By Esteban Ramirez Sports Editor As the ball kissed off the glass and went through the net, fans in the Icardo Center erupted in cheers. The next day Outland witnessed her high school jersey being retired at Lynwood High in Compton, Calif. Her determination and motivation became different. While her peers busied themselves with other activities, Outland was usually playing at a gym or a park.
Even as a youth, he had interest in football: he and one of his friends sold programs before football games at the Cotton Bowl stadium in Dallas.
He won the Outland Trophy as the nation's top college lineman in That same year, he was a consensus All-America selection. He went on to be named to the College Football Hall of Fame in However, he never played in a regular season NFL game.
He was the head coach of the Continental Football League's Richmond Roadrunners when he was hired to coach the Saints. His first game came five days later at Tulane Stadium against the Detroit Lions. The Saints' success did not carry over following Dempsey's miracle kick.
A loss the next week to the Miami Dolphins started a six-game losing streak which left the Saints with a mark for the season. With the second pick in the NFL Draft , Roberts and Mecom selected Ole Miss quarterback Archie Manning , who became the cornerstone for the woebegone franchise for the next decade.
In Manning's first NFL game, his two-yard touchdown run on the game's final play gave the Saints a victory over the Los Angeles Rams , the same team which defeated the Saints in the franchise's first game in New Orleans regressed sharply in , falling back to , and Roberts was fired shortly after a preseason loss to the New England Patriots on August 25, Roberts went on to run an oil and gas business in Oklahoma City.