Justin Roper

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Justin Roper
Slippery Rock
Position:Offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach
Personal information
Born: (1987-07-28) July 28, 1987 (age 32)
Atlanta, Georgia
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:218 lb (99 kg)
Career information
High school:Buford (Buford, Georgia)
College:Montana
Undrafted:2011
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career Arena statistics
Pass Att–Com:134–76
Percentage:56.7
TDINT:15–8
Passing yards:815
Passer rating:77.80
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Justin Parks Roper (born July 28, 1987) is a former American football quarterback who played one season in the Arena Football League (AFL) with the Chicago Rush and Orlando Predators. He played college football at Oregon and Montana.

Early years[edit]

Roper lettered in football, basketball, track and field and swimming for the Buford High School Wolves of Buford, Georgia. He was ranked as one of the top 28 quarterbacks in the country after compiling a 12–1 record and an 8-AA league championship in 2005.[1]

College career[edit]

Roper was redshirted by the Oregon Ducks of the University of Oregon in 2006. He made his first collegiate start in the 2007 Sun Bowl on December 31, 2007 against the South Florida Bulls, throwing for four touchdowns and leading the Ducks to a 56–21 victory.[1] He finished his career at the University of Oregon with nine touchdown passes and 952 passing yards.[2]

Roper transferred to the University of Montana in 2009, where he played football for the Montana Grizzlies. He also played basketball for the Grizzlies.[3][4]

Statistics[edit]

Year Team Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD
2007 Oregon 32 61 52.5 342 5.6 6 2 125.5 15 1 0.1 1
2008 Oregon 48 91 52.7 610 6.7 3 4 111.1 17 85 5.0 1
2009 Montana 78 134 58.2 951 7.1 8 3 133.0 23 52 2.3 0
2010 Montana 171 278 61.5 1,885 6.8 19 11 133.1 58 120 2.1 2
Career 329 564 58.3 3,788 6.7 36 20 128.7 113 258 2.3 4

Sources:[5][6]

Professional career[edit]

Roper was rated the 25th best quarterback in the 2011 NFL Draft by NFLDraftScout.com.[7]

He was signed by the Chicago Rush of the AFL on September 30, 2011. He was traded to the Orlando Predators on April 2, 2012.[8] Roper threw for 15 touchdowns and 815 passing yards for the Predators in 2012.[9]

Coaching career[edit]

Roper began his coaching career as the running backs coach at the University of Findlay in 2013. He helped running back Daiquone Ford record 1,789 yards and a school record 24 rushing touchdowns while earning All-American honors. Roper was quarterbacks coach at Valdosta State University from 2014 to 2015.[10][11] On March 1, 2016, he was named the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "#11 Justin Roper". goducks.com. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  2. ^ "Roper, Justin" (PDF). goducks.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 3, 2014. Retrieved August 29, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "Justin Roper". gogriz.com. Archived from the original on September 3, 2014. Retrieved August 29, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "JUSTIN ROPER". draftexpress.com. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  5. ^ "Justin Roper". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on September 28, 2017. Retrieved September 28, 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  6. ^ "Justin Roper". cbssports.com. Archived from the original on September 28, 2017. Retrieved September 28, 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  7. ^ "Justin Roper". nfldraftscout.com. Archived from the original on August 29, 2016. Retrieved August 29, 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  8. ^ "Historical Team Transactions". arenafan.com. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  9. ^ "Justin Roper". arenafan.com. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  10. ^ "2015 Football Coaching Staff". vstateblazers.com. Archived from the original on December 11, 2015. Retrieved December 11, 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  11. ^ a b "2016 Football Coaching Staff". rockathletics.com. Archived from the original on March 6, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: unfit url (link)

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