Dave Robinson Gets Hall of Fame Nomination
Linebacker Dave Robinson is one of those Green Bay Packers you assume is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He isn’t, but he’ll have a shot at Canton this year.
Robinson was one of two senior committee nominees for the Hall’s class of 2013, announced today.
He certainly has the resume. Robinson lists three Pro Bowl selections (1966, ’67 and ’69), a first-team All Pro selection (’67), a Pro Bowl MVP (’67) and three championships (1965-67) among his accomplishments. He’s also a member of the 1960s All-Decade Team.
Robinson, who played for the Packers from 1963-72, has been overlooked up to this point for some reason though. One theory says Robinson is overlooked because he played on a dominate linebacking corp with Hall of Famer Ray Nitschke and All Pro Lee Roy Caffey. Another says Hall of Fame voters have something against former coach Vince Lombardi‘s players. Ten players from Lombardi’s teams are already enshrined. Some people claim that’s enough.
Robinson will need 80 percent approval from the full Hall of Fame committee to join the Hall.
Defensive tackle Curly Culp, who played for Kansas City, Houston and Detroit, was the other senior committee nominee.