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December 17, 2013

Coyote continues family tradition in sports

By Rick Mauch

For some, family history plays a big part of their path in life.

John F. Kennedy was destined to go into politics.

Peyton and Eli Manning were born to play football.

And Anthony Roberson knew at an early age that he would also follow in the footsteps of the rest of his family into sports. It led him to become a member of the Weatherford College Coyotes.

“It was always competitive around my house,” said Roberson, a San Antonio product. “My brother and I were going at it every day. My sisters, the same way.”

The Roberson family athletic history is a lengthy one. His father, John, played basketball at New Mexico State, while his mother, Lisa, was a volleyball player at the same school.

One older sister, Amber, played volleyball at the University of Texas and is now playing professionally in Puerto Rico. Another older sister, Ashlee, played basketball at Texas Tech and is now a pro in Finland.

A third sister, Arielle, is a redshirt sophomore on the basketball team at Colorado and was the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year last season.

And older brother Andre enjoyed a strong college career at Colorado and is now playing for Oklahoma City in the NBA.

“We call ourselves the A Team,” said Anthony, referring to the first letter of each of their names, along with each being so good at their respective sports.

Anthony, a 6-4 guard, didn’t blossom until his senior year of high school. He graduated early from San Antonio Wagner and then went to prep school in Las Vegas before coming to WC.

“I was young when I graduated because my parents put me in school early, and I had to get that extra year before I was ready for college ball,” said Roberson, who just turned 19. “But I went through two-a-days for seven months, and now I’m ready.”

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