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Ex-Giants receiver Stacy Robinson dies

New York Giants wide receiver Stacy Robinson, right,

New York Giants wide receiver Stacy Robinson, right, makes a catch during the Giants' 39-20 victory over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXI on Jan. 25, 1987 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. Credit: Getty Images

Stacy Robinson, a wide receiver on the Giants teams that won Super Bowls XXI and XXV and the director of player development for the NFL Players Association after his retirement, died Tuesday. According to a family website, he had been battling multiple myeloma. He was 50.

"We are deeply saddened by the passing of Stacy Robinson," Giants president and chief executive John Mara said in a statement. "He was a good man who was loved and respected by his teammates and everyone in this organization. His work on behalf of the Players Association was of great benefit to many players. He will be missed."

Robinson played six seasons for the Giants beginning in 1985, but his greatest impact came during the 1986 season, the team's first Super Bowl championship. He caught three passes for a team-high 62 yards against the Broncos in the Super Bowl. He also was on the team that won Super Bowl XXV after the 1990 season, although he played sparingly in the game, his last in the NFL.

In his career Robinson had 48 receptions -- 29 of them in the 1986 season -- for 749 yards and seven touchdowns.

Robinson, who was living in the Washington, D.C., area, is survived by his wife, Nadine, and sons Stacy Jr., Marquis and Myles.


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