Chiefs Hall of Honor

AFL

Johnny Robinson

Johnny Robinson

SS

1960-1971

Born: September 9,1938 (Delhi, LA)

College: LSU

Drafted: By Texans, 1960 / 1st Rd

Career Highlights:

  • All-Time AFL Team
  • AFL All-Star Game, 1963-68
  • AFC-NFC Pro Bowl, 1970
  • All-AFL/AFC, 1963, 1965-71
  • All-Pro, 1967-70
  • Chiefs Hall of Fame Inductee, 1974

Drafted as an All-American halfback out of LSU, and moved to safety prior to his third professional season, Robinson went on to become the AFL’s all-time interception leader and earned a spot on the All-Time American Football League team. A seven-time All-Pro selection, Robinson was the leader of a Chiefs secondary that led the AFL in interceptions four straight seasons, from 1966-69. “He was intuitive,” said teammate Willie Lanier. “He just had a knack for the game.” After suffering three broken ribs in the 1969 AFL championship game, Robinson was considered doubtful for much of the week leading up to Super Bowl IV, but he not only started in the game, he was a defensive hero, recovering a fumble in the first half and intercepting a pass in the second. Raiders’ quarterback Daryle Lamonica paid Robinson the ultimate compliment, calling him the most valuable defensive player in the league. “I believe he’s saved or broken up more plays against us than any other player,” said Lamonica.

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