Kalias Robertson (#84) played tight end for the University of Alabama A&M. Robertson grew up in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and attended Central High School. In high school, Robertson played on both sides of the ball as he was often used as tight end, wide receiver, free safety, and quarterback. Robertson was a three sport athlete as he played football, soccer, and track & field. Robertson was named Offensive Skill Player of the Year as well as being named First-Team State and West Alabama All-Star. Robertson was an honor student and was a member of the honor program.
Robertson made his way to Alabama A&M as a preferred walk-on and worked his way up from his redshirt status freshman year. As he scored touchdowns and proved he could play, he was eventually offered a scholarship. Robertson started his career off at Alabama A&M as a wide receiver where he played in 11 games with 15 receptions for a total of 201 yards and 3 touchdowns. In 2015, Robertson battled injuries and played in only 5 games. In 2016, Robertson played in 11 games and had 9 catches for 122 yards and 1 touchdown. His senior year he played in 9 games and had 14 catches for 169 yards and one touchdown. Bringing his career total to 38 receptions for a total of 492 yards and 5 touchdowns. Robertson said, “I took football seriously because I have so much love for the sport. I was labeled a playmaker by becoming a big target when a big play was needed in big moments throughout my entire college career.”
Robertson’s toughest matchup came against both Vanderbilt and South Alabama. Robertson commented on these games saying, “their game plan was to pretty much stop me from touching the ball, however, I was able to have a couple great catches against South Alabama.” Against South Alabama, Jackson had 2 catches for 10 yards. Teams should be excited to take Robertson, as he can play in any scenario and can grow both mentally and physically on special teams. Robertson can also take reps on offense where he is able to use his hands and body to make big plays. All he has to do is add some weight to build his frame and he will be an ideal NFL tight end.
Robertson is currently preparing for his Pro Day. As he prepares he is focusing on the main aspects such as bench press, 40 time, vertical jump, broad jump, etc. Robertson is also trying to put on more weight while keeping his speed. Currently, Robertson is being compared to Tennessee Titans tight end, Delanie Walker, as they both show very similar characteristics. Both are pass catching tight ends in both the TE/H-Back positions and each also have the ability to block well during the run game. Robertson is currently training with his strength coach and explains that he has all the right tools to ensure he gets great results. Robertson’s ability to learn and succeed will allow him to hear his name on draft day come April.