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Alabama St. hires Eddie Robinson Jr. to lead its football program

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Alabama State Hornets have hired Eddie Robinson Jr. as their new head football coach. He was introduced by the school on Friday morning.

He replaced Donald Hill-Eley, who led the program for five seasons. Hill-Eley was 20-21 at the school.

Former Tennessee Titans linebacker Eddie Robinson Jr. walks off the field during their game against the Cincinnati Bengals
Eddie Robinson Jr. walks off the field during their game against the Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Tom Pidgeon/Allsport via Getty Images)

“I am excited to announce Eddie Robinson, Jr. as Alabama State University’s next Head Football Coach,” Alabama State Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Jason Cable said. “Coach Robinson is a true Hornet that possesses more than 30-plus years of experience at various levels of football. He is a stellar man of vision who has a proven record of success. Coach Robinson intrinsically understands the importance of restoring the winning tradition at ASU.

“His elite playing experience, leadership capabilities, and his ability to assemble an experienced staff are attributes that will contribute to the next era of success at ‘Bama State.”

He is an alumnus of the school.

Robinson Jr. was drafted by the Houston Oilers as a second-round draft pick in the 1992 NFL Draft. In his first stint with the Oilers, he played for the team from 1992 through 1995.

He spent two seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Robinson Jr. returned to the Oilers in 1998, before the team relocated to Nashville, Tennessee, where he played three more seasons.

His final season in the NFL came in 2002 with the Buffalo Bills.

“I want to commend Athletic Director Jason Cable for moving swiftly to hire a new head coach,” said President Quinton T. Ross, Jr. “I served as SGA President when Robinson was a scholar-athlet, and saw firsthand his commitment both to athletics and to academics, which propelled him to national prominence as a player in the NFL. Throughout his career and after, he has remained loyal to and engaged with his alma mater. I ask that all of Hornet Nation support alumnus Robinson as he takes the helm of Hornets football.

“We must all remain focused on and committed to our goal of excellence in every aspect of the University, including ASU athletics.”

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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