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Stephen Roberts

Class: r-Sr.
Position: LB
Height: 6-3
Weight: 236 pounds
Previous School: Starr's Mill
Hometown: Peachtree City, GA

Honors: 2013 – Named Honorable Mention All-C-USA … 2010 – Earned the most improved linebacker award.

2013:Started all 13 games … Was fourth on the team with a personal-best 70 tackles, including 4.0 TFLs, a sack and two interceptions … Also added two fumble recoveries, three forced fumbles, a pass breakup and a hurry … Ranked third among linebackers with 659 total snaps … Made the move to defensive end during the spring and moved back to linebacker prior to fall camp … Had two tackles, an interception and a hurry against WCU … Added four tackles, including a sack at UNC … Turned in four solo stops against Memphis, including a TFL … Collected eight tackles to go with a fumble recovery and a pass breakup at FAU … Had four solo tackles and a forced fumble at BYU and added six stops against ECU in a season-high 71 snaps … Turned in nine tackles at North Texas … Had seven stops, including a TFL and forced fumble against Marshall … Credited with seven tackles at UAB to go with a 40-yard interception return for a touchdown … Had a TFL and fumble recovery against FIU … Turned in a career-best 10 tackles and a forced fumble against Navy in Armed Forces Bowl.

2012: Played in 12 games and had one start ... Finished with a career-best 33 tackles, including 2.0 TFLs, a forced fumble, a blocked kick and a pass breakup ... Led team with nine special teams tackles ... Was in on 420 total snaps, including a season-best 59 at FIU ... Had five stops in win at Memphis, including four solos ... Added two solo tackles at Georgia Tech ... Earned his first career start at FIU and responded with four stops, a pass breakup, and a blocked field goal ... Collected a TFL at Mississippi State ... Had four tackles vs. North Texas ... Turned in three tackles and a forced fumble at WKU ... Shared team lead with seven stops, including a TFL against ASU.

2011: Played in 11 games ... Was in on 164 total snaps and earned six winning grades from the coaches ... Ended the year with 15 tackles ... Was limited during spring drills due to knee surgery ... Had four solo stops in first collegiate game at Purdue ... Also had four solos vs GT ... Collected two tackles at FAU.

2010: Suffered a knee injury the last week of fall camp and was lost for the year.

2009: Took a redshirt year.

High School: A two-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Named to the Atlanta Journal Constitution's Top 150 playes list in 2008 ... Was first team all-region and all-county his senior year while being tabbed the team's most valuable defensive player ... Registered 142 tackles (a school record) as a senior to go with four sacks and five blocked punts ... As a junior he recorded 95 tackles and eight sacks with most of his action coming at defensive end ... Also lettered in track ... Played for Coach Mike Earwood ... Runs a 4.58 40.

Full Name: Stephen Roberts IV ... Parents: Stephen and Melissa Roberts ... Born: 3/26/91 ... Major: Liberal Studies (earned degree May 2013).