A former NFL cornerback and standout college football defensive back was reportedly tragically killed in a shooting in the Bay Area on Wednesday.
Terrell Roberts, a Cincinnati Bengals defensive back from 2003-05, was reportedly shot and killed at his grandmother’s home on Wednesday.
The former NFL defensive back was a cornerback at Oregon State. He is perhaps best known for returning a fumble for a touchdown in the Beavers’ 41-9 Fiesta Bowl win over Notre Dame in 2001.
Roberts played at Oregon State from 1999-2002 and in the NFL for three seasons.
OregonLive.com had more details on the tragedy:
According to Bay Area media reports, Roberts was visiting his grandmother at her Richmond, Calif. home Wednesday afternoon when someone entered the home and shot him in the backyard. The incident happened at around 4:15 p.m.
The Roberts family told a San Francisco television station that Roberts had not been “mixed up in anything bad.”
No suspects have been arrested.
Our thoughts are with Roberts’ friends and family.
May he rest in peace.