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NFL Next Generations Highlights Robinson HS Flag Football Player

November 06, 2020 - Student Success

Adriana Williams, a rusher as well as a running back on the flag football team at Robinson High School, had the opportunity to learn from one of the best in the football business. She actually watched film with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker, Shaquil Barrett.

Williams is a sophomore on the JV flag football team. She discovered the sport when she was in seventh grade.

“It actually began when a group of boys was playing football and it was just two-hand touch and not like tackling or anything and I thought it was pretty nice so I went to go join them,” said Williams.

Williams met Barrett on Zoom as a part of the Next Generations series produced by the NFL, which matches a young athlete with a star in the league.

“When I first heard this was what I was going to do,” said Williams, “I was like, ‘This is unbelievable!’ like, ‘No, this is not happening!’”

They watched some of their best football moments together in a virtual “film room: and discussed how to sharpen their skills football player to football player.

The varsity flag football team at Robinson High School has won five of the last six state championships and the junior varsity team has not lost a game since March of 2011.

Thanks to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for supporting our schools and your next generation of athletes.