a variety of roles with the Silver & Black, including Assistant Special Teams Coach (1982- 84), Assistant Running Backs Coach (1985-87), Tight Ends Coach (1988) and Offensive Coordinator (1989-1992). As the Offensive Coordinator, Robiskie guided the powerful running back duo of Bo Jackson and Marcus Allen, who combined to rush for 1,380 yards in 1990. The team made seven playoff appearances, won four division titles and defeated the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XVIII during Robiskie’s tenure.

A native of Edgard, La., Robiskie lettered four years as a running back at LSU. As a senior in 1976, he was named the Southeastern Conference MVP and his likeness is up on the wall of the Superdome as a member of the New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame. In 2012, he was inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. The Raiders selected him in the eighth round of the 1977 NFL Draft. He went on to play the next three seasons with the team (1977-79) before joining the Miami Dolphins in 1980 where he spent two years.

Robiskie and his wife, Cynthia, have three sons, Brian, Andrew and Kyle. Brian, a former wide receiver at Ohio State, plays for the Detroit Lions. Andrew was signed as a college free agent by the Oakland Raiders and Kyle is a junior at Western Illinois.

Robiskie’s Coaching Background
  • 2008-13 - Wide Receivers // Falcons
  • 2007 - Wide Receivers // Dolphins
  • 2005-06 - Wide Receivers // Browns
  • 2004 - Interim Hd Coach (5 games) // Browns
  • 2004 - Offensive Coordinator // Browns
  • 2001-03 - Wide Receivers // Browns
  • 2000 - Inter. Head Coach (3 games) // Redskins
  • 1999-00 - Passing Game Coordinator // Redskins
  • 1994-98 - Wide Receivers // Redskins
  • 1989-93 - Offensive Coordinator // Raiders
  • 1988 - Tight Ends // Raiders
  • 1985-87 - Asst. Running Backs Coach // Raiders
  • 1982-84 - Asst. Special Teams // Raiders
 

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