February 12, 2013 > Viking #6 has retired
Viking #6 has retired
Submitted By Mike Heightchew
In an inspiring ceremony before a packed gym at Irvington High School on February 6, Robert Turbin, the first Viking alumnus to make it to the NFL, was cheered by friends, family, coaches, athletes and students as his jersey - #6 - was retired. He reminisced about his days in Fremont, Fremont Football League (FFL), and at Irvington, noting that he hopes to set an example for students and players in all sports that, through focused hard work, you can reach your goals.
His coaches at school and in FFL spoke of Turbin as a joy to coach. His enthusiasm and positive attitude infected teammates and was an indicator of good things to come for the young man. A passion and instinct for the game of football combined with the intelligence to understand the roles of each player on the field, allowed Turbin to excel at any position. Coaches were aware of his singular character and knew he was destined for great accomplishments.
Following an outstanding football career at Utah State, Turbin is now a valued member of the Seattle Seahawks. The Irvington Vikings are proud to honor his legacy.