A Vandal defensive machine, Jeff Robinson was a sack artist for the football team from 1989-92. He brought down opposing quarterbacks 57.5 times in his career, which is the best in Idaho history and nearly 20 better than the next best mark.
For his career, he made 90 tackles for loss, which ranks second in Idaho history, and he tallied 277 total tackles. He was a two-time Big Sky Defensive Player of the Year and three-time All-Big Sky selection. After Robinson collected 20 sacks in 1991 – an Idaho record, he was chosen to three All-America teams. He gained even more recognition in 1992, after he tallied 13.5 sacks, which led to five publications declaring him a first-team All-American. He was also a third-team All-American in 1990. Robinson was voted as the team’s Most Valuable Defensive Player three years in a row from 1990-92. The Denver Broncos picked him in the fourth round of the 1993 NFL Draft to begin a 16-year NFL career, including a Super Bowl championship with St. Louis.