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Seattle Random Athlete Of The Day: Eugene Robinson

Free Safety Eugene Robinson debuted for the Seattle Seahawks during the 1985 season despite not being drafted out of Colgate University. 

He played in all 16 games of the 1985 season, but didn’t start a single one, before starting all but two games the rest of his 16-year career.

Robinson spent the first 11 years of his career with the Seahawks. While with the Seahawks, Robinson intercepted 42 passes and forced 10 fumbles while averaging 85.6 tackles per year. He was named to the Pro-Bowl twice (in 1992 and 1993) in large part because he intercepted 16 passes. He set a career high in 1993 with nine picks. 

 

 

After leaving the Seahawks following the 1995 season, Robinson played for the Green Bay Packers, Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers before retiring. Robinson was a member of the 1996 Packers team that defeated the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl and also played in two other Super Bowls (1997 with the Packers and 1998 with the Falcons).

Throughout the course of his career, Robinson intercepted a total of 57 passes, a mark surpassed by only 11 other players (four of which are in the Hall of Fame).

He’s currently a color analyst for the radio network of the Panthers.

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