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Getting to know: Andre Roberts

ASHBURN, Va. -- The latest in a season-long series, trying to give you a little more insight into some of the Washington Redskins. This week: receiver Andre Roberts.

Position: Receiver

Age: 26

College: The Citadel

Best season: In 2012, Roberts caught 64 passes for 759 yards and five touchdowns.

Biggest obstacle you have overcome: I don’t know. Other than the small school thing ... You just have to go into it with a different mentality. Honestly, I’m always like I can overcome anything.

Person you most admire: My dad. He’s always been there for me -- both my parents have always been there for me. They come to every one of my games. They’ve been to every game I’ve played since high school and college and in the NFL since I went to Arizona -- and they live on the east coast.

Best moment in football: It was my sophomore year against Furman University when I was at The Citadel. We beat them by three points, something like 54-51 in overtime (Oct. 13, 2007). It was just a great game. I almost returned a punt for a touchdown, helped the team score at the end of the game and had a really great game as a receiver. I’ll always remember that game. I’ve done some things in the NFL that I’ll always remember, too, but that whole game was pretty sweet. (Note: Roberts caught nine passes for 122 yards and a touchdown in this game).

Favorite off-field activity: Golf. Golf is my game. When I’m not playing football I’m trying to work on my game. I’m a 10.2 handicap now. It’s been about two and a half years since I started out in Arizona. There is a course on almost every corner out there, so you can get your golf in. I can hit the ball pretty far and my short game is good. Me and Colt [McCoy] play a lot and he’ll tell you my short game is pretty good. I need to get better with my irons if I want to get my handicap into single digits, but I can drive it pretty well -- and straight -- and my short game is pretty good.

Something people don’t know about you: The fact that I was born in Alaska. I have a military background and I’m sure a lot of people know that by now. But I only lived there for two years, so I don’t remember too much. We went from Alaska to Texas -- I moved around a lot.

Most overrated part of being a pro athlete: I don’t think there are too many things that are overrated. But I feel we are held to a higher standard. We get a lot more things, but we are held to a higher standard and we have to be a certain way all the time.

Most underrated part: How much we have to work to get in the positions that we’re in. A lot of people see what we do on Sundays, but they don’t understand how much we go in the offseason from March until the end of minicamp and OTAs and then in the summer when there’s no football, but we’re out working and trying to get ready for camp, and then you go straight into the season and then to the playoffs. Most people don’t realize how much we work.