Perhaps no player in recent Pitt history has captured the walk-on ideal quite like Doug Roseberry...joined the team in 2001 as a walk-on linebacker and played in only two games in his first three years...last year, though, Roseberry's perseverance paid off when he secured a key role for Pitt's special teams and was voted a team captain at the end of the year by his teammates...figures to play that "kamikaze" role again in 2005 but will also provide valuable depth and knowledge in the linebacker corps...has worked at all three linebacker positions during his career and will compete in the middle his final season..."Doug is such a smart player," linebackers coach Curtis Bray said. "He knows each and every one of the linebacker positions. In addition to his valuable special teams role, we expect him to vie for time this year."...2004 Big East All-Academic Team honoree.
2004: Played in all 12 games in special teams capacities to letter...had three tackles.
2003: Made two appearances on the season (Notre Dame and Miami).
2002: Did not play in any games.
2001: Redshirted as a true freshman.
High School: Two-time honoree on The Associated Press Small School All-State Team at Tyrone Area...three-year starter for Coach John Franco...played for Tyrone's 1999 PIAA state championship team...two-time unanimous first-team All-Big 8 Conference selection...Pennsylvania Football News first team All-State...Pennsylvania Football News Academic All-Star...played in the 2001 East-West All-Star Classic and Lezzer Lumber Classic...Kirk Outstanding Football Award recipient...Masino Team Leadership Award.
Personal: Douglas John Roseberry, born 9/15/82, is the son of John and Nancy Roseberry...has two sisters... communication and rhetoric major.
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