Wayne Robinson

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Wayne Robinson
No. 52
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Robinson on a 1952 Bowman football card
Date of birth January 14, 1930
Place of birth Minneapolis, Minnesota
Date of death December 20, 2015(2015-12-20) (aged 85)
Place of death San Diego, California
Career information
CFL status International
Position(s) LB
College Minnesota
NFL draft 1952 / Round: 8 / Pick: 89
Career history
As coach
1957–1958 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (assistant)
1959–1961 BC Lions
1964–1965 Iowa (assistant)
1966–1967 Houston Oilers (assistant)
1968–1970 Green Bay Packers (assistant)
1975–1976 Atlanta Falcons (assistant)
As player
1952–1956 Philadelphia Eagles
Awards 2 time Pro Bowler
Career stats

Wayne Lavern Robinson (January 14, 1930 – December 20, 2015) was a professional American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1952 through 1956. He played college football at the University of Minnesota and was drafted by the Eagles in the eighth round of the 1952 NFL Draft. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1954 and 1955.

After his playing career, he coached in the Canadian Football League for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the British Columbia Lions. He also coached at the University of Iowa, for the Houston Oilers, Green Bay Packers and the Atlanta Falcons before finally retiring in 1976.

He was named to the Philadelphia Eagles Top 75 players in franchise history in 2007 celebrating the team's 75th anniversary. He ranked at number 44.[1] He died on December 20, 2015 in San Diego at the age of 85.[2]

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