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Former Giant Stacy Robinson Dead at 50

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In this Jan. 25, 1987 photo released by NFL Photos, New York Giants wide receiver Stacy Robinson (81) catches a pass and races for a 36-yard gain during the fourth quarter of the Giants 39-20 victory over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXI at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. Robinson, a wide receiver who won two Super Bowls with the New York Giants before working with the players’ union, has died after a battle with cancer. He was 50. The Giants did not release a cause or place of death. (AP Photo/NFL Photos, File_
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In this Jan. 25, 1987 photo released by NFL Photos, New York Giants wide receiver Stacy Robinson (81) catches a pass and races for a 36-yard gain during the fourth quarter of the Giants 39-20 victory over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXI at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/NFL Photos, File_

Former New York Giants Wide Receiver Stacy Robinson who played for two Super Bowl winning teams during his career died on Tuesday. He was 50 years old.

Robinson reportedly died after a battle with cancer.

The wide receiver was drafted in the second round of the 1985 draft at the age of 23. He was a member of Giants when they won Super Bowls XXI and XXV.

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Stacy Robinson,” said Giants President and CEO John Mara, according to the Associated Press. “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. His family is in our thoughts and prayers.”

Robinson spent his entire career with the Giants. He played in 43 games, and had 48 receptions and 749 yards receiving. He scored seven touchdowns.

The best season of his career came in 1986 when he caught 29 passes for 494 yards.

“He might be one of the few people that I’ve ever met or known that everybody truly liked,” said former Giants quarterback Phil Simms, according to the team’s website. “I think that’s just personality. He could get along with everybody, no matter what the situation.”

A family statement posted on the hospice website caringbridge.org states Robinson was diagnosed with cancer in 2009. He later underwent a stem cell transplant and a bone marrow transplant. He entered hospice care on May 3.

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