| Roger Roesler
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Round Rock, Texas (Round Rock)
A three-year starter, four-year letterman who participated in three bowl games (1997 Fiesta Bowl; 1999-2000 Cotton Bowls) ... paved the way for a 1,000-yard rusher in each of his seasons as a starter ... 1999 first-team All-Big 12 ... 1999 third-team All-American (The Sporting News) ... 1999 Playboy Preseason All-American ... two-time UT Outstanding Offensive Lineman (1998-99) ... first-team Academic All-Big 12 (1998) ... seven-time All-Big 12 track performer ... signed as a free agent with the Cincinnati Bengals following the 2000 NFL Draft.
Started all 14 games, including the Cotton Bowl, at left guard ... named first-team All-Big 12 ... tabbed Playboy Preseason All-American ... helped a UT offense become one of only four teams nationally to possess a 3,000-yard passer, a 1,000-yard rusher and a 1,000-yard receiver ... voted UT Outstanding Offensive Lineman ... led the way for a Texas' offense that ranked second in the Big 12 in passing offense (3,572 yards), third in total offense (5,331 yards) and fourth in scoring offense (34.2 pts/g).
Started all 12 games, including the Cotton Bowl, at left guard ... named first-team Academic All-Big 12 ... shared the UT Offensive Lineman award ... led the team in pancake blocks (25) and ranked second in knockdowns (36) ... helped pave the way for Ricky Williams to lead the nation in rushing for the second-straight year in a row with 2,124 ... had a key block on Williams' 60-yard touchdown run vs. No. 6 Texas A&M ... that play was tabbed the Compaq College Football Play of the Year ... his blocking helped the Horns average 486.7 yards per game (222.2 rushing) over the final nine games of the season and go 8-1 in that span ... helped the Longhorns to 200-yard rushing games vs. Iowa State (336), vs. New Mexico State (274), vs. No. 6 Texas A&M (251), vs. Baylor (244) and vs. No. 25 Mississippi State (238) in the Cotton Bowl.
Played in 11 games with seven starts ... tabbed honorable mention Academic All-Big 12 ... opened the season as the starter vs. Rutgers and UCLA ... regained his starting job vs. Colorado and maintained it for the rest of the season ... helped pave the way for Ricky Williams to lead the nation in rushing and scoring ... provided openings that led Williams to six 200-yard rushing games and 1,893 yards and 25 TDs ... helped the Longhorns post 200-plus yard rushing days at Rice (312), vs. Colorado (281), at Missouri (277), vs. Kansas (272), at Baylor (268), vs. Oklahoma (224) and at No. 15 Texas A&M (213).
Played in eight games at guard as a true freshman ... was a solid backup on a young offensive line that steadily improved.
Coached by Inez Perez at Round Rock High ... tabbed Texas 5A second-team all-state in football as a senior ... two-time USA Today and Track & Field News All-American (shot put/discus) ... won the Texas 5A shot put and discus titles as a senior and sophomore (injured as a junior) ... set a state discus record (208-8) and became just the third athlete in state history to break 70 feet (71-2) in the shot in 1996 ... qualified for Jr. Nationals and the U.S. Junior Pan-Am team in 1995.
Born 10/5/77 in Houston, Texas ... full name is Roger Adrian Roesler ... majored in education ... earned a spot on the Athletic Director's Honor Roll in four of his first five semesters at UT.