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Catalog Number 2009.030.155
Description Plaque commemorating John Robinson being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 14, 1989. Plaque includes image of Robinson and a brief biography: "John Robinson was an all-Catholic Athletic League end at Serra High SChool. From the San Mateo parochial school, he went on to the University of Oregon where he helped the Ducks win the Pacific-8 championship in 1957. / Following graduation, he joined the Oregon coaching staff as an assistant. Then, in 1972, he was hired by USC coach John McKay, again as an assistant. In 1975, he joined the coaching staff of the NFL's Oakland Raiders. That lasted one year because USC called Robinson back - this time as head coach. / During his USC tenure as head coach, his Trojans won three Pacific-10 championships, three Rose Bowls and one national championship. He coached two Heisman Trophy recipients, Charles White and Marcus Allen. / After 11 winning campaigns at USC, Robinson got the call from the NFL again. This time, it was the Los Angeles Rams who needed some help. Robinson became the Rams' head coach in 1983. In his first six years with the Rams, Robinson led them to the NFL playoffs five times and produced an overall record of 58-43." Plaque and induction was sponsored by The Times of San Mateo.
Object Name Plaque, Award
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title John Robinson Sports Hall of Fame Plaque
Date May 17, 1989
Species Plaque
Inscription Text "Alpine's specially handcrafted, hand rubbed wood placques offer you a quality product for rock bottom prices / Alpine / Awards / Inc" (black, green, and white sticker on back complete with locations and addresses)
Provenance Plaque and induction was sponsored by The Times of San Mateo.
Dimensions H-12 W-9 D-1 inches
Search Terms Sports
Serra High School
University of Oregon
Athletics Coach
University Southern California
National Football League
Robinson, John
Subjects Sports
Awards
Football
Coaching (Athletics)
People Robinson, John