2018 NFL Draft

Robbie Rouse, RB

School: Fresno State  |  Conference: MWC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: San Diego, CA
Height/Weight: 5-7 / 190 lbs.
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03/29/2013 - 2013 Fresno State Pro Day: Robbie Rouse, Phillip Thomas work out well in Fresno...Representatives from 19 NFL teams gathered at Fresno State's pro day on March 20, where 17 players worked out outdoors on FieldTurf. The Bulldogs' successor to former Fresno State running back and current member of the San Diego Chargers - Ryan Mathews - and a star safety were the notable participants.

Robbie Rouse, RB (5-foot-6, 184 pounds) - Rouse - who was at the NFL Scouting Combine - ran the 40-yard dash in 4.58 and 4.60 seconds. He had a 33 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-9 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.30 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.80 seconds. Rouse also performed 15 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. Rouse had a good workout, and should hear his name called during the 2013 NFL Draft. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

01/24/2013 - 2013 Senior Bowl, Runningbacks...5. Robbie Rouse, Fresno State. If you're looking for a complete back, Rouse won 't do. But if you're looking for a role player in the mold of Darren Sproles, and maybe with stronger legs, then Rouse is your guy. He's diminutive to be sure, just under 5 feet 6, but he has incredible quickness and explosiveness. He'll make plays at the next level, just as he did in college when he scored 14 touchdowns and totaled over 1,700 yards in back-to-back years. Just don't expect him to become a full-time back. - Dave Richard, CBSSports.com

12/24/2012 - BOWL HISTORY: Fresno State has played in 23 bowl games and has a record of 12-11. The Bulldogs have lost four of their last five bowls. The lone win in that span was a 40-28 triumph over Georgia Tech in the 2007 Humanitarian Bowl in Boise, Idaho.

Scouting the running game: Senior RB Robbie Rouse is the durable featured running back gaining 73.8 percent of Fresno State's rushing yards. He has gained 1,468 yards on 269 carries. The Bulldogs' next option is freshman Marteze Waller, who has only 174 yards. Junior QB Derek Carr has shown the ability to run out of the pocket and gain yards. He has positive yardage of 215 yards but sacks have limited him to 42 net yards. - The Sports Xchange

12/24/2012 - TOP 10: THE MOST UNDERRATED PLAYERS YOU NEED TO WATCH IN BOWL SEASON: 4-Robbie Rouse, Fresno State, RB: The Bulldogs have had some terrific backs of the years, but Rouse is their all-time leading rusher with over 4,600 yards. The rugged 5-7, 190-pounder has gone over 100 yards nine times this fall. He's also a great receiver out of the backfield with 58 receptions this season. - Bruce Feldman, CBSSports.com

12/24/2012 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: RB Robbie Rouse is listed at 5-foot-7 but he actually is an inch or two shorter, but there is no denying he plays big. He is called "Mighty Mouse" by his teammates because of what he gets out of that strong diminutive body. He gained at least 100 yards in nine of his 12 games with a career-best 261 on 36 carries at Nevada on Nov. 10. SMU has a stout rush defense that will challenge Rouse. The Mustangs allow only 129 rushing yards a game, which ranks No. 24 nationally. - The Sports Xchange

12/13/2012 - 2012 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST FIRST-TEAM (COACHES & MEDIA): RB Robbie Rouse, Sr., Fresno State, has been selected First Team All-Mountain West Conference (Coaches & Media selection) for the 2012 college football season. - Fresno State football

11/27/2012 - 11/26/12 NFL DRAFT SCOUT RISER: 1. Robbie Rouse, RB, Fresno State...The Bulldogs have won five straight games en route to a nine-win regular season (first since 2007) under first-year head coach Tim DeRuyter. Leading the Mountain West Conference in scoring offense (40.3 points per game), Fresno State's offensive success in 2012 has been aided greatly by the play of senior running back Robbie Rouse, who is coming off his ninth 100-yard rushing game of the season with 106 yards on the ground in the win over Air Force. He doesn't look like much (5-7, 190) on the tale of the tape and won't wow in the 40-yard dash (4.52), but Rouse uses his size to his advantage to hide behind blockers, making it tough for defenders to square him up.

