Robin Danial Earl (born March 18, 1955) is a former professional American 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 yards. He was drafted in the third round by the Chicago Bears in 1977, 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). Robin has 4 Sons from his first marriage. Ryan (40), Regan (38), Roth (37) and Robin (36). His second marriage produced three more children, Kristin (29), Preston (26) and Kevin (22). Robin is currently divorced and lives in the Seattle area.
By Dean Hanley
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