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University of Miami Athletics

Elijah Roberts


Defensive Line




275 lbs.


Third-Year Sophomore


Miami, Fla.

High School

Christopher Columbus





Elijah Roberts - Football - University of Miami Athletics

2021 (True Freshman*): Saw action in nine games in second season on defensive line…Finished with eight tackles, including one half-sack…Had three tackles against Central Connecticut State (Sept. 25)…Had one tackle in three straight games against Virginia (Sept. 30), North Carolina (Oct. 16) and NC State (Oct. 23)…Had one tackle against Georgia Tech (Nov. 6)…Played against Florida State (Nov. 13)…Saw time in regular season finale against Duke (Nov. 27).

2020 (True Freshman): Saw action in five games in first season…Had four tackles and one forced fumble…Made career debut in romp of rival Florida State (Sept. 26)…Had one solo tackle and forced one fumble on special teams in road shutout at Duke (Dec. 5)…Played in regular season finale against North Carolina (Dec. 12)…Credited with career-high three tackles in 2020 Cheez-It Bowl against Oklahoma State (Dec. 29).

High School: A consensus four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals…Ranked the No. 13 strong-side defensive end and No. 47 player in Florida by Rivals…Rated the No. 14 strong-side defensive end and No. 55 player in the state by 247 Composite…Listed as the No. 31 defensive end and No. 56 player in Florida by ESPN…Helped lead Columbus to a Florida Class 8A state championship…Finished the 2019 season with 31 tackles, eight tackles for loss and six sacks…Chose Miami over offers from Florida State, Florida, Arkansas, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oregon, Penn State, Pitt, South Carolina, Syracuse, Tennessee, UCF, Vanderbilt and West Virginia, among others.

* indicates student-athlete received extra year of eligibility in 2021 due to 2020 season affected by COVID-19 pandemic