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Jerry Robinson


Jerry Dewayne Robinson

Inducted 1996

Date of Birth



San Francisco, CA


University of California, Los Angeles (1975-1978)


Jerry Robinson was a star athlete at Cardinal Newman High School in Santa Rosa, California. He captained the football, basketball and track teams. He ran the 100-yard dash in 9.5 seconds and high jumped 6 feet 5 inches. UCLA used him as a wide receiver his freshman year and moved him to inside linebacker just before the Rose Bowl game with Ohio State. As a linebacker, Robinson made All-America three times. He was a consensus choice in 1976, unanimous in 1977 and 1978. He set a school record for most tackles in one game -- 28 against Air Force in 1976. He had 23 tackles against Southern California in 1977. He made 21 tackles in two other games and 20 once. His career total, 468 tackles, set a UCLA record. He ranked first, second, and third in tackles per season with 167, 159, 147, respectively. He returned intercepted passes for touchdowns three times on runs of 95, 72, 69 yards. The Downtown Athletic Club of New York named him Linebacker of the Year in 1977 and 1978. He received the Pop Warner Award as best West Coast player in 1978. Robinson stood 6-3, weighed 208, and wore jersey No. 84, which UCLA retired. He played pro 14 years 1979-1992 with the Philadelphia Eagles and Los Angeles Raiders.


Height 6'3

Weight 208

Career Highlights

  • 1978 All-Conference
  • 1978 Heisman - Tenth
  • 1978 Unanimous All-America
  • 1977 All-Conference
  • 1977 Unanimous All-America
  • 1976 All-Conference
  • 1976 Consensus All-America
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