Jul 26, 2013; Richmond, VA, USA; A Washington Redskins player

Dave Robinson Enters Hall of Fame

Former Washington Redskins linebacker, Dave Robinson, will be enshrined in the Hall of Fame with the class of 2013 tonight.

While he will be entering as a Green Bay Packer, who he played with from 1963-1972, Robinson also played with the Washington Redskins from 1973-1974, helping the Redskins finish second in the division with 10-4 records each year.

During his short time in Washington, he helped contribute to six interceptions (127 return yards), and one return for a touchdown (the only one during his 12 year career).

Washington only lost two games in which he had an interceptions. One against the Terry Hanratty led Pittsburgh Steelers (16-21, 1973). The other against the rival Dallas Cowboys led by Roger Staubach (23-24, 1974).

His first interception came against the New York Giants, who were ironically led by Norm Snead, the first-round pick by the Washington Redskins in 1961 (who the Redskins later traded in 1964 to the Philadelphia Eagles for Sonny Jurgensen and Jimmy Carr).

Jurgensen started the game for the Redskins, but threw three interceptions. Washington however won thanks to two rushing touchdowns from Larry Brown and a Dave Robinson interception for touchdown (21-3).

Washington also held Top 10 defensive rankings during his time with the team (9th in ’73 and 2nd in ’74).

By the end of his career he would have recorded 27 interceptions for 449 return yards and a touchdown. His 12 interceptions from 1965-1967 were most among all linebackers during that span.

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