Tootie Robbins

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Tootie Robbins
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Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born:(1958-06-02)June 2, 1958
Windsor, North Carolina
Died:August 2, 2020(2020-08-02) (aged 62)
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:303 lb (137 kg)
Career information
College: East Carolina
NFL Draft: 1982  / Round: 4 / Pick: 90
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games:159
Games Started:147
Fumbles recovered:4
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

James Elbert "Tootie" Robbins (June 2, 1958 – August 2, 2020) was an American professional football player who was an offensive lineman in the National Football League (NFL) from 1982 to 1993.

Life

A native of North Carolina, Robbins attended Bertie High School in Windsor, North Carolina. He then played college football at East Carolina. He was selected by the Associated Press (AP) as a first-team interior lineman on the 1981 All-South Independent football team. [1] He also received second-team honors from the AP on its 1981 All-America team. [2]

He was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the fourth round of the 1982 NFL Draft and played at right tackle for the team from 1982 to 1991, following the team when it moved to Phoenix in 1988. [3] During his time with the Cardinals, he started 122 games, including a streak of 32 consecutive games. [4]

In January 1992, the Green Bay Packers acquired Robbins from the Cardinals in exchange for a future draft pick. [4] He started 26 games for the Packers during the 1992 and 1993 seasons. [3] Prior to the 1994 season, the Packers asked Robbins to take a pay cut from $1.5 million to $250,000. Rather than accept the pay cut, Robbins at age 36 announced his retirement in September 1994. [5]

Robbins died at age 62 on August 2, 2020 from COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic in Arizona. [6] [7]

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References

  1. "Collins All-South Coach". The Clarksdale Press Register. December 3, 1981 via Newspapers.com.
  2. "All-America Team". Herald and Review (Decatur, IL). December 3, 1981. p. C2 via Newspapers.com. Open Access logo PLoS transparent.svg
  3. 1 2 "Tootie Robbins". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 6, 2020.
  4. 1 2 "Packers hope Robbins gets them in line". Green Bay Press-Gazette. January 31, 1992 via Newspapers.com.
  5. "Some ex-Packers find parting sweet". The Green Bay Press-Gazette. September 11, 1994 via Newspapers.com.
  6. "Former Big Red lineman 'Tootie' Robbins dies". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. August 3, 2020.
  7. "Former Packers Tackle Tootie Robbins Dies After Coronavirus Diagnosis: 'He Is Definitely Missed'". People. August 5, 2020.