Larry Roberts (American football)

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Larry Roberts
No. 91
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1963-06-02)June 2, 1963
Dothan, Alabama
Died: December 5, 2016(2016-12-05) (aged 53)
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 270 lb (122 kg)
Career information
College: Alabama
NFL Draft: 1986 / Round: 2 / Pick: 39
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Sacks: 28.0
Interceptions: 1
Games Played: 89

Larry Roberts (June 2, 1963 – December 5, 2016) was an American football defensive end of the National Football League (NFL).

Career[edit]

Roberts was born in Dothan, Alabama, and began his football career at Northview High School in Dothan.[1] He subsequently starred as a defensive end at the University of Alabama. In Round 2 of the 1986 NFL Draft, at 6’3" and 264 lbs, Roberts was drafted as the #39 pick. Roberts played eight consecutive seasons for the San Francisco 49ers, from 1986 to 1993. As a defensive lineman, Roberts was a part of the starting lineup in Super Bowl XXIII against the Cincinnati Bengals in 1989, and in Super Bowl XXIV against the Denver Broncos in 1990. Roberts also participated in 12 playoff games during his tenure with the 49ers.

Personal life[edit]

Roberts resided in Atlanta with his wife and their two children. He died on December 5, 2016, at the age of 53. He was diagnosed with diabetes in his later years, which led to the amputation of both of his legs.[2][3]

Professional statistics[edit]

Year Team G GS SK YDS LNG FR AV
1986 San Francisco 49ers 16 2 5.5 0 0 1 3
1987 San Francisco 49ers 11 2 2.5 0 0 0 2
1988 San Francisco 49ers 16 16 6.0 0 0 0 8
1989 San Francisco 49ers 15 5 3.5 0 0 1 4
1990 San Francisco 49ers 6 0 1.0 0 0 0 1
1991 San Francisco 49ers 16 9 7.0 0 0 0 6
1992 San Francisco 49ers 3 0 1.0 19.0 19.0 0 1
1993 San Francisco 49ers 6 0 1.5 0 0 0 1
Total (8 years) 89 34 28 19 19 2 26

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