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Avery Roberson
Avery Roberson

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Atlanta, Ga.

High School:
Washington

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 197

Position:
Cornerback-Safety

Birthdate:
01/27/1984



AT TECH: A versatile and dependable corner... also has the skills to play safety... a two-year starter... joined the starting lineup midway through 2006... has 21 career starts to his credit.

2007: Played in all 13 games and started 12 times... ranked fourth on the team and second among Tech DB's in tackles with 58 total, including 39 solos... recorded 4.0 TFLs from the corner... produced six pass break-ups, ranking second on the team... forced one fumble... had two tackles-for-loss from the corner in the season opener at Notre Dame (Sept. 1)... added six total tackles including four solos against the Irish... broke up a pass and had seven total tackles vs. Boston College (Sept. 15)... recorded eight total tackles including four unassisted and a half-tackle for loss in the win over Clemson (Sept. 29)... produced seven total tackles (six solo tackles) and a half-tackle for loss at Maryland (Oct. 6)... forced a fumble and had six total tackles vs. Virginia Tech (Nov. 1)... recorded two pass defections and a half-sack in Tech's win vs. North Carolina (Nov. 17).

2006: Moved into the starting lineup at cornerback against Clemson, but started the NC State game at safety (when Djay Jones was injured) before returning cornerback . . . Fifth on the team in tackles with 59 , including two tackles for loss, ncluding one sack . . . Caused and recovered a Miami fumble at the Tech 11-yard line, likely preventing a score . . . Made one of the key defensive plays of Tech's season against Maryland . . . With the Jackets leading 30-23 late in the game, he made a touchdown-saving tackle at the Tech seven-yard line on the Terps' Darrius Heyward-Bey, who had broken loose for a 57-yard catch-and-run . . . Career-high 10 tackles against West Virginia in the Toyota Gator Bowl

Spent his first two seasons as a backup and special teams player . . . Played in 10 games in 2005 and made five tackles on the season . . . Credited with seven tackles in 2004. . . Received his most extensive playing time at cornerback in the Champs Sports Bowl, making three tackles against Syracuse . . . Redshirted in 2003.

HIGH SCHOOL: Named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's preseason Georgia Super 11 . . . Honorable mention all-state selection in Class AAAA and member of Top 50 in Georgia by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution . . . Rated the No. 19 safety in the nation by TheInsiders and No. 31 by Rivals . . . Ranked the No. 15 prospect in Georgia and one of the Top 101 players in the Southeast by BorderWars . . . All-region selection by Prep Star . . . Career totals of 324 tackles, 14 interceptions and 13 sacks . . . Coached by Rodney Cofield at Washington High.

PERSONAL: Full name is Avery Raymon Roberson (pronounced ROW-ber-sun) . . . Parents are Mycheal and Eyvonne Roberson . . . Born January 27, 1984 . . . Majoring in management.


GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
2007	P-A-T	TFL	Sks	FC	FR	Int	PB
Notre Dame	4-2-6	2.0	0	0	0	0	0
Samford	0-0-0	0	0	0	0	0	0
Boston College	5-2-7	0	0	0	0	0	1
Virginia	3-1-4	0.5	0	0	0	0	1
Clemson	4-4-8	0.5	0	0	0	0	0
Maryland	6-1-7	0.5	0	0	0	0	0
Miami	2-1-3	0	0	0	0	0	1
Army	2-1-3	0	0	0	0	0	1
Virginia Tech	5-1-6	0	0	1	0	0	0
Duke	3-3-6	0	0	0	0	0	0
North Carolina	0-3-3	0	0.5	0	0	0	2
Georgia	4-0-4	0	0	0	0	0	0
Fresno State	1-0-1	0	0	0	0	0	0

2006 P-A-T TFL Sks FC FR Int PB Notre Dame 1-1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Samford 3-2-5 0 0 0 0 0 0 Troy 7-1-8 0 0 0 0 0 0 Virginia 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Va Tech 1-1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Maryland 3-0-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 Clemson* 1-1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Miami* 6-0-6 2-12 1-10 1 1-0 0 0 NC State* 3-1-4 0 0 0 0 0 0 UNC* 2-0-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Duke* 3-1-4 0 0 0 0 0 1 Georgia* 3-3-6 0 0 0 0 0 0 Wake* 3-2-5 0 0 0 0 0 0 West Va.* 4-6-10 0 0 0 0 0 0

CAREER STATISTICS Year G-GS P-A Tkl TFL Sck FC FR Int PB 2004 8-0 2-5 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 2005 10-0 5-0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 2006 13-9 41-18 59 2-12 1-7 1 1-0 0 1 2007 13-12 39-19 58 4.0-9 0.5-1 1 0 0 6 Total 44-21 87-42 129 6.0-21 1.5-8 2 1-0 0 8

CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 10 vs. West Virginia, 2006 TFL: 2 vs. Miami, 2006; at Notre Dame, 2007 Sacks: 0.5 vs. North Carolina, 2007

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