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Archie Robinson '72

Originally from Pleasentville, New Jersey, Robinson became one of the toughest defensive backs in Charger football history during his career, which spanned from 1968-71.

During his four seasons patrolling the defensive backfield, Robinson set a school record with 20 interceptions, while racking up 116 total tackles. His seven interceptions in 1970 was a record that stood for 30 years. The Chargers had a combined record of 16-4 over his final two seasons, and he was part of the 1969 team that qualified for the NAIA national playoffs.

In 1971, he was named NAIA First-Team All-American as a safety and became the first Charger to be named to the Kodak Little All-American team, also in 1971. He also played baseball for Hillsdale College and was captain of the 1971 team.

Robinson was a 13th round draft pick of the Miami Dolphins in the 1972 NFL Draft, where his 4.6 speed got him noticed by pro scouts.

 

 

Class of 2016