Rouse has very good plant-and-go explosion, sticking his foot in the ground and using his smooth hips and footwork to change direction. He has deceiving strength to wiggle out of tackle attempts and runs extremely determined and motivated, finishing every run. Rouse's outstanding numbers include a school-record 4,625 career rushing yards, which is over 1,000 yards more than the No. 2 player on the all-time list. Rouse, who will be the last player to wear No. 8 on his jersey (David Carr's former number will be retired after this season), could be a surprise pick early on the third day in April. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

11/12/2012 - WEEK 11 MOUNTAIN WEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Robbie Rouse, Fresno State, Senior, Running Back, San Diego, Calif./Madison HS...Senior running back Robbie Rouse rushed for a season-high 261 yards on 36 carries and two touchdowns in Fresno State's 52-36 win at Nevada. Rouse averaged 7.2 yards per carry, had a long run of 42 yards and recorded six carries of 10 yards or more. Of his 261 rushing yards,174 and both touchdowns came in the second half. His biggest play in the game came with just under six minutes remaining in the third quarter when he broke five tackles en route to a 39-yard touchdown run that gave the Bulldogs a 44-21 lead. Rouse's 261 yards are the third-most in school history and mark the second-highest rushing performance in the MW this year. - Mountain West football

11/11/2012 - Robbie Rouse rushed for 261 yards and two touchdowns and Fresno State tied a school record with three defensive touchdowns in beating Nevada 52-36 on Saturday. Rouse had 36 carries and touchdowns runs of 1 and 39 yard for the Bulldogs (8-3, 6-1 Mountain West). Fresno State's defensive touchdowns came on a 34-yard interception return by Derron Smith, a fumble recovery in the end zone by Tyeler Davidson and a 26-yard fumble recovery and return by Travis Brown, which put Fresno State up 38-21 with 8:45 left in the third quarter. Bulldog quarterback Derek Carr completed 17 of 35 passes for 220 yards and two touchdowns. He hit Davante Adams from 36 yards out in the first quarter and connected with Marcel Jensen from 32 yards out late in the second quarter to tie the game at 21 just before halftime. Stefphon Jefferson rushed for 95 yards and three touchdowns for Nevada (6-4, 3-3), which lost its third consecutive game. Wolf Pack quarterback Cody Fajardo was 21 of 39 for 214 yards and one touchdown, but was intercepted twice and fumbled a ball into the end zone on the Wolf Pack's opening drive of the second half. Davidson recovered it the first of 24 unanswered points by the Bulldogs in the third quarter. - AP Sports

09/17/2012 - WEEK 3 MOUNTAIN WEST CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Robbie Rouse, Fresno State, Senior, Running Back, San Diego, Calif./Madison Christian HS,...Senior running back Robbie Rouse tied a Bulldog Stadium record by scoring four touchdowns in a 69-14 win over Colorado on Saturday. Rouse rushed for 144 yards on nine carries (16 yards per attempt) and caught four passes for 42 yards in just over a quarter and a half of action. He had two rushing touchdowns and two receiving. All four of his TDs came in the first quarter, the last being a 94-yard run that helped Fresno State set a new Mountain West record with 35 points in the first 15 minutes. Rouse's 94-yard run ties for the second-longest in the FBS this season, as well as the longest in program history, fourth-longest in Mountain West history and longest by a MW senior. - Mountain West football

09/16/2012 - Robbie Rouse set the Fresno State all-time rushing record on a 94-yard run that gave him four touchdowns in the first quarter as the Bulldogs rolled past winless Colorado 69-14 on Saturday night. Rouse's long run that tied the school record for a single play helped him pass Ron Rivers as the leading rusher in Bulldogs history. Rouse ran for 144 yards on the night, giving him 3,519 to Rivers' 3,473. Rouse started the rout with a 4-yard TD run on the first drive for Fresno State (2-1) and also caught TD passes of 9 and 12 yards from Derek Carr as the Bulldogs broke out to a 35-0 first-quarter lead and were up 55-7 at the half. Colorado (0-3), coming off a 30-28 loss to Sacramento State of the FCS, is off to its worst start since losing its first six games in 2006. The Buffaloes got there by playing perhaps their worst half of football ever. Colorado was outgained 516-123 in the first half, and the Bulldogs had twice as many touchdowns (eight) as the Buffaloes had first downs (four). It was the most yards allowed in any half by Colorado and one point shy of UCLA's 56-point first half in 1980 against the Buffaloes. - AP Sports

09/07/2012 - THIS WEEK'S GAME: Fresno State at No. 5 Oregon, Sept. 8 -- The Bulldogs are looking for their first win over a ranked opponent since 2004 when they beat No. 18 Virginia in the MPC Computers Bowl played in Boise, Idaho. The Bulldogs can draw from the success Arkansas State had offensively against Oregon last weekend in the Ducks' 57-34 win. Arkansas State had 530 yards in total offense. KEYS TO THE GAME: In order for Fresno State to beat Oregon, it must take care of the football like the Bulldogs did against Weber State with no turnovers. Oregon will get its points. The question is, will Fresno State be able to answer? With quarterback Derek Carr and running back Robbie Rouse, anything is possible, but will the Bulldogs be able to sustain long drives? They must do so to have a chance. PLAYERS TO WATCH: RB Robbie Rouse -- The senior tailback needs 194 yards rushing to pass Ron Rivers for the school record in career rushing yards (3,287). Rouse has only lost one fumble in the 688 times he has touched the ball in his career (638 rushes, 50 receptions). - The Sports Xchange

