Jimmy Robinson


Jimmy Robinson

Infobox NFLretired


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Color=#213D30
fontcolor=#FFCC00
position=Wide receiver
number=85
birthdate=birth date and age|1953|1|3
New York, New York
debutyear=1976
finalyear=1980
draftyear=1975
draftround=15
draftpick=367
college=Georgia Tech
teams=As Player
* New York Giants (1976-1979)
* San Francisco 49ers (1980)As Coach
* Memphis Showboats (1984-1985)
* Georgia Tech (1987-1989)
* Atlanta Falcons (1990-1993)
* Indianapolis Colts (1994-1997)
* New York Giants (1998-2003)
* New Orleans Saints (2004-2005)
* Green Bay Packers (2006-present)
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stat1value=85
stat2label=Receiving Yards
stat2value=1,437
stat3label=Touchdowns
stat3value=6
nfl=ROB523624

Jimmy Robinson (born January 3, 1953 in New York, New York) is a former American football wide receiver and current wide receivers coach for the Green Bay Packers. He played for the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers during 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.

Playing career

College

Robinson was a star wide receiver for 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 Fame and there all-time team in 1992.

Professional

Robinson was drafted in the 15th round of the 1975 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. After not making the team he signed with the New York Giants in 1976. He led the Giants in receptions in 1977 with 22 and 1978 with 32. He also scored the first touchdown in Giants Stadium history in a pass from Craig Morton. After a season with the San Francisco 49ers, he retired with 85 receptions for 1,437 yards and six touchdowns.

Coaching career

Memphis Showboats

Robinsons first coaching came in 1984 when he became the wide receivers / tight ends coach for 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.

Atlanta Falcons

In 1990 Robinson joined the Atlanta Falcons, where he helped Andre Rison and Michael Haynes to the top of the NFL's touchdown receptions list for a tandem. The next year he helped Rison and Mike Pritchard led the league again in the category. Overall he coached the Falcons from 1990 to 1993.

Indianapolis Colts

In 1994 he joined the Indianapolis Colts staff, where he helped Marvin Harrison became 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 Toomer become 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 Horn to tie a career best and match the NFC lead 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 Packers new head coach Mike McCarthy's staff. In 2007 he helped Greg Jennings finish tied for fourth in the NFL in receiving touchdowns with 12.

Personal

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.

External links

* [http://www.packers.com/team/coaches/robinson_jimmy/ Green Bay Packers bio]


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