PLAYER
Michael Roberts
TE #80
Height:
6-5
Weight:
265
Age:
23
College:
Toledo
Hometown:
Cleveland, OH
Experience:
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Biography

Enters his rookie season with the Lions after being selected in the fourth round (127th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.

TRANSACTIONS

  • Drafted by the Detroit Lions in the fourth round (127th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.

PRO

Enters his rookie season with the Lions after being selected in the fourth round (127th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE

Played the tight end position as a massive, versatile threat for the Toledo Rockets over four seasons. Posted career totals of 70 receptions, 832 receiving yards and 22 touchdowns in 39 career games (14 starts).

2016: Started in all 13 games for the first time in his career. Led the nation’s tight ends in touchdown receptions. Broke the school record for receiving touchdowns in a single season (16), previously held by former NFL receiver Lance Moore (14 in 2004).

  • Named First Team All-America by the Football Writers Association of America.
  • First Team All-MAC selection.

2015: Played in 12 games (one start) and hauled in 21 receptions for 234 receiving yards and four touchdowns.

2014: Appeared in nine games and caught two touchdown passes on just four receptions.

2013: Appeared in three games as a true freshman.

PERSONAL

Mother is Maria Young.  Attended Benedictine High School (Cleveland, Ohio).

  • Earned First Team All-League honors in his junior and senior season.
  • Caught 51 passes as a senior.
  • Criminal justice major.

Recent Articles

Recent Videos

  • Roberts on his goal line catch

    Posted Dec 3, 2017

    TE Michael Roberts talks about his goal line catch that set up a touchdown and about needing to clean up the self-inflicted mistakes.

  • Roberts on his youth boxing cleats

    Posted Dec 1, 2017

    TE Michael Roberts talks about how boxing has affected his life and his involvement in the Downtown Detroit Youth Boxing Program.

  • Roberts on his transition to the NFL

    Posted Aug 1, 2017

    TE Michael Roberts talks about catching an NFL ball, working with the physicality of pads and training with QB Matthew Stafford in the offseason.

  • Michael Roberts highlights

    Posted Apr 29, 2017

    Watch highlights of the Detroit Lions' fourth round pick Michael Roberts.

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