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.