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Jarrod Roach
7   Jarrod Roach

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Watonga, Okla.

High School:
Watonga HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 230

Position:
Tight End

Experience:
2L



Tulsa: A returning letterwinner and starter . . . 2000 -- Played in all 12 games and started 10 contests . . . was a third-team Freshman All-America selection by The Sporting News . . . was Tulsa's third-leading receiver . . . totaled 22 catches for 229 yards and a 19.1 average per game . . . had three receptions for a season-best 61 yards against Rice . . . had four catches for 46 yards against SMU and four receptions for 27 yards against Hawaii . . . made the move to tight end from wide receiver during spring drills 2000 . . . 1999 -- Was one of several freshmen to sit out the 1999 season due to redshirt status . . . Overall -- Missed the first half of spring drills with a shoulder injury . . . has added size and strength . . . provides the most experience at tight end . . . has good athleticism . . . a solid pass receiver . . . has improved his run blocking.

High School: Was a four-year letterwinner and three-year starter on both offense and defense . . . helped lead his Watonga High School team to a four-year record of 41-10 . . . played tailback, fullback, quarterback, receiver and strong safety as a senior . . . was the Enid News & Eagle Northwest Oklahoma Player of the Year, 30 years after his father, Larry, won the same award . . . played quarterback, fullback, tailback and wide receiver on offense and strong safety on defense . . . selected second-team all-state by the Daily Oklahoman . . . was named to the Tulsa World Blue Chip list and Daily Oklahoman Red Chip list . . . rushed for 930 yards and 17 touchdowns during his senior season . . . had 11 receptions for 168 yards and four TDs as a senior . . . totalled 100 tackles, including 68 solos, as well as recording two fumble recoveries and two interceptions his senior season . . . was the District 2A-1 Player of the Year as a senior . . . was the MVP of the 101 Classic Bowl All-Stars Football Game . . . had career totals of 1,666 rushing yards and 39 touchdowns . . . caught 33 passes for 860 yards in his career . . . also tallied 332 tackles, seven interceptions and six fumble recoveries during his career . . . was the Class 2A state champion in the 110 high hurdles (14.3) in 1997 . . . was a two-time all-conference selection in basketball . . . high school football coach was Frank Piccirillo.

Personal: Favorite movie is Braveheart . . . his favorite NFL team is the Chicago Bears . . . Rams quarterback Kurt Warner is his favorite NFL player . . . his favorite TV Show is "Friends" . . . Tiger Woods is his favorite non-football athlete . . . enjoys golfing and fishing . . . his favorite musical group is Lifehouse . . . if he were President of the United States, he would put prayer back into school . . . was named to he Athletic Director's Honor Roll in 1999 . . . a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes . . . his late father, Larry, played at Oklahoma from 1969-72 . . . majoring in finance . . . born October 1, 1980 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Roach's Career Statistics

ReceivingGRecYdsAvgTDLong
1999Redshirt
2000 (Fr)122222910.4029