Top 10 College QBs Who Switched Positions

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9. Michael Robinson

Michael Robinson was a two-way threat high school quarterback when he landed at Penn State in 2002. Coach Joe Paterno sought to utilize his talent by having him play quarterback, running back and wide receiver, and his versatility helped the Nittany Lions to a 9-4 record. He continued to shuttle from position to position the next two seasons, until he became the starting quarterback as a senior for the 2005 season.

He was named the Big Ten's offensive player of the year and recorded the school's fifth-best single-season passing yardage with 2,350. He accounted for 28 touchdowns (17 passing, 11 rushing) in leading Penn State to within one second of a perfect season, losing only on the last play of the game at Michigan. But because he's not a prototypical quarterback, Robinson was not taken until the fourth round in the 2006 NFL Draft.

The 49ers converted him into a running back to back up Frank Gore and later used him as a fullback. After four seasons, he was cut by San Francisco and picked up by the Seattle Seahawks. He has spent the bulk of his pro career playing primarily on special teams.

Top 10 College QBs Who Switched Positions



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