Former NFL defensive tackle Fred Robbins is now part of the Lighthouse Private Christian Academy football staff.
He will work as an assistant on the team and help with grant and fundraising efforts for the football stadium the school is building on its Gulf Breeze campus. The hope is to have a turf field.
Robbins played his high school football at Tate and went on to play at Wake Forest before going in the second round to the Minnesota Vikings in the 2000 NFL Draft.
He signed with the New York Giants in 2004, winning a Super Bowl with the Giants in 2008 in a 17-14 win over New England at University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona. He finished his career with the St. Louis Rams.
During his 12-year career, Robbins recorded 358 tackles and 33.5 sacks. He also picked off three passes.
The 12-year NFL veteran is active in the community and established Mr. Robbins Neighborhood in 2014. The organization helps guide and mentor young athletes.
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