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Paul Harvey Robinson
No. 18     
Runningback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1944-12-19) December 19, 1944 (age 75)
Place of birth: Tucson, Arizona
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 198 lb (90 kg)
Career information
College: Arizona
NFL Draft: 1968 / Round: 3 / Pick: 82
Debuted in 1968 for the Cincinnati Bengals
Last played in 1973 for the Houston Oilers
Career history
* Cincinnati Bengals ( 1968- 1971)
Career highlights and awards
* 2x Pro Bowl selection (1968, 1969
Career NFL statistics as of 1973
Carries     737
Rushing Yards     2,947
Touchdowns     24
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Paul Harvey Robinson (born December 19, 1944 in Tucson, Arizona) is a former professional American football running back for two seasons in the American Football League and five seasons in the National Football League. Paul Robinson played only one year at the University of Arizona, but in his first year as a professional, he gained 1,023 yards rushing and scored eight touchdowns. He was the second man to gain over 1,000 yards in his first year in professional football in the U.S., the first being Cookie Gilchrist. He was named to the 1968 and 1969 AFL All-Star Team and led the 1968 Western AFL All-Star team to victory over the Eastern All-Stars. He was the 1968 United Press International and Sporting News AFL Rookie of the Year.[1]

Robinson is the only running back in professional football history to gain over 1,000 yards in a season for a first-year expansion team (the 1968 Cincinnati Bengals). He also led the AFL in rushing in his rookie season.

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Preceded by
George Webster & Dickie Post
American Football League Rookie of the Year
1968
Succeeded by
Greg Cook & Carl Garrett


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