The Archives case in the library celebrates Robbie Francois, Class 0f 2004, who came to Governor Dummer Academy from Texas as a 10th grader. In addition to playing football, Robbie was also an excellent basketball player and track athlete. While here, he played defensive back and was described by his football coach, Mr. Gerry, as physical....a force on defense." Because of his skill, Robbie caught the attention of Boston College. He committed prior to his senior year at Govs. While at BC, he played linebacker. After college, Robbie signed first with the Minnesota Vikings, then later with the Detroit Lions and eventually with the Greenbay Packers, where he was a special teams player and a backup linebacker. Robbie was playing for the Packers when they won the Super Bowl against the Steelers in 2011.
The photos in the case include the team photo from 20013, Robbie's senior year, as well as a close-up shot from the same season. The football was given to Governor's in honor of the role it played in producing a member of the winning Super Bowl team!