Andre Roberts (American football)

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Andre Roberts
Andre roberts redskins.jpg
Roberts in a game against the Jaguars in 2014.
No. 12 Washington Redskins
Position: Wide receiver / Return specialist
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-01-09) January 9, 1988 (age 27)
Place of birth: Columbia, South Carolina
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 187 lb (85 kg)
Career information
High school: Columbia (SC) Spring Valley
College: Citadel
NFL draft: 2010 / Round: 3 / Pick: 88
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2014
Receptions: 218
Receiving yards: 2,576
Receiving TDs: 13
Total Return yards: 1,552
Stats at NFL.com

Andre McXavier Roberts (born January 9, 1988) is a American football wide receiver and return specialist for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at The Citadel.

Early years[edit]

A native of Columbia, South Carolina, Roberts attended Spring Valley High School, where he was a two-sport star in football and track. He earned All-region and All-area honors as a senior and led the Vikings to the regional championship and state semi-finals. He earned MVP honors for his performance in the 2005 North-South All-Star game.

Roberts also lettered in track & field while at Spring Valley, leading his team to the state championship in 2003 and a second-place finish as a senior, the season he captured All-State recognition. He posted personal-bests of 11.2 in the 100-meter dash,[1] 21.91 in the 200-meter dash[2] and 48.60 in the 400-meter dash.[3]

College career[edit]

Roberts attended The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina from 2006 to 2009, where he played football and ran track. During his career he had 286 receptions for 3,743 yards and 36 touchdowns.

He also joined The Citadel outdoor track team in Mid-March, 2007, earning his first Penn Relays Championship watch. He made his debut at the Furman Invitational (4/07), as he finished third in the 400-meters, running 50.91. Also at Furman, he finished second in the 200-meters with a time of 23.49. He ran a collegiate-best 200-meter time of 23.05 at the Chanticleer Invitational (4/14). He ran the anchor leg of the 4x100-meter relay that clocked 41.94 at the Southern Conference Champion-ships (4/22), garnering All-Conference honors. Also ran the anchor leg of the 4x100-meter relay team that won at the Penn Relays for the fifth consecutive time in Citadel history.[4]

Professional career[edit]

2010 NFL Draft[edit]

Roberts was drafted 88th overall by the Arizona Cardinals in the 3rd Round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 10 78 in 195 lb 31 12 in 9 12 in 4.46 s 4.15 s 6.77 s 10 ft 0 in 15 reps
All values from NFL Combine[5]

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Andre Roberts started out his rookie season playing limited time as a punt returner. As the season went on Roberts started playing more snaps and started to move into the second receiver slot. He caught his first NFL touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings, a 27-24 loss in OT. He caught his second NFL touchdown, a 74-yard completion, on Christmas Day against the Dallas Cowboys, a game that was won in the last minute 27-26.

Washington Redskins[edit]

On March 11, 2014, Roberts and the Washington Redskins agreed to terms on a four-year contract, worth roughly $16 million.[6][7] The contract was finalized the next day.[8] Later that month, Roberts made a $12,000 donation to the Kirk Cousins Football Camp, allowing Roberts the rights to wear number 12, which he wore for four seasons in Arizona.[9] He originally signed with the intention to be the Redskins' number two wide receiver, opposite of Pierre Garçon, but became the number three receiver after the signing of DeSean Jackson. He also became the team's new return specialist.[10]

In the Week 4, 45-14 loss against the New York Giants, Roberts scored one of the only two Redskins' scores in the game after catching an 18-yard pass from Cousins.[11] It was his first touchdown with the Redskins.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://sc.milesplit.com/meets/17273/results/34059
  2. ^ http://sc.milesplit.com/meets/14817/results/32352
  3. ^ http://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/MeetResults.aspx?Meet=25659#6130
  4. ^ http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/historical/1662379
  5. ^ NFL Combine Profile
  6. ^ Brinson, Will. "WR Andre Roberts agrees to deal with Redskins". CBSsports.com. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  7. ^ Finlay, JP (March 11, 2014). "Andre Roberts "elated" to join the Redskins". CSNWashington.com. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  8. ^ Tinsman, Brian (March 12, 2014). "It's Official: Andre Roberts Signs Contract". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  9. ^ Walker, Andrew. "Kirk Cousins Switches Back To Trusty No. 8". The Redskin Blog. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  10. ^ Jones, Mike (September 4, 2014). "Andre Roberts to return kicks and punts for Redskins". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved 2014-10-13. 
  11. ^ Jones, Mike (September 26, 2014). "Kirk Cousins has five turnovers, Eli Manning has five TDs, and Giants top Redskins, 45-14". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved 2015-06-20. 

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