Abner Roberts
Abner  Roberts


Pittsburgh, Pa.

High School:
University Prep

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 180



Dukes Kick Off 2017 Campaign at No. 4/6 South Dakota State

@DuqFB Seeks First Win over a Ranked FCS Opponent vs. Jackrabbits


@DuqFB Defeats Wagner 28-20

Kuntz ties sack record, Hines eclipses 1,000 yards


@DuqFB Drops Season Opener at Youngstown State, 45-10

Dukes host Bucknell on Sept. 10 at 6:00 pm in home opener


DU Football Comes Up Short in a 52-49 Loss at #13 William & Mary

Dillon Buechel, Chris King and Wayne Capers have career best performances


Duquesne Wins NEC Title, defeating Saint Francis, 30-20

Dukes earn automatic bid to NCAA FCS Championship


Duquesne 35 - Bryant 31

Duquesne football defeats Bryant 35-31 on Rooney Field


@DuqFB 31 - RMU 24

Duquesne football defeats Robert Morris 31-24 on Rooney Field


@DuqFB 34 - Dayton 20

Duquesne football defeats Dayton 34-20


Duquesne 30, Saint Francis 20

Duquesne 30, Saint Francis 20


Duquesne 27, CCSU 10

Duquesne 27, CCSU 10

2017 All-NEC First Team
2017 All-ECAC First Team
2016 All-NEC Second Team

As a Redshirt Junior (2017)
  • Played in 10 games with 10 starts at strong safety  
  • Led the Dukes and ranked second in the conference with four interceptions on the year
  • Was fourth on the team with 52 tackles (37 solo)
  • Added two pass breakups, a pair of forced fumbles and a fumble recovery
  • Had an interception in four straight games (vs. Wagner, at Robert Morris, vs. St. Francis (Pa.), at Sacred Heart) for a total of 35 return yards
  • Tallied career-high 12 tackles (nine solo) at Liberty (11/4/17)
  • Finished with a pair of pass breakups to go with six tackles and a forced fumble at Dayton (9.16.17) 
  • Had a forced fumble and five solo tackles vs. CCSU (11.11.17) 
As a Redshirt Sophomore (2016)
  • Appeared in all 11 games for the Dukes with 10 starts
  • Ranked fourth on team with 59 tackles (38 solo
  • Paced the Dukes and ranked ninth in the NEC with nine passes defended (eight pass breakups, one interception)
  • Intercepted a pass in the closing seconds to seal the Dukes' win at Wagner
  • Added season-high 10 tackles (eight solo) at Wagner
  • Recorded three pass breakups at Jacksonville
  • Finished with a pair of quarterback hurries on the season
  • Tallied at least five tackles in seven contests 
As a Redshirt Freshman (2015)
  • Started all 12 games at strong safety for the Dukes
  • Was second on the team with 74 tackles and a team-high 51 solo stops
  • Had two interceptions with 19 return yards
  • Also tallied four pass breakups, a quarterback hurry, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery
  • Had at least three tackles in every game of the season
  • Had career highs of nine tackles at Bryant and at William & Mary in the FCS Playoff game
  • Posted eight tackles (six solo) and an interception with a 19-yard return in the NEC title clinching win over Saint Francis
  • Had eight stops (five solo) in a win at Sacred Heart
  • Tallied six tackles (four solo), a forced fumble and first collegiate interception at Bucknell
  • Had seven stops (six solo) versus CCSU

As a Freshman (2014)
  • Did not play

  • Was a Post-Gazette WPIAL All-Conference honoree
  • Team was 7-4 overall and 4-1 in league play
  • Led the Wildcats to their second Pittsburgh City League football championship in the three year history of the program en route to playing in the AAA PIAA sub-regional playoff game
  • Played for coach LaRoi Johnson
  • Major: liberal arts
  • Date of birth: 1/7/96


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