Pac-12 Player Profile: Oregon State’s Avery Roberts


Oregon State’s Avery Roberts
Roberts

POSITION: Inside Linebacker
HEIGHT: 6-1
WEIGHT: 233
CLASS: Redshirt Junior
HOME TOWN: Wilmington, Del.
HIGH SCHOOL: Concord H.S.

Oregon State’s Avery Roberts broke his arm in the second-to-last game of 2020, and his coaches and fellow Beavers couldn’t be happier to have him back and on the mend.

Roberts led the Pac-12 last season with 69 tackles, including a career-high 21 against Utah. With Hamilcar Rashed in the NFL, OSU will need the redshirt junior to be hungry and healthy in 2021.

An All-Pac-12 First Team selection in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, he originally committed to Nebraska out of high school, playing in all 12 games as a true freshman in 2017.

After sitting out the 2018 season due to the NCAA transfer rules at the time, he made an immediate impact at Oregon State, logging 83 tackles, with 51 of them solo.

Another year at OSU will boost Jonathan Smith’s rebuilding process, and should only make Roberts more attractive to NFL scouts.

Nebraska transfer Avery Roberts has made a big impact. | Abbie Parr/Getty Images

Career Stats

ProgramYearTOTSoloTFLSacks
Nebraska20174100
Oregon State201983516.52
Oregon State202069393.5
Totals156919.52.5

Honors

—2020—
• All-Pac-12 First Team
All-SportsPac12 First Team
• Phil Steele Preseason All-Pac-12 Third Team
• Athlon Sports Preseason All-Pac-12 Fourth Team
• Pac-12-leading 69 tackles


247Sports Composite Recruiting Rankings

Class: 2017
Stars: 4
Rating: 0.9248
National Rank: 184
Position Rank: 8
State Rank: 1




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