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Roy Roberts
10   Roy Roberts

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ardmore, Okla.

High School:
Ardmore HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 205

Position:
Defensive Back

Experience:
3L


Tulsa --A three-year letterwinner and two-year starter . . . has played in 38 career games and has 30 starts . . . has 121 tackles, 22 pass break-ups and seven interceptions in his career . . . 2007 -- Had 45 tackles, including 30 solos . . . also had team-highs of three interceptions for 69 yards and 12 pass break-ups . . . played and started 12 games . . . missed the UAB and UTEP games . . . had 21 kickoff returns for 507 yards, a 24.1 average and one TD . . . on his first career kickoff return attempt, he returned the kick 92 yards for a touchdown against Tulane . . . ranked fourth in Conference USA for kick return average (24.1 ypg) and eighth in passes defended (15) . . . tallied a career-high 8 tackles, and added one stop for -6 yards and one pass break-up in the GMAC Bowl against Bowling Green . . . had three stops and two pass break-ups vs. Rice . . . totaled three tackles, two pass break-ups and one interception against SMU . . . had seven tackles vs. UCF, and added one stop for -6 yards and one pass break-up . . . had three stops and one interception against Oklahoma, until an injury in the first quarter sidelined him for the remainder of the game . . . had three stops and his first career TD on a 49-yard interception return vs. BYU . . . also had four tackles and two pass break-ups vs. UL-Monroe . . . 2006 -- Started all 13 games . . . was credited with 43 tackles and six pass breakups . . . had a season-best six stops against Utah in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl . . . also tallied five tackles vs. BYU and SMU . . . 2005 -- Played in all 13 games and started five contests . . . was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team . . . tallied 33 tackles, four pass break-ups and three interceptions . . . saw his first collegiate action vs. Minnesota, and made his first career start vs. Oklahoma . . . had a season-best seven tackles vs. North Texas . . . 2004 -- Was one of several freshmen to sit out the 2004 season due to red-shirt status . . . Overall -- A great competitor . . . possesses good speed and strength . . . has worked extremely hard to develop his cornerback technique . . . has a lot of game experience . . . has a good understanding of the defense . . . has the ability to eliminate an opponents top receiver . . . has become a leader.

High School -- Was a three-year letterwinner and starter at Ardmore High School . . . started for three years at running back and defensive back . . . helped lead his team to an 11-2 record and the Class 5A semifinals as a senior . . . was selected to the Oklahoma Coaches Association (OCA) all-state West team as a running back . . . was the District 5A-1 Offensive Player of the Year . . . had career totals of 4,025 yards rushing and 35 touchdowns . . . earned honorable mention all-state accolades on offense by the Tulsa World . . . was a first-team all-state defensive back by the Daily Oklahoman as a senior . . . rushed for 1,402 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior . . . was credited with 38 tackles and three interceptions his senior season . . . was ranked as the 13th best player in the state by the Daily Oklahoman in the preseason . . . rushed for over 4,000 yards and had 37 touchdowns during his career . . . also had 10 interceptions, while returning four of those pickoffs for touchdowns in his career . . . was selected to play in the Oil Bowl game . . . also lettered four years in basketball and twice in track . . . high school coach was Mike Loyd.

Personal -- Favorite NFL team is the Dallas Cowboys . . . lists receiver Chad Johnson as his favorite NFL player . . . growing up as a youngster Barry Sanders was his favorite NFL player . . . his favorite sport to watch and play besides football is basketball . . . the three words he uses to best describe himself are "nice, funny and caring" . . . parents are Roy and LaFreda Roberts . . . guardian is Sherri Mitchell . . . majoring in communication.

Roberts' Career Statistics
Defense	        G	UT	AT	Tot	  Loss	Sack    FR	FF	PBU	Int
2004 	Red-shirt
2005 (Fr)	13	18	15	33	0/0	0/0	0	1	4	3
2006 (So)	13	36	7	43	1/-4    0/0	0	0	6	1
2007 (Jr)	12	30	15	45	3/-13   1.5/-12	0	1	12	3
Totals	        38	84	37	121	4/-17	1.5/-12	0	2	22	7