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Robb Akey
Assistant Defensive Line

BIOGRAPHY

  • Joins the Vikings as the club’s Assistant Defensive Line Coach, enters his 1st season in the NFL in 2014 after serving at the collegiate level for 24 years.
  • Akey was the Head Coach at the University of Idaho from 2007-12 where he led the Vandals to their 2nd bowl game in school history in 2009.
  • Akey spent 8 seasons at Washington State where he mentored the defensive line from 1999-2002 and was the Defensive Coordinator from 2003-06.
  • In 2003, Akey’s Washington State defense led the nation in takeaways with 48 in addition to finishing 5th in pass efficiency defense and 6th in rush defense.
  • In 1988, Akey received his 1st coaching job, under Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer, who was the Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, Weber State.
  • As a player, Akey was coached by Zimmer, who served as Weber State’s Defensive Coordinator throughout his entire playing career. He played TE, OLB and DE during his 4-year career.
  • Akey finished his career as the Wildcat leader in sacks and was named All-Big Sky 1st team as a senior in 1987 as well as honorable mention All-American honors.
  • Joins the Vikings as the club’s Assistant Defensive Line Coach, enters his 1st season in the NFL in 2014 after serving at the collegiate level for 24 years.
  • Akey was the Head Coach at the University of Idaho from 2007-12 where he led the Vandals to their 2nd bowl game in school history in 2009.
  • Akey spent 8 seasons at Washington State where he mentored the defensive line from 1999-2002 and was the Defensive Coordinator from 2003-06.
  • In 2003, Akey’s Washington State defense led the nation in takeaways with 48 in addition to finishing 5th in pass efficiency defense and 6th in rush defense.
  • In 1988, Akey received his 1st coaching job, under Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer, who was the Defensive Coordinator at his alma mater, Weber State.
  • As a player, Akey was coached by Zimmer, who served as Weber State’s Defensive Coordinator throughout his entire playing career. He played TE, OLB and DE during his 4-year career.
  • Akey finished his career as the Wildcat leader in sacks and was named All-Big Sky 1st team as a senior in 1987 as well as honorable mention All-American honors.

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