Sam Roberts



Experience: R

Height: 6-5

Age: 24

Weight: 295 lbs

College: Northwest Missouri State




Sam Roberts was drafted by the New England Patriots in the sixth round (200th overall) of the 2022 NFL Draft.


Senior Year – (2021):

  • Cliff Harris Award Winner which honors the nation's small college defensive player of the year.
  • D2CCA Super Region 3 and MIAA defensive player of the year.
  • Captured first-team All-America honors from the D2CCA and AFCA.
  • Second-team AP All-America performer.
  • First-team All-MIAA.
  • Led a dominant Bearcat defense and recorded 18 tackles-for-loss and 6.5 sacks in 13 games this season.
  • His 18 tackles-for-loss tied for the eighth-best single-season mark in Bearcat history.
  • Had at least a half-tackle for loss in 12 different games.
  • Helped guide Northwest Missouri State to a No. 2 national ranking in scoring defense (12.1 points allowed per game) and No. 4 in the country in total defense (223.6 yards allowed per game).

Junior Year (2019):

  • Second-Team All-MIAA.
  • MIAA Academic Honor Roll.
  • Started 12 games on the defensive line.
  • Missed two games with an injury.
  • Posted 49 total tackles (30 solo stops).
  • Notched 10.0 TFLs.
  • Credited with 5.0 quarterback sacks.
  • Tied for sixth in the nation with three blocked kicks.
  • Credited with a season-high nine tackles at Nebraska-Kearney (10/19).
  • Posted three TFLs and 1.5 sacks in a 45-23 victory over Central Missouri (11/16).

Sophomore Year (2018):

  • First-Team All-MIAA.
  • Honorable mention all-America pick by Don Hansen's Football Gazette.
  • MIAA Academic Honor Roll.
  • Saw action in all 13 games.
  • Made 10 starts on the defensive line.
  • Tallied 50 tackles (25 solo.)
  • Posted six quarterback sacks.
  • Notched 13.0 tackles for loss.
  • Secured seven tackles in a 41-0 win over Emporia State (9/29).
  • Credited with seven tackles in the NCAA playoff game at Ferris State (11/24).

Freshman Year (2017):

  • All-MIAA Honorable Mention.
  • Appeared in all 12 games.
  • Had 24 tackles with six tackles for loss and a sack.
  • Had one interception and a blocked kick.
  • Had four tackles and blocked a kick against Emporia State (8/31).
  • Had six tackles with a sack against Central Missouri (9/30).
  • Had an interception and two tackles at Northeastern State (10/14).

Redshirt Season (2016):

  • Redshirted.
  • MIAA Academic Honor Roll.


  • Samuel Roberts was a two-time all-state performer at Waynesville High School.
  • Earned first team All-SWMO honors as a senior on the defensive line.
  • Named first team all-conference honors twice on the defensive line and named to the second team on the offensive line as a senior.
  • Earned first team all-district honors as a junior.
  • Played for coach Brad Drehle.
  • Son of Samuel and Tanya Roberts.