Ottawa adds free agent running back Jordan Roberts | CFL.ca | Official Site of the Canadian Football League
 
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OTTAWA -- After making four signings last week, GM Marcel Desjardins and the Ottawa REDBLACKS have added free agent RB Jordan Roberts to their roster.
 
The 23-year-old native of Madison, West Virginia, participated in training camp of the Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL earlier this year.
 
The 5-foot-10, 222-pound Roberts had a stellar collegiate career with the NCAA Division II University of Charleston Golden Eagles, earning All-American status twice while setting numerous school and NCAA records.

In three seasons with the Golden Eagles as a running back and kick returner, Roberts totaled 4,918 all-purpose yards with 50 touchdowns. In 2012, his senior year, he rushed for 1,572 yards in 11 games (averaging 6.6 yards per carry) with 18 touchdown carries. He also had a 100-yard kickoff return for a major.
 
In his final game with Charleston, Roberts rushed for 190 yards in one quarter and 273 yards in one half, setting school and NCAA Division II records. He had 301 yards in that game with five touchdowns and earned conference player of the year honours.
 
Roberts was also a standout in high school, earning the Kennedy Award as the state of West Virginia's top high school football player in 2007.
 
Roberts is the fifth free agent to sign with the REDBLACKS.

Fan Comments
USArgosfan
Sounds like an interesting and possible promising pickup for the REDBLACKS. It's good to finally see them starting to sign players
December 03, 2013 - 10:01pm
als rule
every A player signed by ottawa over the next month or two are nothing BUT TC fodder!!
December 04, 2013 - 1:10pm
 
This Old Man
This is what Kory Sheets needs to understand: running-backs? They're a dime-a-dozen. You got a good thing goin' in Saskatchewan? Flout it at your peril!
December 03, 2013 - 5:49pm
roddy1980
So, what are you saying? Did Sheets not play well enough this year? Will you begrudge him if he gets a shot at the NFL? Kory saw first hand how he himself pushed Wes Cates out the door, I'm sure he knows his job is only safe as long as he is able to produce.
December 03, 2013 - 8:23pm
als rule
you have missed the point!! the grass isn't always greener on the other side!!
December 04, 2013 - 1:08pm
RiderFanOntario
Sheets didn't push Cates out. Cates was a free agent and the Riders chose not to resign him. Brandon West was expected to be the started until Sheets got to camp -- so it would be Sheets who pushed West out.
December 04, 2013 - 2:32pm
 
Horses123
The early signings are great but we all know it's the CFL veterans that will make this team go. DT,OT, WR, DB, LB, and those kinds of signings are the one's we want to see on the 16th. Or at least the draft and the signings to follow. One of the best off seasons in a long time. Hopefully, it won't take to long to get a 10th team in the CFL.
December 03, 2013 - 5:15pm
als rule
the players ottawa takes in the expansion draft already have signed contracts from their old teams which ottawa has to honour!! ottawa doesn't re-sign them to new contracts!!
December 04, 2013 - 1:05pm
 
als rule
it's really happening!! ottawa's starting to put it's plan together for the nation's capital!!
December 03, 2013 - 4:55pm
 
als rule
slowly putting his plan of the REDBLACKS together on the eve of the expansion draft!!
December 03, 2013 - 4:55pm