From defensive leader to Super Bowl champion and back

Two hundred and fifty-three players are picked every year during the NFL Draft, and only about 60 are ever guaranteed a spot on an NFL roster when their name is called.

Nothing was guaranteed for UH class of 2016 linebacker Elandon Roberts when he was selected by the New England Patriots with the 214th pick in the sixth round. But in his rookie year Roberts took the challenge by the horns, becoming a starter by year’s end and winning a Super Bowl in the same city he played college football.

Roberts now has a chance to win a second Super Bowl ring, just four years removed from never starting a college football game.