SMU WR Reggie Roberson announces return in 2021

Shane Roper

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SMU wide receiver Reggie Roberson has decided to put the NFL on hold and return for a fifth season. Roberson announced the news with a video on his personal Twitter account. 

Roberson's three seasons at SMU have been marred by injuries, including a season-ending knee injury against Memphis in 2020. When he's on the field, though, Roberson ranks among the most dynamic receivers in the country. 

The Mesquite Horn product has accumulated 117 catches for 2,109 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns in just 22 games as a Mustang. Roberson was averaging 118.5 yards per game before getting hurt midway through the Memphis win. His 6-foot, 200-pound frame allows him to beat opposing defenses with either his speed or frame. 

Texas Football magazine rated Roberson as the best receiver in the state heading into the 2021 season. With North Texas' Jaelon Darden off to the NFL, Roberson will likely assume that perch once again. 

SMU posted a record of 17-6 over the past two seasons, the best mark since the Pony Express days of the early 1980s. 

Quarterback Shane Buechele is off to the NFL, but the SMU offense will get a boost from incoming quarterbacks transfer Tanner Mordecai and freshman Preston Stone. Both were blue-chip recruits and rank among the most touted recruits to set foot on SMU's campus in the modern recruiting era. 

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