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Fred Robbins
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Robbins in 2010.
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Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1977-03-25) March 25, 1977 (age 42)
Place of birth: Pensacola, Florida
Career information
College: Wake Forest
NFL Draft: 2000 / Round: 2 / Pick: 55
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Minnesota Vikings ( 2000 2003)
Career highlights and awards
* Sports Illustrated All-Pro (2008)
Tackles     358
Sacks     35.5
INTs     3
Stats at NFL.com

Fred Robbins (born March 25, 1977) is a former American football defensive tackle. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the second round of the 2000 NFL Draft. He played college football at Wake Forest.

Robbins also played for the New York Giants and St. Louis Rams.

Early yearsEdit

Robbins attended J. M. Tate High School in Pensacola, Florida and was a student and a letterman in football and baseball.[citation needed] In football, he was a three-year letterman and as a senior, he was an All-City selection and an All-Northwest Florida selection.

College careerEdit

Robbins started every game for three years at defensive tackle and finished his career with 15 quarterback sacks and 44 tackles-for-loss. He was a Second-team All-ACC choice as a senior. He helped the Demon Deacons’ defense improve from 9th to 2nd in the ACC in 1999.

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draftEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 3¾ in 312 lb 5.09 s 1.74 s 2.93 s 4.72 s 7.72 s 29½ in 7 ft 10 in 25 rep

Minnesota VikingsEdit

Robbins was drafted on the second round of the 2000 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings. He signed a four-year $5.5 million deal with the Vikings. As a rookie in 2000, played in 8 games as a reserve and had 5 tackles and one sack. In 2001, played in 16 games with 12 starts and had 45 tackles (16 solo) and 2 sacks. In 2002, played in 16 games with 15 starts for the Vikings and recorded 41 tackles (23 solo). Robbins led the team with 7 tackles for loss and had a career-high 4 passes defensed. In 2003, he played in all 16 games with 12 starts for the Vikings and finished with 30 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, and 5 quarterback hurries and recovered one fumble.

New York GiantsEdit

On March 7, 2004, Robbins signed with the New York Giants for six years and $20 million, including a $4 million bonus. In his first season with the Giants in 2004, he started all 15 games and recorded 40 tackles (31 solo), 5 sacks, 1 interception, 2 passes defensed and 2 forced fumble. In 2005, played in all 16 regular season games with 6 starts at defensive tackle and finished the season with 23 tackles (14 solo), 1.5 sacks, 1 pass defensed and 1 fumble recovery. In 2006, Robbins started all 16 regular season games and the NFC Wild Card Game and finished with career-high totals of 62 tackles (39 solo), 5.5 sacks, 2 interceptions and 34 quarterback hurries. In 2007, he played in 16 regular season with 15 starts and started all 4 postseason games and finished with 42 tackles (21 solo), 5.5 sacks, 26 QB hurries, 10 QB hits and 1 pass defensed.

Robbins was also picked by his teammates to be a defensive captain for the 2008 season. In 2008, he started in all 14 regular season games in which he played and had 36 tackles (24 solo), 5.5 sacks and 3 passes defensed. It was the 3rd consecutive season he finished with 5.5 sacks, his career high. He was named to the 2008 Sports Illustrated All-Pro team.

Robbins had microfracture surgery following the 2008 season, and managed just two sacks in 16 games in 2009.

NFL statisticsEdit

Year Team Games Combined Tackles Tackles Assisted Tackles Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries
2000 MIN 8 3 1 2 1.0 0 0
2001 MIN 16 27 18 9 2.0 0 0
2002 MIN 16 32 18 14 0.0 0 0
2003 MIN 16 28 21 7 0.5 1 1
2004 NYG 15 39 30 9 5.0 2 0
2005 NYG 16 26 17 9 1.5 0 1
2006 NYG 16 45 31 14 5.5 0 3
2007 NYG 16 42 31 11 5.5 0 0
2008 NYG 14 36 29 7 5.5 0 0
2009 NYG 16 25 21 4 2.0 0 1
2010 STL 16 28 26 2 6.0 1 2
2011 STL 15 29 21 8 1.0 0 0
Career 180 360 264 96 35.5 4 8
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St. Louis RamsEdit

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Robbins signed a three-year $11.3 million contract with the St. Louis Rams. The deal included a roster bonus of $3.4 million. He was released following the 2011 season on March 12, 2012.

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