Former LSU great Johnny Robinson named Senior finalist for Pro Football Hall of Fame

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Former LSU national champion Johnny Robinson was selected as the Seniors Finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019.

Robinson, who was drafted in the first round of the American Football League draft by the Dallas Texans (who later became the Kansas City Chiefs) and third overall pick in the NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions, played 12 seasons from 1960 to 1971.

The University High and LSU product born in Delhi was a running back on Paul Dietzel’s White team that helped the Tigers go unbeaten and capture the 1958 national championship.

After switching to safety in his third season pro season, he helped the Texans win the first of the franchise’s three AFL championships in 1962 as part of an outstanding career than included seen straight Pro Bowl appearances and a spot on the All-AFL all-time team.

The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame inductee Robinson added a Super Bowl ring to his impressive list of accomplishments when the Chiefs downed the Minnesota Vikings in New Orleans at Super Bowl IV.

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