Monday, April 26, 2010

Daron Roberts

MAY 8, 1PM - 3:30PM


Daron Roberts, assistant secondary coach of the Detroit Lions, is a fifth-generation East Texan.

Upon graduation from The University of Texas, he moved to the District of Columbia to work as an aide to Senator Joe Lieberman. After surviving the anthrax scare, Roberts moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts to pursue a Master of Public Policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School. He graduated from the Kennedy School in 2004 and entered Harvard Law School in the fall semester of that same year. In 2007, Roberts graduated from Harvard Law School with a Juris Doctor degree.

During his third year of law school, Roberts decided to pursue a career in football coaching and wrote 164 letters to college and professional football teams. The Kansas City Chiefs offered Roberts a training camp internship for the 2007 season. After completing his internship, he joined the Chiefs in a volunteer capacity and was elevated to the position of defensive quality control assistant in 2008.

After two seasons (2007-08) working with the Kansas City Chiefs, Roberts was hired as the assistant secondary coach of the Detroit Lions.

Roberts started , 4th and 1 ( - a free football camp for at-risk high school sophomores in East Texas. The camp combines football training with SAT prep services and life skills development.

Roberts reached his lifetime goal of touching all seven continents on November 23, 2006.

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