Kentucky WR Matt Roark joining Pats

April, 30, 2012
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Undrafted Kentucky wide receiver Matt Roark will join the Patriots, according to the official Twitter account of the Kentucky football program.

A quarterback at North Cobb High School (Kennesaw, Ga.), Roark converted to receiver at Kentucky, where he caught passes his first three seasons from former Kentucky and current Patriots quarterback Mike Hartline.

At 6-foot-5, 214 pounds, Roark played in 12 games last season for the Wildcats, catching 36 passes for 349 yards and one touchdown. In 2010, as a junior, Roark had 12 catches for 170 yards.

Roark is also a presence on special teams, and is tied for the most blocked kicks in Kentucky history with seven (six extra points, one field goal).

Last season, Roark had 30 rushing attempts for 180 yards, used under center in the team's 'Wildcat' package. 24 of his rushes came against Tennessee, when Roark filled in for injured quarterback Maxwell Smith and led the Wildcats to their first win over the Vols since 1984.

In October 2010, Roark was arrested and charged with DUI after hitting a parked car in Lexington, Ky. His blood alcohol content was .192, more than twice the legal limit. He received a one-game suspension from Kentucky.

Mike Rodak

ESPN Buffalo Bills reporter

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