DOB: 16 July 1910
Died: 6 June 1945
Number: 6 1932-1936
Games: 36 (48 total)
Defender and half-forward who debuted in 1932 and played the rest of the season but managed just two matches the next year. Unable to secure a permanent spot in the Redleg lineup Roberts was cleared to Essendon before the 1936 season, and trained with them throughout the year before returning to the Demons to play four more games.
He did make it to Essendon in 1937, and played 12 games for the Bombers before signing for VFA side Prahran the next year. He spent two seasons at the Two Blues before enlisting in the army (2/21st Infantry Battalion) for World War II. Roberts was captured by the Japanese during the Battle of Ambon in 1942 and died of illness brought on by years of maltreatment in June 1945.
Before his football career he played junior representative cricket for Victoria.