|Title:||Assistant Coach - Running Backs|
Jordan Roberts joins the Tommie Football coaching staff for 2019 and will work with running backs. His decorated St. Thomas playing career was halted by injuries and a concussion in both the 2016 and 2017 seasons after his historic All-America season here in 2015.
Roberts worked in the Seattle Seahawks' NFL scouting department in the 2018 season and is making his coaching debut this season.
A Health Promotion major and member of St. John Vianney undergrad seminary while at St. Thomas, Roberts led the Tommies to an NCAA runner-up finish in 2015 with a 14-1 final record. He previously played football two years at FCS South Dakota before transferring to UST in January 2015.
At St. Thomas he was named Division III National Offensive Player of the Year and was just the third UST running back named All-America in a span from 1991-2015 (Ben Wartman, 2009; Colin Tobin, 2011). Roberts surpassed 100 rushing yards in 11 of 15 games, including three with 230 or more yards; broke a 25-year old school record for rushing with 2,092 yards (5.9 ypc); was the first MIAC player to score 36 touchdowns and 218 points in one season; had 220 receiving yards, and closed with 2,312 all-purpose yards (154.1 ypg); in five postseason games had 11 touchdowns, 653 rushing yards.
He played two seasons and redshirted once from 2010-2012 at South Dakota. With the Coyotes he had a 100-yard rushing game at No. 1-ranked North Dakota State in 2013. He closed with 1,001 all-purpose yards (789 rushing, 4.8 ypc) and scored three TDs in 21 games with Coyotes.
The 2013 graduate of Sheridan High was the 2012 Wyoming Gatorade Player of the Year, as well as receiving all-state honors three times; becoming the all-time leading rusher in Wyoming prep football; and surpassed 6,000 yards of offense with 70 touchdowns for his career; and helped lead his team to the state championship as a senior.