Inductee

Mark Robinson

Mark Robinson enjoyed a stellar football career at Queen’s University. An imposing figure on the Golden Gaels offensive line, he was selected Rookie of the Year in 1990. The highlight of his athletic career came in 1992 at the Toronto SkyDome, when Queen’s won the coveted Vanier Cup with an impressive 31 to 0 win against the favoured St. Mary’s Huskies. Robinson was credited with controlling the line of scrimmage, allowing future CFL star, Brad Elberg to rack up yards on the ground. 

In 1993, Robinson was an Ontario-Quebec Intercollegiate Football Conference All Star and 2nd Team All Canadian. He was a finalist for TSN’s prestigious Russ Jackson Award for academic achievement, football skills and citizenship. Robinson went on to earn a Ph.D. in Engineering, attaining All Canadian academic status in both 1993 and 1994. In 1994 and 1995, Robinson capped off his football career as a Golden Gaels captain. 

Mark Robinson’s excellence in academics and athletics was recognized with an induction to the Queen’s University Hall of Fame.

Mark grew up in Haliburton, with the distinction of being the second baby to be born in the “new” Haliburton Hospital. Since a young age, Mark anticipated his opportunity to wear the red and white HHSS football jersey. He is grateful for the support of his family, his coaches, and his teammates. who “sweated and bled alongside me all those autumn days. They were my true inspiration.”

Mark and his wife Beth (also from Haliburton) now live in rural Virginia. He pursued a career in transportation safety and infrastructure management with a focus on saving lives on North American highways. He now runs his own consulting firm.

“I’ve travelled the world,” says Robinson, “but the Haliburton Highlands are, and will always be, one of my favorite places.

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