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2012 Football Signee Donovan Roberts

02/01/2012
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Donovan Roberts | RB | 6-0 | 204 | Norman, Okla. (Norman HS)


Roberts was a four-year letterwinner at Norman High School where he set program career records with 5,394 rushing yards and 76 touchdowns. He was ranked as the No. 6 prospect in Oklahoma and the 32nd-best running back in the country by Rivals.com and the No. 7 player in the state and 26th running back in the nation by 247Sports.com. For much of his senior season, Roberts was bothered by a leg injury but used his combination of speed and power to run for 1,595 yards and 23 touchdowns. His efforts earned him All-State honors from The Oklahoman, and he was named the No. 5 prospect in the state by the outlet. As a junior, Roberts carried the ball 308 times for 2,002 yards for an average of 6.5 yards per carry and 32 touchdowns to lead all rushers in Class 6A. He set nine school records as a junior and was named to the U.S. Air Force All-American Junior Team. In the first round of the 2010 state playoffs, he carried 51 times for 204 yards against Owasso, which Norman won 51-44 in five overtimes. Roberts burst onto the scene as a freshman and then solidified himself as one of the state's top players as a sophomore when he finished with 198 carries for 1,001 yards and four touchdowns. He selected Arkansas over Arizona, Michigan, Pittsburgh and Oklahoma. He was coached at Norman by Greg Nation.


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