I had the pleasure of meeting Stacy Robinson
back in the summer of 1987. After that encounter, I can honestly say that I have never met a nicer and more gracious person. Robinson
lost his battle with cancer at the young age of 50. He was a member of the 1986 and 1990 Super Bowl Championship squads and played his entire career (six seasons) as a Giant.
Drafted out of North Dakota State in the second round, (46th
overall) by the New York Giants in the 1985 NFL Draft. Robinson
had excellent speed and possessed soft hands. Robinson
does not rank high in the Giants WR stats, as he caught only 48 passes for 749 yards and 7 touchdowns in his career. However; Robinson
shined (best season) in 1986 when he caught 29 passes for 494 yards and 2 scores. Also, capping off a solid contribution in Super Bowl XXI against the Denver Broncos with 3 receptions and 62 yards
was more than just a football player, after retiring from the game; Robinson
worked for the NFL Players Association mentoring young players about drug and steroid policies and also served as the director of player development. According to many who knew him, Robinson
was very giving and always had such great interaction with the fans even after retiring in 1991.
He never talked about his illness in public and always maintained a positive outlook on life. Despite being diagnosed with multiple myeloma, Robinson
still took the time to mentor players under his wing. That was Robinson’s
way and whoever had the pleasure of meeting him, can honestly say they are a better person because of it.
will never be mentioned as one of the greatest Giants receivers of all-time. However, Robinson’s
accomplishments will be measured at a much higher level. As a great person who cared about the well-being of others and his family. My heart goes out to his wife and three children for their loss. Stacy Robinson
will be missed.