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Michael Robinson: NFL veteran Dedicated to Local Education

By Paul Woody Richmond Times-Dispatch Professional athletes often are good at talking, but not always so good at doing. Michael Robinson is different. Always has been. Robinson was a star football player at Varina High School in Henrico, VA. He was a star player at Penn State. He was a fourth-round draft choice of the San Francisco 49ers in 2006. He played eight seasons in the NFL (49ers: 2006-2009, Seahawks: 2010-2013) and helped the Seattle Seahawks win Super Bowl XLVIII.But Robinson never forgot his Varina, Virginia roots. And he never has lost sight of what matters most. Education always has been at the top of his list. When asked ...

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Michael Robinson Introduces the World’s Smartest Mouthguard

Michael Robinson had just finished football practice when he saw his teammate, Craig Lobrano, collapse on the field in the summer of 2000. Robinson, then a budding high school football star at Richmond (VA) Varina, immediately knew something was wrong. “He wasn’t really coherent. We just knew something was different,” Robinson recalls. Lobrano was taken to the hospital, but was pronounced dead the next morning. The cause of death: heat stroke. “As a football player, you don’t tell people when you think you’re tired or dehydrated. You just keep fighting,” Robinson said. “To have something like that happen as a ...

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