Saturday, December 22, 2012

Former #1 NFL Draft Pick to become Robbinsville High School Football Coach

by Jeff Fisher
High School Football America
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It happened a lot last off-season and it looks like the trend is starting again.  

What trend?

Former NFL players returning to the roots of the game by becoming head football coaches at the high school level.

The latest, according to a report in the Star-Ledger, is NFL veteran wide receiver Irving Fryar, who reportedly will become the head coach at Robbinsville High School in New Jersey. reportsthat Fryar, who played at 17-years in the NFL, will probably be announced as the school's new head coach in January, replacing Jason Gray, who resigned at the end of the regular season after seven years at the Ravens' head coach.

Gray, who started the Robbinsville program, retired with a 27-41 overall record.

Fryar is a New Jersey native, having played at Rancocas Valley before playing his college ball at theUniversity of Nebraska.  In 1984, Fryar was the NFL's #1 draft pick.

Fryar retired in 2000 with 851 catches for nearly 13,000 yards and 84 touchdowns.

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