CFL: 2nd season
Stamps: 2nd season
Games played through 2018
Regular season: 16 (16 with Cgy. in 2018)
Playoffs: 1 (with Cgy. in 2018)
Grey Cup: 1 (with Cgy. in 2018)
Grey Cup wins: 1 (with Cgy. in 2018)
Signed as a free agent on May 9, 2018.
Roberson signed with the National Football League’s Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent on May 9, 2016. He attended training camp and was released on Sept. 3, 2016, later joining the Vikings’ practice squad. He was released by Minnesota on Sept. 2, 2017.
(Calgary) Roberson claimed the starting job at boundary cornerback in training camp and started 16 regular-season contests at the position, missing two games due to injury. He earned the team’s nomination for the league’s Most Outstanding Rookie award as he had 54 tackles including two tackles for loss, three interceptions, six knockdowns and two forced fumbles. He recorded his first career interception in a Week 5 game against Ottawa. Roberson made a season-high seven tackles against Winnipeg in Week 11. In the post-season, Roberson started both games. He had four tackles in the Western Final and five tackles, one forced fumble, three knockdowns and a victory-sealing interception in the Grey Cup.
First CFL game: June 16, 2018, vs Hamilton
First CFL interception: July 12, 2018, at Ottawa
Honoured: Stamps nominee for Most Outstanding Rookie in 2018
Post-season standout: His interception sealed Stamps’ Grey Cup win in 2018
Roberson played quarterback in college including two seasons (2014-15) at Illinois State. He established school records for career rushing yards (1,806) and touchdowns (22) by a quarterback. He threw for 5,446 career yards for the Redbirds and had 48 touchdown passes. He started his collegiate career at Indiana and was the first quarterback in school history to start as a true freshman. In 23 career games for the Hoosiers, he passed for 2,433 yards and 20 touchdowns and rushed for 982 yards and 10 scores.
Roberson starred at Lawrence Central High School and was named Indiana’s Mr. Football in 2010 after throwing for 2,611 yards and 24 touchdowns and rushing for 1,992 yards and 21 scores. He is the grandson of Canadian Football Hall of Fame member Larry Highbaugh, who played 13 seasons in the CFL including 12 for the Edmonton Eskimos.