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Dave Robinson
Date of birth: May 3, 1941 (1941-05-03) (age 68)
Place of birth: Mount Holly Township, New Jersey
Career information
Position(s): Linebacker
Placekicker
Jersey №: 89
College: Penn State
AFL Draft: 1963 / Round: 3 / Pick: 17
(by the San Diego Chargers)
NFL Draft: 1963 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14
Organizations
 As player:
1963-1972
1973-1974
Green Bay Packers
Washington Redskins
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls: 1966, 1967, 1969
Awards: 1967 Pro Bowl MVP
Honors: AP, NEA and UPI 1st Team All-Pro (1967)

NEA and UPI 1st Team All-Pro (1968)
AP and PFWA 2nd Team All-Pro (1968)
NEA, Pro Football Weekly, The Sporting News and UPI 1st Team All-Pro (1969)
PFWA 2nd Team All-Pro (1969)
NFL 1960s All-Decade Team

Playing stats at NFL.com
College Football Hall of Fame

Richard David Robinson (born May 3, 1941) is a former professional American football player in the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins.

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Early life

Robinson, the youngest child of Leslie Robinson and Mary Gaines, lived exclusively in Mount Laurel Township, New Jersey for all of the first 18 years of his life.[1][2] He attended Moorestown High School where he was a member of three unbeaten NJSIAA championship teams: [3][4]

  • 1957 South Jersey Group III championship football team, with a record of 9-0,
  • 1958 State Group III championship basketball team, with a record of 22-0,
  • 1959 State Group III championship basketball team, with a record of 22-0.

College career

Robinson was a two-way player at 'end' for Penn State University from 1960-1962. The team went 24-8 under the guidance of head coach Rip Engle and assistant coach Joe Paterno. Robinson's honors in 1962 included: All-America status, College Player of the Year from the Newark Athletic Club, and College Lineman of the Year from the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association.[5]

Dave Robinson was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1997. He was a Gator Bowl MVP and was inducted into the Gator Bowl Hall of Fame.[6]

Robinson earned his degree in Civil Engineering at Penn State University.[7]

Professional career

Dave Robinson played 10 seasons at Outside Linebacker for the Green Bay Packers from 1963 to 1972, along side the immortal MLB Ray Nitschke. He intercepted 21 passes as a Packer. Dave finished his career as a Washington Redskin from (1973-1974). Robinson was honored on the NFL's all-decade team for the 1960s as a linebacker for the Green Bay Packers. He was named to three Pro Bowls in 1966, 1967, and 1969. Robinson played on two Super Bowl Championship teams, and won a total of three NFL Titles with the Packers.

References

  1. ^ Picken, Barbara and Gail Greenberg (1972), Mount Laurel: a centennial history, p.36: "Dave Robinson at the Hula Bowl which honored him as a Penn State senior in the late 1950's. Robinson was an All-American at Penn State and became a defensive end for the Green Bay Packers. He is the son of Mrs. Mary Robinson."
  2. ^ Carison, Chuck (2004). Game of my life: 25 stories of Packers football. Sports Publishing ISBN 1582618143, p.122: "Hometown: Mount Laurel, New Jersey"
  3. ^ Offord, Jeff "Last unbeaten Moorestown team looks back", Burlington County Times, December 2, 2007, Accessed March 16, 2008. "And when you play for a football team that finishes 9-0 and wins the South Jersey Group 3 championship, the memories are rich." "Robinson ended up getting a football scholarship from Penn State, where he played under Rip Engle and Joe Paterno. He later played for Vince Lombardi and the Green Bay Packers, being named to three Pro Bowls and starting on two Super Bowl championship teams."
  4. ^ South Jersey Basketball Hall of Fame "DAVE ROBINSON One of the finest all-around athletes ever produced in South Jersey. The Moorestown High graduate was a standout in football, track and basketball in high school. He was a dominant inside player for Hall of Fame coach Pete Monska on teams that went unbeaten and won State Group 3 championships in 1958 and 1959. He was a steady scorer for the Quakers but his main contribution was his outstanding rebounding and defensive ability. In college he opted for football where he was a two-way player at Penn State under fabled coach Rip Engle. He earned All-American honors at Penn State and in 1997 he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. He was a first round draft choice of the Green Bay Packers and became an integral member of Vince Lombardi's teams that captured the 1965 NFL championship and Super Bowls I and II. He was named All Pro three times from 1963 to 1972." Accessed March 16, 2008
  5. ^ College Football Hall of Fame
  6. ^ Gator Bowl Association
  7. ^ Dave Robinson

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