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Packers News: Dave Robinson elected to Hall of Fame

Packers Hall of Fame LB Dave Robinson

Packers Hall of Fame LB Dave Robinson

Former Packers linebacker Dave Robinson has been elected as a senior member to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

A defensive end at Penn State, head coach Vince Lombardi converted Robinson to linebacker, where he’d become a key part of the Packers’ championship defenses.

Robinson was nominated as a Senior Committee candidate in August.  According to PackersNews.com, Robinson is the third Packer to be elected to the Hall of Fame as a senior finalist, joining running back Tony Canadeo in 1974 and defensive tackle Henry Jordan in 1995.

Jerry Kramer was a senior finalist in 1997 but was not elected to the Hall of Fame.

Robinson is the 11th Packer from the Lombardi era and the 22nd Packer overall to be elected into the Hall of Fame. The other Hall of Famers from the Lombardi era are Herb Adderley, Willie Davis, Forrest Gregg, Paul Hornung, Henry Jordan, Ray Nitschke, Jim Ringo, Bart Starr, Jim Taylor and Willie Wood.

Prior to Saturday’s announcement, the last Packers player to be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame was defensive end Reggie White in 2006.

Robinson played 10 seasons with the Packers from 1963 to 1972 and two seasons with the Washington Redskins. He appeared in 155 regular-season games throughout his career and was selected to the 1960s all-decade team.

Joining Robinson in Canton are coach Bill Parcells, wide receiver Cris Carter, defensive  tackle Warren Sapp, guard Larry Allen, tackle Jonathan Ogden and defensive end Curley Culp.

 

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3 Responses to “Packers News: Dave Robinson elected to Hall of Fame”

  1. Ron LC says:

    Well deserved honor for a great Packer. Now if there would be a way to get Kramer in the Hall we could finally close out the 60′s era. In my time as an active Packer Fan since age 8 the 60′s teams really put a positive identity on Green Bay Packer football.

    The league today is changing so much and so fast it is unlikely to see another era like that again. The “Cap”, contingency lawyers, and a desire to market the game to the masses will prevent that from happening again. I remember the 60′s foundly.

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  2. Stroh says:

    Very Happy to see Robinson make the HOF. He was a great player and dominated as a very big OLB in his time in GB. Didn’t get to see much of him but heard plenty about what a great player he was, he was kinda revolutionary as an OLB. Just a big physical manace to the offense. He’s the guy that really needed to make the HOF and is very deserving of the honor!

    Hope Kramer makes it at some point, but I think he loses votes cuz he is too self promotional about the HOF.

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  3. Lefty says:

    It’s about time – Robbie was the prototype of the modern LB – big and fast.

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