- High School/Other
- Split End
- 6' 2"
- 195 lbs.
- Smithfield, Va.
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Updated: February 1, 2013
2012: Played in all 13 games, making 10 starts ... Totaled 596 plays on the year, including 589 on offense and seven on special teams ... Played in 61 offensive snaps in the season-opening win over Georgia Tech ... Caught five passes for 50 yards against Austin Peay ... Made two catches for 53 yards at Pittsburgh ... Caught three passes for 63 yards and a touchdown against Bowling Green ... Made two catches for 25 yards before leaving the game early due to a head injury at North Carolina ... Caught two passes for 46 yards at Clemson ... Totaled 47 yards on four catches at Miami ... Caught three passes for 17 yards against Virginia ... Had a 32-yard reception in the overtime win over Rutgers in the Russell Athletic Bowl.
2011: Played in three games ... Totaled 60 snaps on offense and 16 on special teams for a total of 76 ... Caught three passes for 45 yards in season opener against Appalachian State ... Also returned two kickoffs for 64 yards ... Gained 56 yards on two kickoff returns at East Carolina ... Suffered a broken arm returning the opening kickoff 28 yards in the Arkansas State game and missed the rest of the season … Is eligible to apply for a medical hardship waiver, thus allowing him to return in 2012.
2010: Played in nine games before suffering a season-ending injury … Had 21 receptions for 303 yards and two touchdowns … Also averaged 19.4 yards on kickoff returns … Caught four passes for 27 yards in the opening game against Boise State and returned a kickoff for 29 yards … Had an 11-yard run on a reverse and three kickoff returns for 53 yards against JMU … Caught a 24-yard touchdown pass in the ECU game and added 103 yards on five kickoff returns … Grabbed five balls for 49 yards against Boston College … Had career-highs of six catches for 134 yards during the Wake Forest game … Caught a 43-yard TD pass in the Duke game … Suffered a severe thigh bruise on a kickoff return against Georgia Tech … Had to have surgery and missed the last three regular season games, the ACC Championship game and the Orange Bowl … Was limited during the off-season program … Participated in some drills during the spring but was held out of contact work.
2009: Played in all 13 games with six starts … Finished the season with 22 catches for 390 yards and three touchdowns … Averaged 31.9 yards on kickoff returns with 18 returns for 574 yards … Returned a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter of the Alabama game … Finished the game with four returns for 195 yards, the second-highest single game total under Coach Frank Beamer … Caught a 21-yard touchdown pass against Marshall and also had three knockdown blocks … Hauled in a game-winning 11-yard TD pass against Nebraska with 21 seconds left … Also had two kickoff returns for 95 yards, including a long of 76 yards … Carried on reverses twice against Miami, gaining 12 yards … Caught four passes for 38 yards in the Duke game … Picked up 18 yards on a reverse against Boston College … Grabbed three passes for 66 yards and returned two kickoffs for 89 yards during the Georgia Tech game … Pulled in four passes for 60 yards in the UNC game … Added a pair of receptions for 31 yards at East Carolina … Caught a 10-yard TD pass at Maryland and finished with three catches for a personal-best 78 yards … Had two kickoff returns for 49 yards against NC State … Hauled in one pass for 38 yards and return two kickoffs for 43 yards during the Virginia game … Contributed two catches for 37 yards and three kickoff returns for 57 yards against Tennessee in the Chick-fil-A game … Ran the third-fastest 10-yard dash (1.62) and fourth-fastest 40 time (4.35) during off-season workouts … Caught five passes for 80 yards during one spring scrimmage and had three receptions for 35 in another … Hauled in two passes for 29 yards and returned two kickoffs for 38 yards during the Maroon-White game.
2008: Played in all 14 games, starting five as a receiver … Averaged 13.4 yards per catch, the second-best average on the team … His first college catch went for 62 yards against East Carolina … Had two catches for 24 yards versus Furman … Caught two passes for 18 yards in the win over Georgia Tech … Contributed a key 15-yard catch at North Carolina … Grabbed a 12-yard reception against Nebraska … Caught one pass for 6 yards versus WKU … Returned three kickoffs for 61 yards and caught an 8-yard pass at BC … Had a 54-yard kickoff return against FSU and finished the game with four returns for 142 yards … Caught a 13-yard pass to set up a touchdown in the Maryland game and returned four kickoffs for 123 yards, including a 55-yarder … Had 47 yards on four kickoff returns at Miami … Picked up a 13-yard catch and an 18-yard kickoff return in the Duke game … Turned in three kickoff returns for 75 yards against Virginia … Had a season-best four catches against BC in the ACC title game, picking up 44 yards … Also contributed three kickoff returns for 79 yards … Caught two passes for 12 yards during the Orange Bowl win over Cincinnati … Picked up 27 yards on a reverse and had 34 yards total on two carries … His 35 1/2-inch vertical jump during spring testing was third-best among the receivers … Had three catches for 45 yards during one spring scrimmage and scored on a 14-yard catch in another … Made a leaping 3-yard TD reception during the Maroon-White game.
High School: A SuperPrep All-American for Coach Chris Fraser … Ranked the No. 3 player in the state of Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Ranked the No. 27 athlete in the country and the No. 10 player in the state of Virginia by rivals.com … Rated the No. 57 athlete in the country by ESPN.com/Scouts, Inc. … Ranked the No. 115 running back in the country by SuperPrep … Rated the No. 4 prospect in Virginia by SuperPrep … Ranked the No. 27 player in the Commonwealth by scout.com … Ranked a “Super Prospect” by CSTV.com’s Tom Lemming … Named first-team Group AA all-state as a running back by The Associated Press his senior year … Also earned first-team all-state honors from the VHSCA … Named the Daily Press’ Offensive Player of the Year … Rushed for 2,236 yards, threw for 257 yards, had 148 yards receiving and scored 38 touchdowns in 10 games, earning Bay Rivers District and Region I Offensive Player of the Year honors … Just the fourth running back in Bay Rivers or Peninsula District history to eclipse the 2,000-yard mark in the regular season … Also earned first-team All-Tidewater honors, becoming the first Western Tidewater player selected to the first team in decades … Averaged 40 yards per kickoff return, 37 yards on punt returns and scored five touchdowns on special teams … Scored seven touchdowns in a win over Jamestown his senior year … Saw time at running back, wide receiver, corner, safety, punt returner and kick returner as a junior … Finished the season with 1,000 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns on 118 carries … Had 22 receptions and returned two punts for touchdowns … Also had eight interceptions … Earned Group AA Central Region first-team honors at running back and defensive back … Also earned AP AA second-team all-state honors at defensive back … Finished his career with 4,534 rushing yards and 81 touchdowns.
Personal: Dyrell Deshé Roberts … Born 1/5/90 in Newport News, VA … Son of April Ridley and Joseph Roberts … Graduated with a degree in human development.