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Pitt vs. Syracuse Postgame Notes

Postgame notes from Pitt's 33-20 win over Syracuse


Pitt vs Utah Postgame Notes

Postgame notes from Pitt's 26-14 loss to Utah


Meet the Press: Coach Todd Graham Previews the Buffalo Game

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Pitt Football: 5 reasons to be excited for 2011

Pitt opens training camp; their first under head coach Todd Graham


Dave Wannstedt Announces 2007 Recruiting Class

Pitt signs 25 players to National Letters of Intent.


Tristan Roberts Interview

Tristan Roberts Interview


Pittsburgh vs. Syracuse - Dec. 3, 2011

Pittsburgh vs. Syracuse - Dec. 3, 2011

2011 Scouting Report: Versatile and intelligent player who could contribute at either the Sam or Will linebacker positions this year...owns starting experience at both a past honoree on the Big East All-Academic Football Team.

2010: Played in all 13 games, starting eight...made seven starts at Will linebacker and one start at Sam linebacker...collected 40 tackles, 4.5 TFLs and one fumble recovery...twice recorded a career-high six tackles, including the Rutgers and New Hampshire contests...had four tackles and two TFLs at Syracuse.

2009: Did not play in any games after suffering a training camp shoulder injury (left) that ultimately necessitated surgery.

2008: Played in all 13 games, primarily serving in special teams capacities...had seven tackles on the year...had a season-high two tackles in the Rutgers and Connecticut games.

2007: Redshirted as a true freshman...scout team standout who was named Pitt's Special Teams Prep Player of the Year.

High School: Excelled as both a running back and linebacker at Pennridge High...rushed for 1,592 yards on 286 carries (5.6 avg.) and scored 13 touchdowns...selected All-Suburban I League on both sides of the a two-year, two-way starter, played running back, linebacker, strong safety and also punted...nominee for the Maxwell Football Club's Annual Jim Henry Award for the Area High School Player of the Year...recipient of the Club's Mini Max High School Award...rated the nation's No. 26 weakside linebacker prospect by one of Pennsylvania's top 50 prospects by PrepStar All-East Region...played under Coach Randy Cuthbert, former running back with the Pittsburgh Steelers (1992-93)...also played lacrosse...recipient of National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Award...National Honor Society of High School Scholars...Distinguished Honor Roll...Academic Achievement in Social Studies and Environmental Science.

Personal: Tristan Pierce Roberts, born 11/18/88, is the son of Richard and Lori Roberts...has one brother and one sister...Roberts' father, Richard, is a first cousin of former Pitt defensive backs Tim Lewis (1979-82) and Louis Riddick (1987-90)...Lewis is a 1982 Pitt All-American and longtime NFL assistant, currently serving as secondary coach with the Atlanta Falcons...Riddick spent eight years as a player in the NFL...Tristan has an extensive football family tree that also includes cousins in Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive tackle Alan Page (who played at Notre Dame before starring with the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears) and defensive back Aaron Beasley (a West Virginia product who played with the Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets and Atlanta Falcons)...other cousins include Robb Riddick (Buffalo Bills) and Will Lewis (Seattle Seahawks), who both starred at Millersville University before playing in the NFL... chemical and petroleum engineering major.

Tristan Roberts

Tristan  Roberts

RS Senior

Perkasie, Pa.

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Height / Weight:
6-1 / 230


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