Johnny Robinson selected Hall of Fame’s Seniors Finalist
Robinson was picked by the Hall of Fame’s Seniors Committee on Friday.
Robinson played 12 seasons for the Dallas-Kansas City franchise from 1960 to 1971, starting as a first-round pick in the American Football League’s first draft
“I’m thrilled. I can’t tell you how pleased I am to have been selected,” Robinson said after he learned the news from Hall of Fame President David Baker.
The former LSU star began his pro career as a running back and switched to safety in his third season. He had 57 interceptions over a 10-year span, leading the AFL with 10 in 1966 and the NFL with 10 in 1970.
Robinson was a member of the Texans’ 1962 AFL championship team and the Chiefs’ 1970 Super Bowl-winning squad. He was voted to seven Pro Bowls, received all-league recognition six straight years and was named to the AFL’s All-Time Team.
The Hall’s Selection Committee, at its annual meeting Feb. 2 in Atlanta, will consider 18 finalists, including Robinson, two contributors and 15 modern-era finalists.