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.