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Marcus Robinson breaks up a pass intended for St. Louis Rams Travis Fisher in the third quarterat the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis on November 9, 2003. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)
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Marcus Robinson (born February 27, 1975) is a former American football player in the NFL, who played the position of wide receiver. He has played for the Chicago Bears, the Baltimore Ravens, and the Minnesota Vikings, as well as the Rhein Fire. He founded the Marcus Robinson Foundation for underprivileged children. He is referred to by commentators as "goo goo g'joob" Marcus Robinson, a play on a line from the Beatles song, "I am the Walrus."

Robinson attended Peach County High School in Fort Valley, Georgia, where he starred in football and track. In football, he won All-America and All-State honors as a wide receiver, free safety, and punter. In track, he won regional titles on the 100 and 200 meter dashes. He also played wide receiver at the University of South Carolina. Marcus Robinson is currently a gym teacher for a private school, Valeo Academy, in Hoffman Estates, IL. One of the phrases he says the most to his students is, "Don't give up, even if you can't run it at least jog it."

Marcus Robinson enjoyed some success with the Bears, setting a team record with 1,400 receiving yards in 1999. Injuries forced him into a journeyman role for the rest of his career. He was the leading wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings before he was inexplicably cut on Christmas Eve, 2006. The unusual move came a day after the St. Paul Pioneer Press published an interview with Robinson in which he expressed displeasure with the Vikings' 6-9 record.. He signed a one-day contract with the Chicago Bears in June 2008, citing his desire to retire with the team that gave him his first chance in pro football.

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