GARVIN E. ROBERSON
Inducted: June 24, 2000 in South Bend, IN
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.