Dave Robinson (American football)

  • 3 × Pro Bowl selection (1966, 1967, 1969)
  • 4 × All-Pro selection ( 1966-1969 ) 1 2 team
  • 2 × Super Bowl winner I, II
  • 3 × NFL Champion ( 1965-1967 )
  • College Football Hall of Fame (1997)
  • Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame (1982 )
  • Gator Bowl Hall of Fame (1996 )
  • NFL 1960s All- Decade Team

Richard David "Dave" Robinson ( May 3, 1941 in Mount Holly Township, New Jersey ) is an American former American football player. He played as a linebacker in the National Football League ( NFL) with the Green Bay Packers and the Washington Redskins.

Playing career

College career

Dave Robinson was born in New Jersey, where he was active in high school as a basketball player and three times won the state championship. After finishing school he studied at the Pennsylvania State University in civil engineering and played college football for the Penn State Nittany Lions from 1960 to 1962 as a defensive end and end. 1961 Robinson won with his team with a 30:15 win the Gator Bowl against the Georgia Institute of Technology. In 1962, he was beaten with 17:7 with his team in the Gator Bowl the team from the University of Florida. Despite the defeat, he was named the MVP after the game. In the same year Robinson was elected to the All American. His College awarded him for his sporting achievements of three times.

Professional career

David Robinson was selected in the NFL Draft in 1963 by the Green Bay Packers in the first round in 14th place. The San Diego Chargers of the American Football League ( AFL), a rival league of the NFL, pulling him in the AFL Draft in the third round to 17th place. Were interested in signing of the Montreal Alouettes Robinson of the Canadian Football League ( CFL). Robinson was to sign on the point of a contract with the Chargers, as he mitbekam that this would leave after his commitment to the Buffalo Bills him immediately. Because with it are not the climatic conditions in Buffalo, he resolved to sign a contract with the managed by Vince Lombardi Green Bay Packers. Lombardi continued Robinson as a linebacker in the defense of the team. The Packers were the reigning NFL champion and had numerous top players in their ranks. Only in the years 1964 and 1965, Robinson was able to secure the master position.

In the third game of the year succeeded Robinson to win his first NFL title. The Packers played in the final against the Cleveland Browns and the team from Cleveland was defeated with 23:12. The next two years should end game for each Robinson after winning the NFL title. 1966 suggested Robinsons team in the final with the Dallas Cowboys 34:27. Robinson was instrumental in the victory of his team share. Shortly before the own end zone, he forced the quarterback of the Cowboys, Don Meredith, a momentous interception that ultimately secured the projection of the Packers. After the Regular Season, 1967, the Cowboys went in NFL playoff that would go down as the Ice Bowl in the history of football sport, again as a loser from the square. In adverse conditions, the game was held at -25 degrees Celsius and covered with ice playing surface, the Packers were until shortly before the game ends with 17:14 in arrears. A few seconds later sat with Bart Starr, Jerry Kramer and Ken Bowman Vorblocker surprising for a run and was able to carry the match ball for the decisive touchdown in the end zone of the Cowboys. Both games meant for the team of Robinson each a place in the AFL- NFL World Championship Game. The Championship Game between the still operating separately Leagues American Football League (AFL ) and the NFL should be later renamed Super Bowl. In Super Bowl I, the Packers faced the Kansas City Chiefs, who had to leave with a 35:10 defeat the square. A year later, the Oakland Raiders were defeated with 33:14 in Super Bowl II. Robinson succeeded in the game to secure a fumble. After the second Super Bowl victory Lombardi left the team from Wisconsin, which then no longer able to connect to the great achievements of previous years. Only in 1972, Robinson succeeded with the Packers again of making the play -offs, where they failed at an early stage, however, the Washington Redskins. After two more years playing with the team from Washington, DC Robinson ended his professional career.

After playing career

Dave Robinson has worked in the off-season and after his playing career as an engineer at the company Campbell Soup Company and Joseph slot Brewing Company, 1984 he moved independently made ​​off with a distributor of brewery products. After he had retired from the management of the firm in part, he worked for a Firam the artificial grass manufactures. David Robinson is also a board member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


Robinson played three times in the Pro Bowl and was elected four times to the All Pro. He is a member of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, the College Football Hall of Fame, in the Gator Bowl Hall of Fame and the NFL 1960s All- Decade Team. In 2013, the recording was made in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.