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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.

Early life

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

  • 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 Universitymarker 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.

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

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

Professional career

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.

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