Jerry Robinson (linebacker)
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Robinson in 2018
|No. 56, 57|
|Born:||December 18, 1956|
San Francisco, California
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||218 lb (99 kg)|
|NFL Draft:||1979 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
Jerry Dewayne Robinson (born December 18, 1956) is an American former professional football player who was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for thirteen seasons during the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. He played college football for the UCLA Bruins, and earned All-American honors. Chosen in the first round of the 1979 NFL Draft, he played professionally for the Philadelphia Eagles and Los Angeles Raiders of the NFL.
Robinson attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he played for the Bruins from 1975 to 1978. He was recruited as a tight end by Dick Vermeil, his future professional coach, who converted him to linebacker. He was a three-time consensus first-team All-American (1976, 1977, 1978). Robinson was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1996.
The Philadelphia Eagles selected Robinson in the first round (twenty-first pick overall) in the 1979 NFL Draft, and he played for the Eagles from 1979 to 1984. He was a member of the Eagles for Super Bowl XV, and was chosen for the Pro Bowl after the 1981 season. He finished his NFL career with the Los Angeles Raiders from 1985 to 1991. in his thirteen NFL seasons, he played in 184 games, started 147 of them, and compiled twelve interceptions and fifteen fumble recoveries.