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Marcus Robinson
No. 88, 87     
Wide Receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1975-02-27) February 27, 1975 (age 44)
Place of birth: Fort Valley, Georgia
Career information
College: South Carolina
NFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 4 / Pick: 108
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Chicago Bears (19972002)
Career highlights and awards
* World Bowl VI (1998)
Receptions     325
Receiving yards     4,699
Receiving touchdowns     43
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Marcus Antonio Robinson (born February 27, 1975) is an American former football player in the NFL, who played the position of wide receiver.

He has played for the Chicago Bears, the Baltimore Ravens, and the Minnesota Vikings, as well as the Rhein Fire. He founded the Marcus Robinson Foundation for underprivileged children.

Early lifeEdit

Robinson was born in Fort Valley, Georgia and attended Peach County High School in Fort Valley, where he starred in football and track. In football, he won All-America and All-State honors as a wide receiver, free safety, and punter. In track, he won regional titles on the 100 and 200 meter dashes.

College careerEdit

Robinson played wide receiver at the University of South Carolina.

Professional careerEdit

Robinson was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 4th round (108th overall) of the 1997 NFL Draft.[1] He missed his rookie season with a thumb injury. In 1998, Robinson played with the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe during the NFL the offseason. He led the NFL Europe league in receiving yards, won the season MVP award, and won the championship at World Bowl '98.[2]

Robinson had a successful season in 1999 with the Bears, setting a team record with 1,400 receiving yards which stood until the record was broken by Brandon Marshall in 2012.[3] Injuries forced him into a journeyman role for the rest of his career.

As a Baltimore Raven in 2003, Robinson caught four touchdown passes in an overtime win over the Seattle Seahawks. He was expected to be resigned, but the Ravens wanted their first star at wide receiver, so Robinson was let a free agent. He was the leading wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings the previous three years before he was inexplicably cut on Christmas Eve, 2006. The unusual move came a day after the St. Paul Pioneer Press published an interview with Robinson in which he expressed displeasure with the Vikings' 6-9-1 record.[4]

He signed a one-day contract with the Chicago Bears in June 2008, citing his desire to retire with the team that gave him his first chance in pro football. He officially retired on June 9, 2008.

Life after the NFLEdit

Robinson is currently working as a physical trainer for young athletes, and he is the wide receiver coach for the Saint Viator football team in Arlington Heights, Illinois. He is also the sprint coach for the Marian Hurricanes track team in Woodstock, Illinois.

Personal lifeEdit

His nephew, Demarcus Robinson, is a wide receiver in the NFL and was selected in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs.[5]

Career stats Edit

Year Team Rec Yds TD
1998 Chicago Bears 5 44 1
1999 Chicago Bears 84 1400 9
2000 Chicago Bears 55 738 5
2001 Chicago Bears 23 269 2
2002 Chicago Bears 21 244 3
2003 Baltimore Ravens 31 451 6
2004 Minnesota Vikings 47 657 8
2005 Minnesota Vikings 31 515 5
2006 Minnesota Vikings 29 381 4
325 4699 43

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