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Robin Earl
No. 39, 81, 89     
Running back / Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1955-03-18) March 18, 1955 (age 64)
Place of birth: Boise, Idaho
Career information
College: Washington
NFL Draft: 1977 / Round: 3 / Pick: 61
Debuted in 1977 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1983 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
* Chicago Bears (1977-1983)
  • Birmingham Stallions USFL (1984-85)
Career highlights and awards
* Scored winning touchdown against the NY Giants that got the Bears into the 1977-78 playoffs. Won two Eastern Conference Championships with the Birmingham Stallions 1984-85 of the USFL.
Rushing attempts-yards     94-382
Receptions-yards     47-486
Touchdowns     5
Stats at NFL.com

Robin Danial Earl (born March 18, 1955) is a former professional football player, who played as a full back and tight end in the National Football League. He played seven seasons for the Chicago Bears (1977–1983) and two seasons for the Birmingham Stallions (1984-85) of the United States Football League.

Earl starred as a tailback at Kent-Meridian High School in Kent, Wa. despite his 6'5" 242 lb frame more typical of a lineman or tight-end. His senior year in 1972, Earl was voted the state's MVP both on Offense and Defense. Also named Washington's Top Scholastic Athlete of the Year. At the University of Washington, his career started as a tight-end, but once again he proved valuable when switched to full back for his final two and a half seasons. Finished as the Huskies second all-time leading rusher with 2,351. He was drafted in the third round by the Chicago Bears, where he played full-back blocking for Walter Payton for three years before being switched once again to tight-end. He finished his 9 year career with the Birmingham Stallions of the USFL (United States Football League). Continues to live in the Chicago area and is still a participant in the sports scene as a commentator.[1]

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