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.