09/07/2012 - SCOUTING THE OFFENSE: After running a pro-style offense for 15 years under Pat Hill, the Bulldogs unveiled an effective new spread offense against Weber State under offensive coordinator Dave Schramm. The Bulldogs gained 515 yards of total offense (217 rushing and 298 passing) in the 37-10 victory. The 515 yards is the most by a Bulldog offense in a season-opening game in 10 years. The Bulldogs did not have a turnover as quarterback Derek Carr was stellar in command of the offense. He completed 20 of 25 passes in the game with seven passes of more than 20 yards with a long of 40 and averaged 14.9 yards per completion. Carr and running back Robbie Rouse give Fresno State one of the most potent balanced offensive attacks on the West coast. - The Sports Xchange

08/10/2012 - KEYS TO SUCCESS: The offense, with the firepower of junior quarterback Derek Carr and senior running back Robbie Rouse, will be called upon to make up for a questionable defense that ranked No. 7 among eight teams in the Western Athletic Conference last season. Carr and Rouse were the leading passer and rusher, respectively, in the WAC last year in terms of yards per game. Carr passed for 308.9 yards a game in conference play with 19 touchdowns and only five interceptions while Rouse averaged 133.3 yards rushing a game. - The Sports Xchange

07/25/2012 - 2012 MOUNTAIN WEST PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM (MEDIA): RB Robbie Rouse, Sr., Fresno State...Rouse, the nation's fourth-leading active rusher with 3,157 career rushing yards, ran for 1,549 yards and 13 touchdowns. He is a preseason candidate for the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award and the Doak Walker Award along with two other national awards. - Fresno State football

07/20/2012 - 2012 PRESEASON WALTER CAMP PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD WATCH LIST: Robbie Rouse, senior, RB, Fresno State, has been named one of of fifty preseason "players to watch" for The Walter Camp Football Foundation 2012 Player of the Year Award, the nation's fourth-oldest individual college football accolade. This is the fourth national award watch list that Rouse has been named to this summer. The Walter Camp Player of the Year award is the nation's fourth-oldest individual college football accolade. Rouse, a 5-7, 190-pound San Diego native, was named Thursday to the Doak Walker Award watch list and previously to the Maxwell Award and CFPA All-Purpose Trophy lists. The fourth-year senior is the only player from the Mountain West represented on the Walter Camp preseason list. Rouse enters the 2012 season as the nation's fourth-leading active rusher with 3,157 rushing yards. He only needs 317 more yards to break Ron Rivers' school record that he set back in 1993 for the most rushing yards in a career. He was a first-team All-WAC selection in 2011 when he ran for 1,549 yards and 13 touchdowns. Rouse ranked seventh nationally in rushing and his 329 carries set a new school record while ranking second in the FBS. - Fresno State football

07/20/2012 - 2012 DOAK WALKER AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Robbie Rouse (Sr.), Fresno State, has been selected to the Preseason Doak Walker Award Watch List for the 2012 college football season, presented annually to the nation's premier running back for his accomplishments on the field, achievement in the classroom and citizenship in the community. Rouse was also previously named a preseason candidate for the CFPA All-Purpose Trophy and for the Maxwell Award. At 5-7, 190-pounds, Rouse returns for his senior season as the nation's fourth-leading active rusher. His 3,157 career rushing yards trails only former Boston College and current Temple running back Montel Harris (3,735), Wisconsin's Montee Ball (3,310) and Michigan's Denard Robinson (3,229). Rouse is 317 yards away from breaking the school's all-time rushing record of 3,473 yards that Ron Rivers set back in 1993. - Fresno State football

07/09/2012 - 2012 MAXWELL AWARD PRESEASON WATCHLIST: Robbie Rouse, Fresno State, RB, Sr., has been selected to the preseason Maxwell Award watchlist for the 2012 college football season, given to America's outstanding collegiate football player since 1937 and named in honor of sportswriter Robert W. "Tiny" Maxwell. Entering his senior season, Rouse returns as the nation's third-active leading rusher. Only Wisconsin's Montee Ball (3,310) and Michigan's Denard Robinson (3,229) have more career rushing yards than Rouse at 3,157. Both Ball and Robinson were also named to the Maxwell Award watch list. Rouse is 317 yards away from breaking the school's all-time rushing record that was set in 1993 by Ron Rivers (3,473). The 5-7, 190-pound San Diego native has 12 career 100-yard games, 25 touchdowns and is second all-time in school history with 616 carries. - Fresno State football