C. R. Roberts

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C. R. Roberts
No. 32
Position: Fullback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1936-02-24) February 24, 1936 (age 81)
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
College: USC
NFL Draft: 1958 / Round: 14 / Pick: 166
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Cornelius R. Roberts (born February 29, 1936) is a former American football player who played fullback for the USC Trojans and the San Francisco 49ers.

High school career[edit]

Roberts graduated from Oceanside High School in Northern San Diego County.

College career[edit]

At the University of Southern California, Roberts led the Trojans to a 44–20 victory over Texas during the 1956 season. It was the first time a black player competed against a white player in that state.[citation needed] He rushed for 251 yards in only 12 carries and was cheered as he left the field. He got a degree in business administration from what is now the Marshall School of Business.

Professional career[edit]

Roberts played for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL) between 1959 and 1962.


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