- Jimmy Robinson
birthdate=birth date and age|1953|1|3
New York, New York
New York Giants(1976-1979)
San Francisco 49ers(1980)As Coach
New York Giants(1998-2003)
New Orleans Saints(2004-2005)
Green Bay Packers(2006-present)
Jimmy Robinson (born
January 3, 1953in New York, New York) is a former American football wide receiverand current wide receivers coachfor the Green Bay Packers. He played for the New York Giantsand San Francisco 49ersduring his playing career. He has been a wide receivers coach in professional football since 1984, coaching for the Memphis Showboats, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Atlanta Falcons, Indianapolis Colts, New York Giants, New Orleans Saints, and currently the Packers.
Robinson was a star
wide receiverfor the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets from 1971-1974. During his career he caught 101 passes for 1,633 yards and 13 touchdowns. In 1981 he was inducted into there Hall of Fameand there all-time team in 1992.
Robinson was drafted in the 15th round of the
1975 NFL Draftby the Atlanta Falcons. After not making the team he signed with the New York Giantsin 1976. He led the Giants in receptions in 1977 with 22 and 1978 with 32. He also scored the first touchdown in Giants Stadiumhistory in a pass from Craig Morton. After a season with the San Francisco 49ers, he retired with 85 receptionsfor 1,437 yards and six touchdowns.
Robinsons first coaching came in 1984 when he became the wide receivers /
tight ends coachfor the United States Football League's Memphis Showboats. He spent two seasons coaching for the Showboats before the league folded.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
In 1987 Robinson returned to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets to be there wide receivers coach. He coached for the Yellow Jackets from 1987 to 1989.
In 1990 Robinson joined the
Atlanta Falcons, where he helped Andre Risonand Michael Haynes to the top of the NFL's touchdown receptions list for a tandem. The next year he helped Rison and Mike Pritchardled the league again in the category. Overall he coached the Falcons from 1990 to 1993.
In 1994 he joined the
Indianapolis Coltsstaff, where he helped Marvin Harrisonbecame one of the best wide receivers in NFL history. He coached the Colts from 1994-1997.
New York Giants
In 1998 Robinson returned to the
New York Giants, who he spent most of his playing career for. As the Giants wide receiver coach he steered the them in to some of the Giants most most successful seasons in club history. In 2001 he helped his unit catch a team-record 186 passes for 2,680 yards and 15 touchdowns. He also helped Amani Toomerbecome one of the best wide receivers in Giants history. He coached the Giants from 1998 to 2003.
New Orleans Saints
In 2004 Robinson joined the
New Orleans Saints. During his first season he helped guide Joe Hornto tie a career best and match the NFClead with 94 receptions and set Saints records with 1,399 receiving yards and 11 touchdown grabs. He coached for the Saints in 2004 and 2005.
Green Bay Packers
In 2006, Robinson joined
Green Bay Packersnew head coach Mike McCarthy's staff. In 2007 he helped Greg Jenningsfinish tied for fourth in the NFL in receiving touchdowns with 12.
Robinson married wife, Karen Dianne Gresham, in May, 1983. Together, they have two children, James and Kathryn. Robinson has two other daughters, Jamie and Jessica, from his previous marriage.
* [http://www.packers.com/team/coaches/robinson_jimmy/ Green Bay Packers bio]
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