Cordell Roberson has record-setting performance against Sam Houston State.
July 3, 2013
NACOGDOCHES, Texas -
Now that the school year is over, and before we begin the 2013-14 academic year, SFA athletics wanted to take a look back at the Top 25 Moments from the 2012-13 season.
The annual Battle of the Piney Woods is one of the biggest rivalries at the NCAA FCS level, and with the game being moved to Houston's Reliant Stadium it has taking on even more significance setting attendance records every season. In 2012 senior receiver Cordell Roberson provided fans with one of the greatest performances in rivalry history.
The Jefferson, Texas native hauled in 14 passes for 199 yards and three touchdowns against Sam Houston State. He equaled his career high in scores and set new career marks in receptions and receiving yards. It was not only a memorable day for Roberson, but it went down as one of the best performances by a receiver in SFA history as well.
Roberson's 14 receptions tied for the third-best mark in school history, while his 199 receiving yards was the second best single-game mark by a Lumberjack. The only SFA player to better that mark was Ronnie Hawthorne against Southwest Texas (Texas State) in 1969. Hawthorne recorded 218 yards on 14 receptions against the Bobcats.
Roberson's stats are made even more impressive by the fact that he played the whole game on a injured ankle. Despite the injury, Roberson was named the FCS Athlete of the Week by the Beyond Sports College Network.
Roberson would go on to be named a finalist for the 2012 Walter Payton Award, the NCAA FCS version of the Heisman Trophy. Roberson ended the year with 77 receptions for 1,001 yards and 10 scores despite playing in only nine games. The two-time All-American ended his career as the school's all-time leading receiver, and the Southland Conference's all-time leader in touchdown receptions.
Keep checking back with sfajacks.com for more SFA Top 25 Moments.
No. 16 - Ladyjack soccer sets single-season record with 17 wins
No. 17 - Track and field sends program record nine athletes to NCAA Championship meets
No. 18 - Lumberjack baseball plays under lights for first time since 1995, Greening K's 17
No. 19 - Men's hoops holds McNeese St. to nine first-half points
No. 20 - Ladyjacks win critical double-overtime battle at Southeastern Louisiana
No. 21 - Bowling Finishes Season Ranked No. 9 In The Nation
No. 22 - Volleyball Takes Down Indiana For First-Ever Big 10 Victory
No. 23 - Ladyjack Golf Fires Record Round At Onion Creek
No. 24 - Softball Defeats Nationally Ranked North Carolina
No. 25 - Ladyjack Tennis Rallies To Beat Nationally Ranked Foe