Quickly: Will try to move up the depth chart on the defensive line in his first year.
Junior College: Was a two-year letterwinner at defensive tackle.
High School: Earned all-region honors two times at defensive tackle, while lettering three seasons.
Personal: Born Feb. 3, 1981 in Mesa, Ariz... Son of Jonna and Grant Roper... Has three siblings... Major is accounting and he would like to attend law school after graduation... Hobbies include play station and basketball.