Edward Gay Robinson Sr., more popularly known as Eddie Robinson was a professional football coach from the United States. Born in Jackson, South Louisiana, Eddie was the son of a domestic worker and a sharecropper. For almost 56 years Eddie played the role of head coach at Grambling State University. Over 200 of the players coached by Eddie went on to make it to the NFL, American Football League and CFL. Besides being an excellent football coach, Eddie was also equally famous for his football, sports and encouraging quotes.
"Leadership, like coaching, is fighting for the hearts and souls of men and getting them to believe in you."
He strongly believed that it was the strong desire to succeed, the will to win and the urge to reach one’s full potential that unlocked the door to personal excellence. Eddie urged his followers and fans to put in sincere efforts, hard work and dedication if they truly wished to achieve success in life. In the year 1997, Eddie was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.