Organization: Pro Football
Rob Chudzinski, Romeo Crennel, Jack Del Rio, Jimmy Johnson, Raheem Morris, Howard Schnellenberger, Dave Wannstedt
Alfredo Roberts is entering his first season as tight ends coach for the Indianapolis Colts after spending the last three years in the same position with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
In 2011, under Roberts’ watch, tight end Kellen Winslow led the Buccaneers in receptions (75) and finished second on the team in receiving yards (763), while extending his streak of consecutive games with at least one reception to 92.
In his first season in Tampa Bay (2009), Roberts helped Winslow put together one of the best seasons by a tight end in team history. Winslow finished first on the team in receptions (77) and receiving yards (884), both setting single-season records for a tight end. He also led the team with five receiving touchdowns, matching his single-season career-high and tied for the fourth-most in a single season among Buccaneer tight ends.
Prior to joining the Buccaneers, Roberts spent two seasons with the Cleveland Browns coaching Steve Heiden and Winslow, who recorded 125 receptions for 1,534 yards and eight touchdowns from 2007-2008. In 2007, Winslow was one of the most dominating tight ends in the game, setting a career-high with 1,106 yards and five touchdowns. He was named to his first Pro Bowl that season and ranked third among NFL tight ends with his 82 receptions and 1,106 yards.
Roberts served as the tight ends coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2003-2006 and worked with veteran tight ends Kyle Brady, Brian Jones and Todd Yoder. He also tutored promising young tight ends George Wrighster (39 receptions for 353 yards in 2006) and the Jaguars first-round selection Mercedes Lewis (13 receptions for 126 yards in 2006).
Prior to joining the Jaguars staff, Roberts was a member of the inaugural coaching staff at Florida Atlantic University from 1999-2002. Roberts served as wide receivers coach for his final two seasons at Florida Atlantic before leaving for the NFL.
Roberts attended the University of Miami from 1983-1987, where he was a member of two national championship teams. The first was under Howard Schnellenberger in 1983, which was the school’s first championship, and again in 1987 under Jimmy Johnson. Roberts played on five bowl teams for the Hurricanes, including two Orange Bowls, two Fiesta Bowls and one Sugar Bowl.
Roberts was an eighth-round pick by Kansas City in the 1988 NFL Draft, spending three seasons with the Chiefs. In 1991, he joined the Dallas Cowboys and was part of two Super Bowl championship teams under the guidance of Jimmy Johnson, in 1992 and 1993. Roberts played in every game for five consecutive seasons until his career ended in 1994 following foot and knee injuries.
Roberts and his wife, Angel, have twin sons, Avery and Austin, and one daughter, Alyssa.
1999-2000: Florida Atlantic - Assistant Coach
2001-2002: Florida Atlantic - Wide Receivers
2003-2006: Jacksonville Jaguars - Tight Ends
2007-2008: Cleveland Browns - Tight Ends
2009-2011: Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Tight Ends
2012: Indianapolis Colts - Tight Ends