Alabama State tabbed a former player and NFL veteran with no previous head coaching experience to lead the football program.

Eddie Robinson Jr., who played for Alabama State in the late 1980s and early 90s was named the school’s head coach on Friday.

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“I think everybody has the same vision, Robinson said. “And that’s to get Alabama State back to a championship team.”

Robinson, a New Orleans native, was a walk-on linebacker who played a significant role in the Hornets’ 1991 championship team.

He was later taken in the second round of the 1992 NFL Draft by the Houston Oilers, spending 11 years in the league with Houston, Tennessee, Jacksonville and Buffalo.

The move comes 24 hours after Alabama State beat Tuskegee 43-9 in the annual Turkey Day Classic.

Robinson replaces Donald Hill-Eley, who was fired earlier this month November after a 20-21 record at ASU in five seasons at the helm.


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