The former Minnesota Vikings defensive end announced on Thursday that he will be inducted for the University of Texas Hall of Honor.
Back in April, Brian Robison made his retirement from the NFL official. He signed a one-day contract with the Minnesota Vikings and held a press conference to thank those that helped him along the way.
A fourth-round draft pick by the Vikings in 2007, Robison found a way to remain on Minnesota’s roster for a total of 11 seasons. His numbers never blew anyone out of the water, but that’s because he was always willing to sacrifice his production if it meant better results for Minnesota’s defense.
Prior to playing for the Vikings, Robison spent five years as a member of the University of Texas’ football team. In addition to playing football, the former Minnesota defensive end was also a member of Texas’ track and field team.
Robison excelled in both sports and for his accomplishments, he announced on Thursday that Texas will be inducting him into their Hall of Honor this year.
Believe it or not, the former Vikings pass rusher actually started out as a middle linebacker in college. He eventually converted to a defensive end before his sophomore season at Texas and this position switch is ultimately what led him to getting drafted in the NFL.
In 2005, he was a part of the Texas team that went on to defeat USC in the Rose Bowl and win the National Championship.
The induction ceremony will take place on August 30 on the Texas campus. Along with Robison, former NFL players Derrick Johnson, Brian Orakpo, and Bryant Westbrook will also be added to the school’s Hall of Honor this year.
Don’t expect this to be the one and only honor Robison will receive now that his playing career is over. It wouldn’t be a surprise to anyone if Minnesota ended up adding him to their Ring of Honor one day.