When asked the most egregious omission from the Pro Football Hall of Fame, many football fans and historians will respond with Johnny Robinson. A legendary safety for the Dallas Texans and Kansas City Chiefs from 1960-1971, Robinson is an AFL legend. His career highlights include:
One of just 20 men to play all 10 years of AFL
Six-time AFL All-Star (1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968)
Six-time First-Team All-AFL/All-Pro selection (1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970)
Defensive leader on the AFL Champions Texans & Chiefs of 1962, 1966 & 1969
Super Bowl IV Champion
Member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame All-Time AFL First Team
Member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Team of the Decade – 1960s
Member of the Kansas City Chiefs All-Time Team, the Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame, the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, and the LSU Hall of Fame.
If awards and statistics are not enough to convince you of Johnny Robinson’s hall of fame worthiness, consider the following comments.
Simply put, Johnny Robinson is one of the greatest safeties that I ever faced. In fact, I can’t think of any that I’ve seen in the 50 years since that have been better. When we ran cross patterns against Kansas City, I knew that I was going to get hit hard. I had to prepare myself specifically for him, both mentally and physically. Johnny Robinson absolutely deserves to be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. – Lance Alworth, Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 1978 & Member of the AFL All-Time Team
I would play with Johnny Robinson any day, and put him up against anybody. I put him at the top as a safety. Playing with Johnny was like having a coach on the field. It was great to play with a guy who was such a student of the game. Johnny Robinson should have been put in the hall of fame a long time ago. – Bobby Bell, Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 1983 & Member of the AFL All-Time Team
Johnny Robinson is one of the best to ever play the game, and is long overdue for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was a great and honorable player, and I never had to worry about taking a cheap shot from him. It was my honor to play against Johnny Robinson, and I would surely cast my vote for him. – Don Maynard, Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 1987 & Member of the AFL All-Time Team
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