100 Days to Football Time in Oklahoma 2024: #87 Jake Roberts

Player Profile

Position: Tight End

Height: 6’4”

Weight: 251

Class: Super Senior

Seasons at OU: 0

Hometown: Norman, Okla.

Previous School: Baylor University

The Path to Norman

Despite playing high school football in Norman, Jake Roberts took a long time to get to OU. The tight end started college at North Texas, with Seth Littrell, where he played for three seasons. Roberts then spent one season at Baylor before transferring to Oklahoma for his final year.

Career so Far

Roberts has played in every game of his collegiate career. He played in 10 games as a freshman, earning three starts towards the end of the year.

In 2021, Roberts saw more action in the receiving game and made six starts.

2022 was his most productive season so far. Roberts made 13 starts, which he used to snag 28 receptions and almost 400 yards. He was named Honorable Mention All-Conference USA by the coaches in his final season with North Texas.

Roberts’ fourth season in college was spent at Baylor. He again played in every game, made three starts, and caught 23 receptions.


Years: 2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | Career

Games Played: 12 | 14 | 13 | 10 | 49

Receptions: 23 | 28 | 11 | 4 | 66

Receiving Yards: 231 | 394 | 98 | 49 | 772

Receiving TD: 1 | 3 | 0 | 0 | 4

Stats via Soonersports.com

This Season

The Sooners’ tight end group gets an overhaul in 2024. OU brought in Bauer Sharp and Jake Roberts as transfers, along with Davon Mitchell from high school. Those three join Kaden Helms and Kade McIntyre, both returning players, in a room with plenty of options but almost no experience, at least while wearing crimson and cream. Newcomers Sharp and Roberts will likely get the first crack at starting, with both expected to be leaned on heavily this fall.