Johnny Robinson to Visit Andonie Museum Saturday
BATON ROUGE – Former LSU great Johnny Robinson will be on hand to greet fans and sign autographs Saturday morning in the lobby of The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU.
Robinson’s visit will coincide with No. 10-ranked LSU’s 2:30 p.m. clash with the Tennessee Volunteers in Tiger Stadium.
Robinson will visit with fans and sign autographs in the lobby of the hotel from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Posters will available for $2 for this former Tiger halfback to personalize. Fans will be limited to two items to be signed per person.
The Jack & Priscilla Andonie Museum has enjoyed large crowds each of the last two weekends when former LSU greats A.J. Duhe and George Bevan were on hand for gameday autograph sessions.
Sharing the backfield with Heisman Trophy winner Billy Cannon, Robinson earned first team All-SEC honors in 1958 and played a key role in the Tigers drive to the 1958 national title.
While an offensive star at LSU, Robinson made his name on the defensive side of the ball in the professional ranks. Taken in the first round of both the NFL and AFL drafts, Robinson went on to star for the Dallas Texans and later the Kansas City Chiefs as a safety.
A nine-time All Pro selection, Robinson went on to win three AFL championships in 1962, 1966 and 1969. He played in two Super Bowl with the Chiefs, including Super Bowl I against the Green Bay Packers and Super Bowl IV, in which the Chiefs defeated the Minnesota Vikings 23-7.
Robinson logged 57 career interceptions, which remains tied for 11th all-time in NFL history. He is a member of the Kansas City Chiefs All-Time team, as well as the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s All-Decade Team of the 1960s. He has been enshrined in the Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame, the Louisiana and Missouri Sports Hall of Fame as well as the LSU Sports Hall of Fame.
After his playing days, Robinson founded and operates a youth home for troubled boys in Monroe, Louisiana, and has been a long-time supporter of children’s causes.
Details of future autograph sessions will be released at a later date.
The Jack & Priscilla Andonie Museum is located at 3828 West Lakeshore Drive. Home to more than 13,000 artifacts donated by Dr. Jack Andonie, the museum was constructed and opened in 2004. The museum is open weekdays from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 9 a.m. until three hours prior to kickoff on Saturday of home game weekends.