Zack Crockett

A South Florida native, Zack Crockett is a well-recognized professional athlete who enjoyed a very successful career in the NFL. Crockett began his career as a collegiate athlete at Florida State University, where he received a number of accolades, including recognition as the first fullback to rush for 100-plus yards in a game since 1984.

He was a part of FSU’s 1993 National Championship Team. Crockett was drafted in the third round of the NFL draft by the Indianapolis Colts, where he played for four years. In 1999, he found his true home with the Oakland Raiders, where he spent nine years, totaling a 13-year career in the NFL. Crockett played in 175 games with 61 starts, including a streak of 109 consecutive games played dating back to the fourth game of the 1999 season. During his professional football career, Crockett had 510 carries for 1,701 yards and 36 touchdowns, 35 of which were scored while with the Oakland Raiders.

Crockett has continued his career in football beyond the playing field, currently working as a Southeast Area Scout for the Oakland Raiders. Crockett is the co-founder and vice president of the Crockett Foundation, a South Florida-based non-profit organization that serves youth through educational programs with the mission to help build character, develop leaders and improve the community. Through this organization, he is fulfilling his passion of giving back to the community and working closely with South Florida youth.
Crockett grew up in Pompano Beach and attended Blanche Ely High School, where he also played football. He graduated from Florida State University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science degree in criminology. He is an active member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.

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2024 Crockett “Duos of Destiny” eSports Tournament Winners

We want to congratulate the winners of the 2024 Crockett “Duos of Destiny” eSports tournament– Gipson Jules and De’aundre Tremble from Crystal Lake Middle School. Using the techniques and insight gained from the Crockett Explorers program, Gipson and Deaundre were able to come out on top, defeating four tough opponents along the way. Special thanks to Sportcontender X, Cosmarella and Pompano Beach High School for hosting our eSports tournament.

Welcome Adamma to the Crockett Foundation!

This past month, Adamma Ducille joined the Crockett Foundation as its Chief Strategy Officer. Adamma brings a wealth of experience in the nonprofit industry that she hopes to share with the Foundation. Adamma’s passion and knowledge can only help expand and deepen our commitment to our youth and their families we serve.

Innovation Center Appropriations Bill makes it to the State Capitol

In one monumental stage of the legislative process, the appropriations bill for the Crockett Innovation Center has made it to the floor of the Florida House of Representatives. The bill requests state funding of the Innovation Center in Pompano Beach to expand access to technology and innovation to our local youth and families. The next steps will see the bill in the Florida Senate and the Governor’s office for final approval.

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