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Andre Roberts biography

Date of birth : 1988-01-09
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Columbia, South Carolina
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-30
Credited as : Football player NFL, wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Andre Roberts is a professional American football player who is currently a wide receiver and punt returner for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Cardinals in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

College Career:
Started 35 of the 45 games he appeared in during his career and holds virtually every school record as both a receiver and a punt returner ... holds school records for career receptions (285), receiving yards (3,743), receiving TDs (37), 100-yard receiving games (17), punt return yards (1,160), punt return average (13.9) and all-purpose yards (5,215) … also holds school single-season records for receptions (95), receiving yards (1,334), TD receptions (14), punt return yards (461) and punt return average (19.2) … as a junior in ’08, became the first Bulldog to lead the nation in punt returns, averaging 19.2 yards (second-best season average in Southern Conference history) on 24 attempts.

Started all 11 games as a senior and was an All-American and All-Southern Conference first-team selection as an all-purpose back by The NFL Draft Report … All-Southern Conference first-team choice as a receiver, adding second-team honors as a return specialist … served as team captain for the second-straight year … led the team with 77 receptions for 792 yards (10.3 avg.) and eight TDs and rushed twelve times for 77 yards … added 217 yards on 14 punt returns, as his average of 15.5 yards per punt return ranked sixth in the nation and led the Southern Conference … averaged 104.7 all-purpose yards per game.

Started all 12 games and was named a first-team All-American selection by The NFL Draft Report, American Football Coaches Association and Sports Network, adding second-team honors from the Associated Press … a finalist for the Walter Payton Award, adding All-Southern Conference first-team recognition as a receiver and return specialist … established school records with 95 receptions for 1,334 yards and 14 TDs … led the league and ranked second in the nation with an average of 7.9 receptions per game while his average of 111.2 yards receiving per game also paced the league and placed fourth in the nation … added 94 yards and a TD on 24 carries and completed his only pass attempt for 15 yards while being utilized under center in various “Wildcat” formations … became the first Bulldog to lead the nation in punt returns, averaging a school season-record 19.2 yards per return on 24 attempts, setting another school mark with 461 yards … three punts returned for TDs tied the school single-season record … became just the second player in school history to score over 100 points (108) in a season.

Started 10 of 11 games and was an All-American second-team choice by The NFL Draft Report, adding second-team honors from the Associated Press … took over the starting “Z” receiver duties and set then-season records (would break these marks in 2008) with 78 receptions, becoming the first Bulldog to gain over 1,000 yards receiving (1,060) in a season … ranked third in the league with 27 punt returns for 289 yards … returned 12 of his punts for at least 10 yards, including two for 30 yards or longer.

Appeared in 11 games, finishing second on the team with 35 receptions and led the squad with 557 yards and five TDs … added 43 yards on four rushing attempts and placed second in the league with an average of 10.7 yards on 18 punt returns for 193 yards … his 80-yard reception vs. Elon College was the longest catch by a Bulldog since 1983.

Full name Andre McXavier Roberts … attended Spring Valley (Columbia, SC) High School where he earned all-region and all-area honors as a senior and led the Vikings to the regional championship and state semi-finals … earned MVP honors for his performance in the 2005 North-South All-Star game … also lettered in track, leading his team to the state championship in 2003 and a second-place finish as a senior, the season he captured All-State recognition … Accounting major at The Citadel.

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