Roshawn Pope
Roshawn  Pope

RS Senior

Galveston, Texas

High School:
Ball HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 195

Running Back



Switched to offense in the spring to showcase his athleticism... also switched his number from #4 to #3... enjoyed a very productive spring on the offensive side of the ball... is listed as Jackie Battle's backup but is the No. 1 option at utility back... will also continue to return kicks... definitely one of the better athletes who the Cougar coaching staff is looking for ways to get him on the field... former prep quarterback... is one of the faster Cougar players... also will play on special teams... 2005: Appeared in all 12 games with starts against Oregon, Sam Houston State and at Tulsa... made seven tackles with six solo stops against Oregon during the season opener... posted five tackles with four solo stops at UTEP in the C-USA opener... returned two kickoffs for 42 yards, including a 28-yard effort against Southern Miss... registered four solo stops versus Kansas in the Fort Worth Bowl... 2004: Sat out the season but practiced with the team... 2003: Played in all 13 games, including his first career start in the bowl game versus Hawai'i... enjoyed the second-longest interception return (31 yards) by a Cougar... was second on the team with 22 kickoff returns and was third with an average of 21.5 yards per kickoff return... halted Rice's season-opening possession with an interception deep in Cougar territory and returned the pickoff 31 yards to eventually set up a Cougar score... finished third on team with eight tackles, including five solo stops, at No. 5 Michigan... also returned four kickoffs for a total of 79 yards with a 27-yard effort leading the way... made two tackles with one of those going for a two-yard loss at Louisiana-Lafayette... returned two kickoffs for 33 yards, including a 21-yard effort against Mississippi State... recorded four solo tackles, including one sack for a four-yard loss, and added a quarterback hurry at East Carolina in front of a nationally-televised audience on ESPN2... also returned one kickoff for a UH-game best 29 yards against the Pirates... returned three kickoffs for 88 yards at Tulane, including a game-best 46-yard effort... returned two kickoffs for 40 yards, including a game-best 27-yard effort, at Army... recorded five solo tackles, recovered a fumble and added a quarterback hurry against Hawai'i... 2002: Appeared in all 12 games as a valuable reserve... finished the season as the Cougars' primary kickoff returner... made 21 total tackles during the season with 16 coming as solo stops... was the team's leading kickoff returner... returned 24 kickoffs for 501 yards, an average of 20.9 yards per return... returned kickoffs for the first time in the collegiate career at UAB and finished the game with two returns for 43 yards, including a 29-yard effort... in the following game against Army he returned three kickoffs including a 30-yard effort... returned six kickoffs for 136 yards, including a game-best 35 yards, at Cincinnati... returned six kicks for 102 yards versus South Florida... High School: Was a two-time, All-District quarterback at Ball High School... was twice the winner of the District 24-5A Offensive Player-of-the-Year... rushed and passed for over 1,000 yards in his final two seasons... helped lead team to 7-3 finish as a senior... ranked #32 in Texas by the Dallas Morning News State Top 100, #35 by the San Antonio Express News State Top 50 and #47 by the Austin-American Statesman Fab 55... was a member of the Houston Chronicle, Lubbock-Avalanche Journal, Fort Worth Star Telegram and Waco Tribune Herald State Top 100 lists... ranked #23 athlete in the nation by Rivals.com... as a junior ran for 1,235 yards and 10 TDs and threw for 422 and four TDs... as a senior, ran for 1,274 yards and 12 TDs and threw for 540 and six TDs... Personal: Born October 20, 1983, in Galveston, Texas... son of Stephanie Pope of Galveston... has two daughters, Desiree and Destinee... majoring in health.

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