Former Seattle Seahawks Offensive Tackle
Emcee Ray Roberts presents the 2019 Keynote speakers
Richard Ray Roberts, Jr. (b. June 3, 1969) is a retired American professional football player. He played nine seasons in the National Football League as an offensive tackle. Born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina, Roberts graduated from Asheville High School in 1987 and played college football at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, where he won the Jacobs Trophy in 1990 & 1991 as the ACC's top blocker. At 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) and over 300 lbs. (136 kg), he was the tenth overall selection in the 1992 NFL Draft, taken by the Seattle Seahawks. After four seasons in Seattle, he finished his career with the Detroit Lions. He is currently employed with the Special Olympics International as the Director of Unified Champion Schools.