Trevor Roach

Trevor Roach
No. 52Cincinnati Bengals
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-03-06) March 6, 1992
Place of birth: Omaha, Nebraska
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 247 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school: Omaha (NE) Elkhorn
College: Nebraska
Undrafted: 2015
Career history
Roster status: Practice squad
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Trevor Roach (born March 6, 1992) is an American football linebacker for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Nebraska. Roach was signed by the Bengals an undrafted free agent in 2015.

Early years

Roach played high school football as a linebacker and running back at Elkhorn High School in Omaha, Nebraska. He missed most of his junior year due to an injury suffered during the season's first game. He recorded 100 tackles while also rushing for 1,042 yards and 17 touchdowns his senior season in 2009. He earned First Team All-Nebraska honors from the Omaha World-Herald and Second Team Super State honors from the Lincoln Journal Star.[1]

Roach received scholarship offers from Northwest Missouri State and Nebraska-Omaha and a walk-on invitation from Iowa State.[1] He decided to walk on at Nebraska.[1][2]

College career

Roach played for the Nebraska Cornhuskers of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln from 2011 to 2014 as a linebacker. In 2010, he was redshirted and spent time with the scout team. He played in five games as a redshirt freshman in 2011, recording seven tackles. He missed time due to injury during the second half of the season. He appeared in six games in 2012, totaling five tackles and half a sack.[1] He missed the entire 2013 season due to a Lisfranc injury.[3][1] He played in all eleven of the Cornhuskers' regular season games in 2014 and started the final six regular season games. He did not play in the 2014 Holiday Bowl due to a foot injury. He finished the 2014 season with totals of 63 tackles, a sack, two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble.[1] His 18 tackles against Michigan State were the most by any Cornhuskers player in 2014. He also had four tackles for loss against Michigan State, which was a team high for the year as well.[1]

Roach recorded 75 tackles during his college career.[1][4] He earned Academic All-Big Ten accolades in 2011, 2012 and 2014. He graduated in December 2014 with a degree in finance/management.[1]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 2 in 237 lb 4.80 s 1.55 s 2.75 s 4.21 s 6.80 s 3512 in 10 ft 0 in 25 reps
All values from Nebraska Pro Day[5]

Roach signed with the Cincinnati Bengals on May 8, 2015 after going undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft. He was released by the team on September 5 and signed to the Bengals' practice squad on September 6, 2015.[6] On January 4, 2016, he was promoted to the active roster as a replacement for the injured Emmanuel Lamur.[6][7][4] Roach played in the AFC Wildcard game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on January 9, 2016 and recorded a special teams tackle.[8][7]

He played in three games for the Bengals during the 2016 season before being released on September 29, 2016.[9][10] He was signed to the team's practice squad on September 30.[11]

Personal life

Roach participated in outreach activities while with the Cornhuskers. He was on the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team and the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team.[1] He also earned a Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award his senior year.[1][7]


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  3. Kaipust, Rich (August 19, 2014). "Resilient Trevor Roach returns from serious injury for Huskers". Retrieved September 28, 2016.
  4. 1 2 "Former Husker Trevor Roach signed by Bengals for playoffs". January 4, 2016. Retrieved September 28, 2016.
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  9. "". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 29, 2016.
  10. Jackson, Zac (September 29, 2016). "Bengals activate Burfict, cut Roach". Retrieved September 29, 2016.
  11. "Transactions". Retrieved October 7, 2016.
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