EMCC, “Last Chance U” star Roberts joins MSU football team

By JOEL COLEMAN

sports@starkvilledailynews.com

Quarterback Wyatt Roberts has gone from Louisville High to East Mississippi Community College to Netflix star to the Mississippi State football team.

MSU confirmed on Sunday that Roberts has joined the Bulldogs, giving State four quarterbacks once again following the recent transfer of Elijah Staley.

MSU’s current stable of quarterbacks now consists of Nick Fitzgerald, Damian Williams, Nick Tiano and Roberts.

Roberts played the last two seasons at EMCC and was part of the Lions’ 2014 NJCAA national championship team. As the starting signal caller last season, Roberts threw for 2,197 yards with 23 touchdowns and only two interceptions.

Roberts has garnered national recognition in recent weeks due to his role on the six-episode Netflix documentary “Last Chance U” centered around last year’s EMCC season. Roberts stated in the documentary that he would likely attend Mississippi State this fall. Now, he’ll get the chance to continue his football career as well.

Roberts played his prep football at Louisville where he led the Wildcats to the 2013 Class 3A State Championship.

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