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Mark Roberts
Mark Roberts

Hometown:
Orange, Texas

High School:
West Orange-Stark HS

Last College:
Houston

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 190

Position:
WR

Experience:
2L

Honors:
2014 Third-Team AP All-American; 2014 Third-Team Sports Network All-American; 2014 First-Team All-Southland Conference; Two-Time All-SLC

-2014 First-Team All-Southland Conference

-2014 First-Team College Sports Madness All-Southland Conference

-2014 AP Third-Team All-America

-2014 Sports Network Third-Team All-America

-2013 Third-Team College Sports Madness All-Southland Conference

-School's all-time leader with 21 TD receptions

-Recorded 79 receptions for 1,795 yards (22.7 ypc) and 21 touchdowns during his career

-Played in 24 games earning 14 starts as a Cardinal

2014 (Senior): One of the all-time great receivers in school history, Roberts played in and started all 12 games during his senior year ... Hauled in 46 passes for 1,157 yards (25.2 ypc) and 13 touchdowns as a senior ... Averaged 96.4 yards per game in his final season in a Cardinals uniform ... Garnered third-team AP and Sports Network All-America honors ... Also received first-team All-Southland Conference honors ... Led the league, and finished tied for 11th in the nation in receiving yards ... Led the conference, and finished tied for seventh nationally in touchdown catches ... Had five 100-yard receiving games as a senior ... Was named College Sports Madness National Offensive Player of the Week, CFPA National Receiver of the Week and Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Week following his performance against Houston Baptist ... Roberts hauled in five passes for 205 yards and four touchdowns to become the school's all-time leader in touchdown receptions ... The 205 receiving yards was the third-best single-game performance in school history, finishing just eight yards shy of a school record ... Making those numbers even more impressive, Roberts didn't take a snap in the second half against HBU ... Caught three passes for 139 yards and two scores in the win over Grambling State ... Recorded a season-high seven receptions for 148 yards and one touchdown at Nicholls ... Caught four passes for 124 yards and a score versus Incarnate Word ... Closed out the season with a six-catch performance against nationally ranked McNeese State, helping LU pick up its first win over a nationally ranked team since bringing back the program ... Roberts finished the game with six grabs for 103 yards and a score.

2013 (Junior): Had a huge impact during his first season in a red and white uniform ... Received third-team CSM All-Southland honors after finishing the year third on the team with 33 receptions for 638 yards and eight touchdowns ... His 638 receiving yards was the second-best total on the squad, while his eight scores tied for the team's top spot ... Also returned three kicks for 46 yards ... Had two catches for 91 yards and a touchdown in the season opener ... Caught three passes for 99 yards and a score at Grambling State ... Also had a three receptions at Southeastern Louisiana ... Finished the night with 71 receiving yards and TD against the Lions ... Posted a career night in the season finale ... Made five grabs for 123 yards and three touchdowns against rival McNeese State ... Also made touchdown grabs against Stephen F. Austin and Bacone College ... Made nine tackles on special teams.

At Houston: Played two seasons at the University of Houston, registering 15 catches in 19 games ... Finished with six catches for 136 yards as a freshman and had nine grabs for 114 yards and a touchdown as a sophomore ... Finished with five catches for 67 yards, including a 5-yard touchdown, against East Carolina ... Longest career catch was a 58-yarder at UAB during freshman campaign.

High School: Played for Dan Hooks at West Orange-Stark High School, earning district MVP honors as a senior after posting 43 catches for 936 yards and 12 touchdowns ... Was tabbed a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Helped the Mustangs to the second round of the Class 3A playoffs as a senior ... Added 671 receiving yards with four touchdowns as a junior ... Named all-region by PrepStar ... Averaged over 21 yards per catch over his final two seasons ... Also ran track for WOS.

Personal: Mark Roberts was born on March 6, 1992 ... Son of Mark and Cotrina Roberts ... Majoring in General Studies.

12/18/2014

Roberts Garners AP All-America Honors

Orange native considered among nation's elite

11/25/2014

Eleven Cardinals Earn All-Southland Recognition

Senior receiver Mark Roberts garners first-team recognition

11/22/2014

Cardinals upset No. 17 Cowboys, 27-24

Carranco drills game-winner with time winding down

11/15/2014

Cardinals Defeat UIW, Secure Winning Season

Mark Roberts becomes first Cardinal to record 1,000 receiving yards in a season

11/01/2014

Records Fall in Homecoming Victory

Roberts becomes school's all-time leader in TD receptions

11/23/2014

HIGHLIGHTS: LAMAR @ MCNEESE

11/23/2014

The Big Red SN Guys: Lamar at McNeese Chalk Talk 2

(BEAUMONT, TX) The Big Red SN Guys, Jordan and Wesley, deliver their last Chalk Talk of the season - recapping the big win over #17 McNeese State 27-24 and the season as a whole.

11/20/2014

Flight Plan::Football

The Lamar Cardinals (7-4 OVR) (4-3 SLC) head to Cowboy Stadium in Lake Charles, LA to compete against McNeese State (6-4 OVR) (4-3 SLC) in their final game of the season. Game time is slated for 6PM.

11/16/2014

Highlights: UIW 20 - LU 31

(BEAUMONT, TX) The Lamar Cardinals take home the close win over Incarnate Word with a final score of 20-31. Lamar had yet another record breaking game when Mark Roberts became the first player in Lamar history to record 1,000 receiving yards.

The Cardinals will travel next week to McNeese to take on the Cowboys.

11/13/2014

Flight Plan::Football

(BEAUMONT, TX); The Lamar Cardinals are set to take on the University of Incarnate Word Cardinals in the Big Red's final home game. It is also senior night for the Cards, and there will be a ceremony before the game honoring them individually.

Game is slated for 7PM at Provost-Umphrey Stadium and online at www.bigredsn.com

09/01/2014

Grambling vs. Lamar

Shots from the first game of the 2014 football campaign.

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