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St. John's graduate turned Minnesota Viking holding football camp on Johns Island

St. John's graduate turned Minnesota Viking holding camp on Johns Island

Hard work and perseverance, that's what St. John's High alumni Edmond Robinson Jr. attributes to his success. On Saturday, Robinson is sharing his skills with football players in the Lowcountry.

The 25-year-old grew up on Wadmalaw Island. He graduated from St. John's High School and went on to play football at Newberry College. After graduation, he was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in 2015.

“I’m three years in, and it still hasn’t hit me yet, so I’m definitely just out there doing what I have to do,” Robinson said.

He's hoping to inspire the next generation of students at the school he calls home.

James Grant, a rising senior has plans of going to college, becoming a computer engineer, but is looking forward to getting some new skills for his senior year of football.

“We have someone like Edmond, who’s on our age level, and basically is a mentor to some of the kids. He grew up on the island and played pee-wee league, so he’s basically like a mirror in a sense," Grant said.

Kameron Smiley loves football and knows he’s preparing himself for life off of the field. He said it excites him to know that Robinson hasn’t forgotten about his home team.

“It’s like somebody caring almost, we don’t got many people to come back and do something for us, so having him to come back, it’s like, it’s a great thing.”

The camp is Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at St. John's High School. Early registration is closed, but anyone can attend.

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