Roberts anchored receiving core
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 30, 2007
DEMOPOLIS &045; The most productive area of the Demopolis Tigers 2004 championship team was its passing game. Devin Goodwin was the quarterback that engineered the Demopolis potent passing offense. There also had to be someone on the receiving end of his passes.
Colby Roberts, a senior wide receiver on the team, took care of a chunk of that part of the offense. He caught 37 passes for 914 yards. Roberts grabbed 15 touchdown passes, which was almost a third of the record-breaking touchdown passes (51) that was thrown that year.
Roberts, who was born in Mobile, remembered the game against UMS-Wright in the playoffs was most memorable to him.
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Roberts got the opportunity to show off in front of his &8216;fans.’ He caught three touchdown passes in the game; leading Demopolis to a 29-15 win in the semi final match up.
As a senior, Roberts were looked upon to add leadership to the team.
Roberts recalls the big screen pass to Dusty Gracie, who was part of the Tiger receiving core along with Dontrell Miller, as being the key to open up the championship game.
He caught three passes in the game. One was a 19-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter, which turned out to be the game winning score, as that gave the Tigers a 28-14 lead. The final score was, 35-21.
Roberts attended Mississippi College (following in his dad’s foot steps) after graduating from Demopolis High. He also made the dean’s list. Roberts played his freshman year on the JV football team while at the school.
Roberts changed school this past semester, due to the program (civil engineering) he wanted to study.
Roberts now attends the University of South Alabama and is majoring in business administration.
Editor’s note: This is a fifth in a series of the Demopolis 2004 championship team and where they are today.