ROBERSON, GARVIN E.

GARVIN E. ROBERSON

Inducted:  June 24, 2000 in South Bend, IN 
       
Date of Birth:  April 6, 1952 in Milan, TN

High School Attended:  Elkhart                    Graduated:  1970

High School Honors:  3-sport athlete in football, basketball, and baseball; played both offense and defense for football team 1967, 1968, 1969; teams were undefeated (10-0) and State Champions in 1968; team MVP 1969; named Co-MVP of 1970 North All-Star Team; All NIC Conference; All-State Offense and Defense; All-American; basketball team MVP junior/senior years and All-Conference, All-State, and All-American; leading scorer in school history with 1,355 points; 1970 All-Star Basketball team; National Honor Society, class officer, and student council; was recruited by over 200 colleges, accepted a University of Illinois football scholarship and had freedom to play basketball.

College Attended:  University of  Illinois       Graduated:  1975

College Honors:  All-Big Ten Split End junior/senior years; led U of I in receiving all e years of varsity career; played in All-American Bowl in Tampa, FL, in 1974; lettered in basketball 2 years.

Professional Athletic Background:  Signed by the Washington Redskins as a free agent in 1974, but released later that year.

Coaching Experience:  Assistant football coach at Elkhart Central High School 11 seasons as receiver coach; also assistant basketball coach 11 seasons.

Special Recognition:  Tolston League founder/director for two Elkhart County YMCA basketball programs for 12 years; named to Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Silver Anniversary Team 1995.  

Family:  Wife, Jacqueline; children, Daimon and Ronald.