Alfredo Roberts Named Cleveland Browns Tight Ends Coach

Alfredo Roberts
Tight Ends Coach
Year with Browns: 1st  
Year in NFL: 5th

Alfredo Roberts was named the Cleveland Browns tight ends coach on January 23, 2007.  Roberts comes to Cleveland having served in the same capacity with the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2003-06.

Roberts attended the University of Miami from 1983 to 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, in two Orange Bowls, two Fiesta Bowls and one Sugar Bowl.

Roberts was an eighth-round draft pick by Kansas City in the 1988 NFL draft, spending three seasons with the Chiefs.  In 1991, he joined the Dallas Cowboys and was a part of two Super Bowl championship teams under the guidance of Jimmy Johnson, in 1992 and 1993.  Roberts played in 16 straight games for five consecutive seasons until his career ended in 1994 following a 1993 foot injury.

Prior to joining the Jaguars staff, Roberts was a member of the inaugural coaching staff at Florida Atlantic University, beginning in 1999.  Roberts served as wide receivers coach for his final two seasons at Florida Atlantic before exiting the college ranks for the NFL.

Roberts, considered one of the best blocking tight ends during his six-year NFL career will look to continue the success of the 2006 season of Browns tight end Kellen Winlsow.  Winslow finished his first full NFL season with 89 receptions, tying Hall of Fame tight end Ozzie Newsome for the most receptions in a single-season by a Browns tight end.  Newsome recorded 89 receptions in both the 1983 and 1984 seasons.

Roberts and his wife, Angel, have been married 15 years and have three children: twin sons Avery and Austin (12/3/95) and daughter Alyssa (6/10/00).

Coaching Background:

1999-2000       Florida Atlantic University, assistant coach

2001-2002       Florida Atlantic University, wide receivers coach

2003-2006       Jacksonville Jaguars, tight ends coach

2007                Cleveland Browns, tight ends coach