Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Jerry Robinson

Jerry Robinson


  • Position: Linebacker
  • School: UCLA
  • High School: Santa Rosa, CA (Cardinal Newman HS)
  • Years: 1975-1978
  • Inducted: 1996
  • Place of Birth: San Francisco, CA
  • Date of Birth: Dec 18, 1956
  • Jersey Number: 84
  • Height: 6-3
  • Weight: 208

Member Biography

Jerry Robinson was a star athlete at Cardinal Newman High School in Santa Rosa, California. He captained the football, basketball and track teams. He ran the 100-yard dash in 9.5 seconds and high jumped 6 feet 5 inches. UCLA used him as a wide receiver his freshman year and moved him to inside linebacker just before the Rose Bowl game with Ohio State. As a linebacker Robinson made All-America three times. He was a consensus choice in 1976, unanimous in 1977 and 1978. He set a school record for most tackles in one game -- 28 against Air Force in 1976. He had 23 tackles against Southern California in 1977. He made 21 tackles in two other games and 20 once. His career total, 468 tackles, set a UCLA record. He ranked first, second, and third in tackles per season with 161, 159, 147, respectively. He returned intercepted passes for touchdowns three times on runs of 95, 72, 69 yards. The Downtown Athletic Club of New York named him Linebacker of the Year in 1977 and 1978. He received the Pop Warner Award as best west coast player in 1978. Robinson stood 6-3, weighed 208, and wore jersey No. 84, which UCLA retired. He played pro 14 years 1979-1992 with the Philadelphia Eagles and Los Angeles Raiders.