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Elandon Roberts





2 Years Pro

2016 Season

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Elandon Roberts was drafted by the New England Patriots in the sixth round (214th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.

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Elandon Roberts was drafted by the New England Patriots in the sixth round (214th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.


2016 (13/5, 3/2)

  • Was inactive in the season-opening night win at Arizona (9/11). 
  • Made his NFL debut and recorded one tackle in the win vs. Miami (9/18). 
  • Dressed but did not play in the win vs. Houston (9/22)
  • Was inactive vs. Buffalo (10/2). 
  • Was a part of the linebacker rotation for the first time all season and also saw action on special teams in the win at Cleveland (10/9). 
  • Made his first NFL start, becoming the fifth 2016 Draft pick to start a game in 2016 and sixth Patriots rookie to start, and tied for second highest on the team with seven tackles in the win vs. Cincinnati (10/16). 
  • Made one tackle in the win at Pittsburgh (10/23). 
  • Made his second career start in the win at Buffalo (10/30) and finished tied for second in total tackles with five.
  • Started at linebacker vs. Seattle (11/13) and totaled four tackles. 
  • Assisted on one tackle in the win at San Francisco (11/20).
  • Saw limited time at linebacker in the win at N.Y. Jets (11/27). Contributed one tackle for loss.
  • Totaled one special teams tackle in the win vs. Los Angeles (12/4). 
  • Saw one snap as a reserve linebacker in the win vs. Baltimore (12/12).
  • Started at linebacker in the win at Denver (12/18).
  • Led the team with 11 tackles in the win vs. N.Y. Jets (12/24) in addition to forcing a fumble on a hit to Jets RB Khiry Robinson in the second quarter that was recovered by Malcolm Butler. The turnover led to an eventual Patriots field goal. 
  • Started at linebacker and led the team in tackles with seven in the win at Miami (1/1).
  • Made his NFL postseason debut in the Divisional Round game vs. Houston (1/14) and totaled three tackles.
  • Started at linebacker and totaled two tackles in the AFC Championship game vs. Pittsburgh (1/22).
  • Totaled two tackles in a reserve linebacker role during the victory over Atlanta in Super Bowl LI (2/5).


  • During his three-year career at Houston, played in 34 games and totaled 175 tackles, seven sacks, one interception, two forced fumbles, five passes defensed and 23 1/2 tackles for loss.
  • Named to 2015 first team America Athletic Conference after leading the conference with 142 totals tackles.
  • Started his collegiate career at Morgan State and played one season before transferring to Houston.


2015 - Senior Year:

  • Started all 14 games and led The American Athletic Conference with 142 total
  • Had double-digit tackles in seven games including Houston’s win over Florida State in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl where he finished with 10 stops including two for loss.
  • Had a career-high 4 1/2 tackles for loss, part of seven total tackles, and 2 1/2 sacks in win over Navy.
  • Recorded a career-high 18 tackles, had a sack for a loss of 10 yards and two tackles for a loss of 13 yards to accompany his first career interception, which was returned seven yards in win over Memphis
  • Led team with 14 tackles and 1 1/2 tackles for loss of seven yards in shutout win over Vanderbilt. Also added his first career forced fumble vs. the Commodores.
  • Tallied 15 tackles, including two for loss, in win over SMU
  • Notched 13 tackles and one pass breakup in win at Tulsa.
  • Led Houston with 12 tackles and two tackles for loss at Louisville.

2014 - Junior Year: 

  • Appeared in 12 games at linebacker and on special teams and made 26 tackles, one sack and 3 1/2 tackles for loss.
  • Recorded a season - high nine tackles and co-led the defense in Houston's comeback victory in the Armed Forces Bowl.
  • Recorded six tackles and his first career sack in the regular-season finale at Cincinnati.

2013 - Sophomore Year:

  • Saw action in eight games as a backup middle linebacker and on special teams and had seven tackles.

2012 - Freshman Year (Morgan Stage):

  • Finished the season with 107 tackles to lead team and finish second in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. The tackle total marked the second-best single-season effort in program history. Also had nine tackles for a loss, two sacks, one interception, two pass breakups.
  • Was named to the All-MEAC second team.
  • Named the MEAC Rookie of the Week three times.


  • Was also a member of the track and field team at Port Arthur High School.
  • Brother Jeremiah played football at Iowa and brother Calvin played football at Oklahoma State.
  • Majored in sociology at Houston.


Career Stats


Recent Games

17@MIAW 35-147610-0-----0-
16NYJW 41-311560-0-----1-
15@DENW 16-30------------
14BALW 30-230------------
13LAW 26-101010-0-----0-
12@NYJW 22-171100-0-----0-
11@SFW 30-171010-0-----0-
10SEAL 24-314130-0-----0-
8@BUFW 41-255410-0-----0-
7@PITW 27-161100-0-----0-
6CINW 35-177160-0-----0-
5@CLEW 33-137610-0-----0-
4BUFL 0-160------------
3HOUW 27-00------------
2MIAW 31-241010-0-----0-
1@ARIW 23-210------------


TOTAL 13452520000000-0
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defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

Arizona Cardinals00----------
Baltimore Ravens10----------
Buffalo Bills15410-0-----
Cincinnati Bengals16150-0-----
Cleveland Browns17610-0-----
Denver Broncos10----------
Houston Texans00----------
Los Angeles Rams11010-0-----
Miami Dolphins28620-0-----
New York Jets212660-0-----
Pittsburgh Steelers11100-0-----
San Francisco 49ers11010-0-----
Seattle Seahawks14130-0-----

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

Outside Own Division8209110-0-----
vs AFC Teams103924150-0-----
vs NFC Teams36150-0-----
vs Own Division5251690-0-----

defensive splits - split by MONTH


defensive splits - split by STADIUM

FirstEnergy Stadium17610-0-----
Gillette Stadium6237160-0-----
Hard Rock Stadium17610-0-----
Heinz Field11100-0-----
Levi's Stadium11010-0-----
MetLife Stadium11100-0-----
New Era Field15410-0-----
Sports Authority Field at Mile High10----------
University of Phoenix Stadium00----------

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES


defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)111560-0-----
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