mercredi 9 mai 2012

Former Giants WR Robinson dies of cancer at age 50

Stacy Robinson, who spent his entire six-year NFL career as a receiver for the Giants and was a member of two Super Bowl-winning teams, died Tuesday after a battle with cancer. He was 50.

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Stacy Robinson,” Giants co-owner John Mara said. “He was a good man who was loved and respected by his teammates and everyone in this organization. His work on behalf of the Players Association was of great benefit to many players. He will be missed. His family is in our thoughts and prayers.”

Robinson was a 1985 second-round draft pick out of North Dakota State and played at a time when the Giants were often a run-first team under Bill Parcells. He played in 43 games for the Giants and had 48 receptions for 749 yards and seven touchdowns.

Robinson made a difference in Super Bowl XXI, catching three passes for a team-high 62 yards as the Giants crushed the Broncos, 39-20. Robinson left the NFL after the 1990 season and began a second career working for the NFL Players Association. His most recent position was the union’s director of player development where he helped players prepare for careers once their playing days had ended.

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