Class of 2018
Rob Ninkovich
George Connor Award

Rob Ninkovich is a revered figure in the world of professional football, known for his tenacity, versatility, and unwavering dedication to the game. As a standout linebacker and defensive end, Ninkovich enjoyed a distinguished career in the National Football League (NFL), most notably with the New England Patriots. Throughout his tenure with the Patriots, Ninkovich played an instrumental role in the team’s success, contributing to multiple Super Bowl victories and earning the respect of teammates and opponents alike. Known for his relentless work ethic and ability to excel in various defensive roles, he became a cornerstone of the Patriots’ defense and a fan favorite in the New England community. Off the field, Ninkovich remains deeply involved in charitable endeavors, using his platform to make a positive impact on the lives of others. He is committed to giving back to his community and supporting causes that promote education, health, and wellness. As a testament to his exceptional performance, contributions to the community, and lasting impact on the sport of football, Rob Ninkovich stands as a shining example of excellence in athletics and leadership both on and off the field.

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