January 29, 2023


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Ring of Honor inductee Ell Roberson: Soccer, household, expertise

The 2022 Class of the Kansas State Soccer Ring of honor was inducted throughout halftime of the soccer sport on September 3, 2022. The category contains Larry Brown, Ell Roberson, Tyler Locket, Darren Howard, Arthur Brown and Collin Klein. Their names and jersey numbers will likely be completely displayed in Invoice Snyder Household Stadium. (Macey Franko | Collegian Media Group)

After eight years, former quarterback Ell Roberson arrived again in Manhattan alongside different former gamers akin to Darren Howard, Arthur Brown,  Larry Brown and Tyler Lockett to be inducted within the Ok-State Soccer Ring of Honor throughout the season opener.

“The town has modified a lot for the reason that final time, it nearly appears like an entire new place,” Roberson stated.

In his time at Ok-State, Roberson was a fan favourite and his efficiency backed that up. Roberson is ranked fifth in profession passing yards and ninth in single-season passing yards. Nonetheless, he tops the Wildcat document books as first in single-season passing touchdowns with 24.

“We have been simply enjoying soccer man, we didn’t need to attempt to do something particular, we simply did what we have been alleged to and performed the sport we love,” Roberson stated.

Roberson additionally performed with Ok-State’s all-time yardage chief Darren Sproles. Between Roberson and Sproles, they accounted for 85 dashing touchdowns of their careers. Sproles outscored Roberson by solely 5 touchdowns.

“He bought extra touches within the crimson zone. It’s actually humorous really, Coach [Snyder] would name a run play within the crimson zone and Darren already scored within the sport, so I’d simply audible out of it and scramble in to attain,” Roberson stated. “He and I’d simply joke about it and like I stated, we simply went on the market and performed to have enjoyable.”

After his years at Ok-State have been stated and completed, Roberson went undrafted within the NFL and ultimately performed within the CFL for the Montreal Alouettes. In Montreal, Roberson performed quarterback in his first yr and bought moved to huge receiver in his second and ultimate yr. Although his profession within the CFL didn’t final lengthy, he stated he gained many nice life experiences.

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“You understand clearly I wished to get drafted, however wanting again at it now, I’m glad that I by no means was drafted,” Roberson stated. “I do know that sounds loopy, however me going to Canada introduced me some nice networking alternatives, nice buddies and most significantly, it introduced me one in all my daughters. So, I’m genuinely grateful for the whole lot that has occurred to me as a result of I do know it occurs for a cause.”