Coaches

Alfredo Roberts
Tight Ends Coach
College:
Miami
Hometown:
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Experience:
13

Alfredo Roberts enters his fourth year as tight ends coach for the Indianapolis Colts. In his first three seasons, Roberts was tasked with grooming 2012 draft selections Coby Fleener (second round) and Dwayne Allen (third round).

 

In 2014, Colts tight ends recorded 18 combined touchdowns, which is the highest total by the position group in team history. Fleener and Allen became the first pair of tight ends in NFL history to score eight touchdowns apiece in a single season. Their touchdown totals also tied for the fourth-most in a single season in franchise history. Fleener ranked third on the team with a career-high 774 receiving yards while Jack Doyle set career highs in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns.

 

In 2013, Fleener registered a career-high 52 receptions and posted his first career 100-yard receiving game in Week 10 at Tennessee after catching eight passes for 107 yards. Allen started only one game in 2013 before being placed on Injured Reserve. Doyle and Weslye Saunders also made several starts throughout the season following Allen’s injury.

 

In 2012, Colts tight ends combined to total 74 receptions for 825 yards and five touchdowns.

Allen started all 16 games in his first season and led NFL rookie tight ends with 45 receptions for 521 yards. His reception total also set a new franchise record for a Colts rookie tight end, topping Ken Dilger’s previous high of 42 in 1995. Fleener competed in 12 games (10 starts) and compiled 26 receptions for 281 yards and two touchdowns. His reception and receiving totals were the fifth-most by a Colts rookie tight end in franchise history.

 

Prior to joining the Colts, Roberts spent the 2009-2011 seasons 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 while tying 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 (2007-08) coaching Steve Heiden and Winslow. Winslow recorded 125 receptions for 1,534 yards and eight touchdowns from 2007-08. In 2007, he was one of the most dominating tight ends in the game, setting a career-high with 1,106 yards and five touchdowns. Winslow 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 2003-06 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 Marcedes 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. He served as wide receivers coach for his final two seasons at Florida Atlantic before leaving for the NFL.

 

Roberts graduated from the University of Miami (Fla.) (1983-87), 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 the Kansas City Chiefs in the 1988 NFL Draft and spent three seasons with the team. 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. Avery is currently attending school at Florida Atlantic University and Austin is a wide receiver for the UCLA Bruins.

 

Coaching Career

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

2012-2015       Indianapolis Colts                    Tight Ends

Alfredo Roberts enters his fourth year as tight ends coach for the Indianapolis Colts. In his first three seasons, Roberts was tasked with grooming 2012 draft selections Coby Fleener (second round) and Dwayne Allen (third round).

 

In 2014, Colts tight ends recorded 18 combined touchdowns, which is the highest total by the position group in team history. Fleener and Allen became the first pair of tight ends in NFL history to score eight touchdowns apiece in a single season. Their touchdown totals also tied for the fourth-most in a single season in franchise history. Fleener ranked third on the team with a career-high 774 receiving yards while Jack Doyle set career highs in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns.

 

In 2013, Fleener registered a career-high 52 receptions and posted his first career 100-yard receiving game in Week 10 at Tennessee after catching eight passes for 107 yards. Allen started only one game in 2013 before being placed on Injured Reserve. Doyle and Weslye Saunders also made several starts throughout the season following Allen’s injury.

 

In 2012, Colts tight ends combined to total 74 receptions for 825 yards and five touchdowns.

Allen started all 16 games in his first season and led NFL rookie tight ends with 45 receptions for 521 yards. His reception total also set a new franchise record for a Colts rookie tight end, topping Ken Dilger’s previous high of 42 in 1995. Fleener competed in 12 games (10 starts) and compiled 26 receptions for 281 yards and two touchdowns. His reception and receiving totals were the fifth-most by a Colts rookie tight end in franchise history.

 

Prior to joining the Colts, Roberts spent the 2009-2011 seasons 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 while tying 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 (2007-08) coaching Steve Heiden and Winslow. Winslow recorded 125 receptions for 1,534 yards and eight touchdowns from 2007-08. In 2007, he was one of the most dominating tight ends in the game, setting a career-high with 1,106 yards and five touchdowns. Winslow 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 2003-06 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 Marcedes 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. He served as wide receivers coach for his final two seasons at Florida Atlantic before leaving for the NFL.

 

Roberts graduated from the University of Miami (Fla.) (1983-87), 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 the Kansas City Chiefs in the 1988 NFL Draft and spent three seasons with the team. 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. Avery is currently attending school at Florida Atlantic University and Austin is a wide receiver for the UCLA Bruins.

 

Coaching Career

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

2012-2015       Indianapolis Colts                    Tight Ends