Wayne Robinson, football player, Died at 85


Wayne Lavern Robinson was born on January 14, 1930, and died on December 20, 2015.

He was a professional American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1952 through 1956.

Wayne played college football at the University of Minnesota and was drafted by the Eagles in the eighth round of the 1952 NFL Draft.

He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1954 and 1955.

After his playing career, Wayne coached in the Canadian Football League for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the British Columbia Lions.

Wayne also coached at the University of Iowa, for the Houston Oilers, Green Bay Packers and the Atlanta Falcons before finally retiring in 1976.

He was named to the Philadelphia Eagles Top 75 players in franchise history in 2007 celebrating the team’s 75th anniversary.

Wayne ranked at number 44.

Wayne Lavern Robinson passed away on December 20, 2015 in San Diego at the age of 85.