Meet The Newest Cowboy: Desmond Roland
Desmond Roland
Desmond Roland

Posted Feb 1, 2011

Desmond Roland is a 6-2, 204-pound standout athlete from Dallas (Lake Highlands), Texas who could play both wide receiver and running back for the Cowboys.

WR/RB Desmond Roland
6-2, 204, 4.5
Dallas (Lake Highlands), Texas
Senior Honors: MVP District 5A-9, first team All-District 5A-9, SuperPrep All Region (No. 50 ranked player in Texas), Scout 4-star recruit, Scout No. 15 national ranking at WR, second team Texas Football Magazine Super Team, Texas Football Magazine Top 30 Running Back, Texas Football Magazine Top 300 Prospect, Dallas Morning News Top 100 Area Prospect.
Junior Honors: First team All-District 5A-9.
Senior Stats: 150 carries for 1,300 yards (8.7 ypc), 21 TDs, 10 receptions for 96 yards.
Junior Stats: 148 carries for 1,216 yards (8.2 ypc), 12 TDs, 27 receptions for 504 yards (18.6 ypc), 6 TDs.
Sophomore Stats: 99 carries for 834 yards (8.4 ypc), 5 TDs, 21 receptions for 328 yards (15.6 ypc), 4 TDs.
Other schools recruited by: Arkansas, Arizona, Baylor, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina, Purdue, TCU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech.
Greg Powers Signing Day Evaluation: Roland is a very versatile player who could play a number of spots well in college. On offense he could be an excellent wide receiver or running back and on defense he could be a great safety, but he still has the frame to grow in to an outside linebacker. Because he is a threat with the ball in his hands it would make sense for him to stick on offense and in time he may develop in to a multi-functional weapon.

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