10. Johnny Robinson

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10.  Johnny Robinson
There are many people who have said that Johnny Robinson is one of the greatest safeties to ever play in the modern era.  He was certainly among the best to play in the old American Football League as he was voted to all AFL team.

Johnny Robinson was a converted Wide Receiver who adapted to the role of Safety effortlessly.  Robinson would twice lead the league in interceptions and cemented himself as the master of the position.  The AFL may have been a new league, but it was obvious that this was no bush circuit and the statistics that Robinson accrued were impressive.  Robinson led the defensive core to three AFL championships and a Super Bowl win.  Quarterbacks avoided him, and it is no stretch to say that offences worked their systems around him.

When Johnny Robinson intercepted a pass his teams went 35-1-1.  That is evidence of a dominant player and a true game breaker.  As one of the greatest players of the AFL who proved success in the merged NFL, his exclusion from the Hall is a little suspect.

Should Johnny Robinson be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 92.8%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 4.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 1.4%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 1.4%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Delhi, Louisiana, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Saturday, 01 January 1977
  • Position: Safety
  • Played For: Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Texans
  • College: LSU
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 3rd Overall in 1960
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Pro Bowl/AFL All Star Selections (7) (1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968 & 1970)
    First Team/AFL All Pro Selection (6) (1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969 & 1970)
    Second Team/AFL All Pro Selection (6) (1963, 1964 & 1971)
    Most Interceptions (2) (AFL 1966 & NFL 1970)
    Most Interception Return Yards (1) (AFL 1969)
    AFL All Time Team
    AFL Championship Rings (3) (Dallas Texans, 1962 & Kansas City Chiefs, 1966 & 1969)
    Super Bowl Ring (1) (Kansas City Chiefs, Super Bowl IV)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Interceptions (6) (AFL 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, NFL 1970)
    Top Ten Finishes: Interception Return Yards (AFL 1965, 1966, 1969, NFL 1970)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 13.  Interceptions: 57
    40.  Interception Return Yards: 741
  • Years Nominated for the Hall of Fame: Finalist: 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985 & 1986

Should Johnny Robinson be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 92.8%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 4.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 1.4%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 1.4%
Last modified on Thursday, 06 April 2017 19:05

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0 #1 cka2nd . 2015-08-09 17:12
Robinson not being in the Hall is a travesty, the most egregious snub of a defensive player to date.
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