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LB Dave Robinson nominated for Hall of Fame

Posted by Mike Spofford on August 22, 2012 – 2:44 pm

Former Packers LB Dave Robinson, a member of Vince Lombardi’s three championship teams in the mid-1960s, has been nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame by the senior committee.

The other senior nominee for 2013 is former Chiefs, Oilers and Lions DT Curley Culp.

Robinson, a linebacker from Penn State, was drafted in the first round by Green Bay in 1963. He played in 127 games over a decade (1963-72) with the Packers. He was named a Pro Bowl starter in 1966 and 1967 and made a third Pro Bowl squad in 1969. A consensus first-team All-Pro in 1967, Robinson is a member of the NFL’s all-decade team from the 1960s. He played the final two seasons of his career (1973-74) with the Washington Redskins.

Robinson compiled 27 interceptions over the course of his career, 21 of them with the Packers.

Senior committee nominees, whose careers were completed at least 25 years ago, must receive the same minimum of 80 percent of the vote from the full selection committee for induction. The two senior nominees will be added to the list of 15 other finalists the selection committee chooses. Either one or two players have been inducted into the Hall of Fame via the senior committee route each of the past nine years.

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26 Responses to “LB Dave Robinson nominated for Hall of Fame”

  1. By Paul Kivi on Aug 22, 2012 | Reply

    Yes! Finally! Generally a better than 50/50 shot to get in from the Senior Committee, since they are voted on separate from the other finalists.

  2. By Dave Nuland on Aug 22, 2012 | Reply

    Wonderful! very deserving. i had the privilege to meet him AND try on his SB 1 ring (way too big). A great man and player. Next, Jerry Kramer.

  3. By Dave on Aug 22, 2012 | Reply

    Mr. Robinson, I hope very much that your contribution to the Lombardi-era Packer Teams is finally recognized. You were a great player and a great ambassador for Green Bay. Thank you!

  4. By Jim Tschudy on Aug 22, 2012 | Reply

    Very deserving! Had the great fortune of being able to watch him play. One of the all time greats. Good luck getting in the Hall of Fame, one more to go then with #64!

  5. By Aimee on Aug 22, 2012 | Reply

    You must have been at the superbowl two years ago! Vernons bar!!!!!??????

  6. By JackT on Aug 22, 2012 | Reply

    Congrats, Dave Robinson! About freakin’ time!

  7. By TONY PUTNAM on Aug 22, 2012 | Reply


  8. By Randy Kelley on Aug 23, 2012 | Reply

    Great to hear. Now we need to Lobby for Jerry Kramer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. By LouAnn on Aug 23, 2012 | Reply

    So happy for you Dave! It’s about time! Congratulations from the Maryland Cheeseheads. We hope to see you again this year. Laverda & LouLou at the Bullseye Sports Bar, Millersville, MD

  10. By Barbara on Aug 23, 2012 | Reply

    FINALLY. I guess it takes awhile for some folks to recognize the talents of our guys. He deserves this more than any other Packer from the Lombardi era. When the Pack was playing the Cowboys to determine who would go to the Super Bowl he went after Meredith and Meredith threw a bad pass which was intercepted by Tom Brown. As a result the Pack won and went to the big dance If we hadn’t the Vince Lombardi trophy might be called the Tom Landry trophy (God forbid)

  11. By Greg Zanko on Aug 23, 2012 | Reply

    Makes the snub of Jerry Kramer even more perplexing considering that Jerry was voted onto the all NFL first 50 year team. Some have given the vapid reason that there were already too many Packers in the HOF from that era, and now they nominate Robinson. I am glad for Dave and hope he makes it. But I hope Jerry Kramer finally gets his due before he passes.

  12. By Mean Green on Aug 23, 2012 | Reply

    No one deserves it more than the great Dave Robinson the model for Outside linebackers.

  13. By Mean Green on Aug 23, 2012 | Reply

    Now lets see the greatest rightguard to ever play the game Jerry Kramer inducted!

  14. By Tommy on Aug 23, 2012 | Reply

    He’s one of the greatest outside linebackers during the Lombardi era and the sixties. It’s about time, and next should be right guard Jerry Kramer. Both of these men are great men a should be in the Pro football Hall of Fame.

  15. By Craig Werle on Aug 24, 2012 | Reply

    I knew you were great at PSU. Recall english class together as sophomores. Then met you when I was at Pabst. Then you went to Akron Coors. In between you played with my high school friend, Red Mack, I think on that same Super Bowl One team. You are a class guy in all that you do. Craig Werle

  16. By CHRIS WELLES on Aug 24, 2012 | Reply

    have been a packers fan for 45+ years , in part because of dave robinson . a local teacher went to school with him at penn state , and i started watching packer games with him so he could watch dave play , and i became hooked as a packers fan , and have been one ever since .
    glad to see him finally being recognized !

  17. By George Orr on Aug 24, 2012 | Reply

    Congrats to Dave Robinson! I hope he makes it. Got his signature on one of his old cards last year at Stadium View. He is a real class act!!

  18. By tom payne on Aug 24, 2012 | Reply

    There were so many great Packers then too. I’ll never forget his huge interception and run that sealed the deal vs. the hated Colts. #89 You deserve HOF!

  19. By Carlos Garcia on Aug 25, 2012 | Reply

    The proto-type of the outside linebacker of the modern era. I will correct “Barbara” on one point. Without outstanding timely efforts from Dave Robinson, Lombardi’s Packers do not win any of the three (3) straight champinships (65-67). If Dave does not intercept Gary Cuozzo’s pass to Jerry Hill in the fog in Baltimore (a 14 point play), the Packers do not play for the NFL Title in 1965. And, if he does not block Bruce Gossett’s field goal in the payoffs in 1967 ,and COMPLETELY reverse the momentum of that game, there is no “ICE BOWL”. This all,in addition to his 1966 Championship heroics, that Barbara so eloquently mentioned. Note, he also recovered Johnny Unitas’s fumble that clinched the Western Conference Title also in 1966. Finally, Jerry Kramer, MUST BE NEXT, there is NO excuse for this blatant oversight. GO PACK GO.

  20. By Eddie on Aug 25, 2012 | Reply

    Great news!!! Jerry Kramer next. Go Pack.

  21. By IndianaMike on Aug 26, 2012 | Reply

    I know that Sterling Sharpe played such a short time and so many wide outs in the Hall, guess he will never get in. Sayers didn’t play much longer, course he was special. But Sharpe was dominate during his short time wish he could have played just a few years longer and he would be in too, or deserve to be.

  22. By hkdakota on Aug 27, 2012 | Reply

    I think that was the greatest trio of linebackers ever, Nitshke, Robinson ans Caffee,

  23. By Mosconi on Aug 27, 2012 | Reply

    Dave finally will get what he deserve he also a great broadcaster he also had a lot of great team members like w.Davis l.r.caffey nichiski adderley I could go but you imagine the great packers that deserve this

  24. By Mauricio Rojas on Aug 28, 2012 | Reply

    Bravo, Bravo, bien merecido (well deserve), next Kramer, Sharpe, Favre, Reggie White (Shared with Eagles no matter), L.R. Buttler, until have more than any other team (Bears).
    Mexico’s n°1 Cheesehead.

  25. By rubberdust on Aug 29, 2012 | Reply

    Fantastic! after reading his book touched by greatness I was even more impressed by his coach no easy feat, a humble guy that made his mark for the Packers

  26. By Alice Nelson Johnson on Aug 30, 2012 | Reply

    Dave was a great player at PSU and a greater linebacker with Green Bay..He deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. He wanted this so much for his late wife-Elaine. I hope that he will makes it!

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