SC State Mourns Loss of Brandon Robinson

Saturday, January 25, 2014

SC State University is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of a member of the Bulldog family, Brandon Robinson.  The 20-year-old was a junior industrial engineering technology major from Orangeburg, S.C. Robinson played football as an outside linebacker and defensive end for SC State.

Brandon Robinson

Brandon Robinson
Robinson was the victim of a shooting that occurred on the SC State campus around 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24 near the Andrew Hugine Suites Living and Learning Community. The Orangeburg County Coroner’s Office confirmed that Robinson was transported to the Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg, where he was later pronounced dead.


“The SC State University family is devastated by the tragic loss of Brandon. Our hearts are heavy with grief and sorrow by the senseless act of violence, which took too soon a beloved member of our university family,” said President Thomas J. Elzey.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Brandon’s family and friends during this most difficult time in their lives. On behalf of SC State University, I extend our deepest, heartfelt sympathy to them,” Elzey said.

“We are at loss for words right now,” said Bulldog Head Coach Buddy Pough.  “The entire university and our athletic family are grieving right now and our hearts are heavy. Our deepest condolences go out to the Robinson family.

“Brandon was a fine young man who was paying his way through college. All he wanted to do was play football for the university. It’s a tragic situation, one from which we all must learn,” continued Pough.

“We are all saddened by the tragic loss of Brandon Robinson, one of our student-athletes,” said Athletics Director Charlene Johnson. “Our university and the athletics department have suffered a great loss, and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”

To assist with the recent tragedy and loss, the SC State University Counseling and Self Development Center will provide grief counseling to those who wish to take advantage of this service.

The center will be open Saturday, Jan. 25 and Sunday, Jan. 26 from 1 - 4 p.m. The Counseling and Self Development Center is located adjacent to Brooks Health Center.

Funeral arrangements and further details are forthcoming.

The S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED) is the lead agency handling the on-going investigation. Details concerning the investigation may be obtained by contacting the SLED public information office.