Brian Roberson

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Brian Roberson is a former record-setting receiver for Fresno State University and the XFL's San Francisco Demons.[1]

Sylmar High[edit]

Roberson was a standout receiver/defensive back for the Spartans during the 1990-91 seasons. As a Junior in 1990, Roberson caught 16 passes for 222 yards and 2 TDs, while also returning an interception for a touchdown. Roberson was named 1st team All-Valley Pac-8 conference as a junior.

As a senior in 1991, Roberson recorded 28 receptions for 464 yards and 5 TDs. His total of 15 touchdowns included a record-setting performance against Van Nuys, as he scored touchdowns four different ways: 29 yard reception, 30 yard run, 82 yard punt return, and a 98-yard interception return.

Roberson was named All-City 1st team, Valley Pac-8 conference 1st team, and was selected to play in the Daily News and 1st Annual Glendale vs. Burbank All-Star game. Roberson took official recruiting visits to Colorado State, Washington State, and Fresno State.

Fresno State Bulldogs[edit]

As a redshirt freshman in 1993, Roberson caught 5 passes for 50 yards, including a touchdown reception from [2]Trent Dilfer. 1994 set the stage for what would turn out to be one of the most prolific receiving careers in Fresno State history. As a sophomore Roberson began to attract significant attention, catching 50 passes for 900 yards and 4 TDs, while earning All-WAC 2nd team honors. As a junior in 1995, Roberson was selected to the WAC 1st team, as he caught 55 balls for 758 yards and 5 touchdowns.

In 1996 Roberson elevated his game to another level with the departure of Charlie Jones to the NFL. A Pre-season All-American, he caught a Fresno State record 78 passes for 1,248 yards and 5 TDs.

New York Giants (NFL) (1997)[edit]

Roberson signed a free agent contract with the New York Giants in April, 1997. An injury cut short his attempt to become the teams primary punt returner.

Fargo Freeze (IFL) (2000)[edit]

Playing for the Fargo Freeze in North Dakota, Roberson was the team's leading receiver in 2000.

San Francisco Demons (XFL) (2001)[edit]

Roberson helped guide San Francisco to the title game, catching 36 passes for 395 yards and 2 TDs. In his XFL debut he caught an XFL record 12 passes for 127 yards.[3]

Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL) (2002)[edit]

After the XFL folded, Roberson joined the Saskatchewan Roughriders, hauling in 11 balls for 163 yards and a TD.

References[edit]

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  1. ^ Sacramento Bee
  2. ^ Sports Illustrated Almanac, 1997
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ 1999 Fresno State Football media guide