CFLers Greg Ellingson, Frankie Williams coaching Robinson High School football team

Photo courtesy: Robinson High School

Canadian Football League stars Greg Ellingson and Frankie Williams are going back to high school.

Ellingson and Williams are both alums of Robinson High School in Tampa Bay, Florida and with the 2020 CFL season being cancelled, the two men are coaching the Knights football team. Robinson Football made the announcement on Twitter:

We are excited to announce that Knights Football Alum Greg Ellingson and Frankie Williams are coming home to give back to their alma mater this season as the CFL season has been cancelled. We welcome them to the Knights coaching staff!

Naturally, Ellingson will be the receivers coach and Williams cornerbacks and special teams coach. Both men were named Divisional all-stars following the 2019 season in Canada, while Williams won the Most Outstanding Special Teams Player award. Each of these men have had an NFL shot as well, but it’s at Robinson where the two elevated their careers.

Ellingson earned third-team all-state honour at receiver in 2006, he also played safety and performed placekicking and punting duties. The six-foot-three, 197-pound pass catcher was named first-team All-Hillsborough after finishing with 1,009 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior. The multi-sport athlete competed in soccer and track and field (100 metre, 400 metre, long jump and high jump) while at Robinson.

Williams set a school record with nine kick-off and punt return touchdowns, which was previously held by Javier Arenas who was a second round pick, 50th overall in the 2010 NFL draft. During his senior season, the five-foot-nine 190-pounder recorded 67 tackles, defended eight passes, intercepted two passes, recovered one fumble and notched on sack. He returned 10 punts for 145 yards and seven kick-offs for 298 yards and two touchdowns. On offence, Williams rushed 10 times for 46 yards and three touchdowns while hauling in 28 passes for 483 yards and seven touchdowns.

With their careers on hold, Ellingson and Williams are putting their efforts into jumpstarting younger players ascent to stardom.