Fred Robbins
Fred  Robbins


Pensacola, Fla.

High School:
Gonzalez High School

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 302

Defensive Tackle




Wake Forest Names Six to 2015 Hall of Fame Class

The 41st annual class features five former student-athletes and one coach


Wake Forest Names Six to 2015 Hall of Fame Class

The 41st annual class features five former student-athletes and one coach

A fearless factor on the front four of the Demon Deacon defense ? after starting 32 of 33 games the past three seasons, now ready to emerge as one of the premier players at his position in the ACC ? possesses the size, speed and mobility required to be a dominant player in the middle of the defensive line ? timed at 4.8 in the 40 -- an excellent effort from a 300-lb man -- but quickness may be his biggest asset ? was redshirted in 1995, then displayed flashes of his outstanding talents frequently the past three years ? already ranks among the Wake Forest career leaders in tackles-for-loss (5th) and sacks (7th) ? could move up to as high as second all-time in both categories this season ? has prepared for this coming year with great dedication on and off the field, according to his coaches ? very focused during the spring, enjoying perhaps his best offseason yet ? did not, however, duplicate his Spring Game performance from 1998 when he scored on a two-yard plunge for the victorious White squad ? probably won't score any TDs this fall either, but he's certain to make his presence felt in many other ways.

1998: Exceptionally consistent in the middle of the Deacon defensive line as an 11-game starter ? collected five-or-more tackles eight times, and four-or-more in every game but one throughout a year in which he had to play an unusually large number of defensive snaps ? on the field for 60-or-more plays in seven of the year's last eight outings, including the last five in a row ? single game high of eight stops (7 solo) came versus North Carolina ? credited with six hits in three separate contests, including NC State where he was a real force with a half dozen solo tackles, including two for negative yardage ? had at least one tackle behind the line of scrimmage in each of the schedule's last five games ? finished seventh on the team overall with his 56 stops on the year.

1997: Started every game at tackle ? recorded six contests with four-or-more tackles, highlighted by an outstanding individual performance at Virginia ? made six unassisted stops that afternoon, including a sack and two other TFLs which accounted for 10 negative yards for the Cavaliers ? also a major factor in win over Maryland with four solo stops, including a pair of sacks for minus-15 yards ? on his way to an outstanding effort against Clemson, too, with five unassisted tackles in first half alone before sustaining a sprained knee that sidelined him the second half ? came back to make five hits the following week at Rutgers while still slowed with that injury ? tied for the team lead in TFLs on the year (9) while finishing second in sacks (4) and quarterback pressures (7).

1996: Started 10 times (all but Clemson), participating in 40-or-more plays in each of those starts ? very consistent with his productivity, contributing at least four tackles in nine contests ? also spread his 11 tackles for losses out among eight different games ? his best statistical outing came in season finale at NC State when he made seven stops (5 solo), including two behind the line of scrimmage ? had played well the previous week versus Duke, too, with six hits (3 solo) and a sack ? made two TFLs at Georgia Tech when he was on the field for a season-high 61 plays ? his 11 negative-yardage stops led the team.

BACKGROUND: Emerged as a major college prospect somewhat late in his high school career at Gonzalez High where he played for coach Sam McCorkel ? totaled 83 tackles as a senior defensive lineman while also contributing 13 sacks and an impressive seven caused fumbles ? also active on special teams, blocking two kicks ? that performance earned him all-city and all-northwest Florida honors as a senior ? served as team captain in 1994, too ? lettered for three years with the Aggies and started as a junior and senior ? played baseball for four years, starting three, as an outfielder and firstbaseman ? stayed active away from sports as a volunteer speaker with the DARE program in area middle schools ? his father Fred, Sr, who played collegiate basketball at Florida A&M, stands 6'9 ? majoring in sociology ? age 22 (born 3/25/77).


        UT   AT   TOTAL   TFL      SACKS
1996    29   22   51      11/-38   3/-18
1997    29   9    38      9/-32    4/-25
1998    39   17   56      9/-33    3/-21
TOTALS  97   48   145     29/-103  10/-64

8 vs North Carolina, 10/24/98

7 vs North Carolina, 10/24/98

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