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Penn State Extends Offer to Former Cathedral Prep Star, Iowa DB Terry Roberts

Photo courtesy of Terry Roberts' Twitter account.

Terry Roberts spent four seasons at Iowa as a beloved special teams gunner and reserve safety, but a season-ending injury in October ended his career as a Hawkeye.

Roberts, a 5-foot-10, 180-pound safety from Cathedral Prep in Erie, Pennsylvania, officially entered the transfer portal this week. And he’s seeing interest from around the college football landscape.

Roberts has received offers from Massachusetts, Northern Iowa, Delaware and Minnesota, and associate coach and cornerbacks coach Terry Smith extended him an offer from Penn State today.

Roberts recorded 13 tackles (nine solo), three pass breakups, an interception and recovered two fumbles this season — in five games. He racked up 47 tackles (30 solo), seven pass breakups, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries over the course of his Iowa career.

According to PFF, Roberts played 205 defensive snaps over four games this season, grading out as one of Iowa’s better defensive players. He allowed just seven receptions for 49 yards on 17 targets and graded out positively in run defense.

Roberts entered the transfer portal as a graduate transfer with one season of eligibility remaining.
Joey Porter Jr. and Ji’Ayir Brown will both head to the NFL next season, and even as Penn State fills voids from within, bolstering depth and adding potential impact defensive backs from the transfer portal is clearly a goal.

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