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Robinson’s legacy lives on

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Youth learn football fundamentals, life lessons at East End Football Camp
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Leader photos by T. SCOTT BOATRIGHT - Top: Instructor Johnny Robinson is pictured talking to campers during Saturday’s eighth annual Eddie Robinson East End Football Camp at Greenwood Recreational Center in Ruston. Bottom Right: Instructors for Saturday’s Eddie Robinson Football Camp included, from left to right, Johnny Robinson, Michael Jiles, Toriano Young and Tony Butler. Bottom Left: Michael Brooks took his turn at the mic talking to campers as Eddie Robinson III (right) looked on.

College Hall of Fame football coach Eddie Robinson was known for teaching his players to be all around good people during his 41-year career heading up the Grambling State University football program.

So it’s only fitting that his namesake football camp aimed to teach the same to area youth during Saturday’s eighth annual Eddie Robinson East End football Camp at Ruston’s Greenwood Recreational Center.

Organized by Eddie Robinson Jr. as a way to honor his late father, now Eddie Robinson III carries on the legacy created by his grandfather and father, who died in November of 2013.

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