STARKVILLE, MS - OCTOBER 11: Fans cheer during the game between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Auburn Tigers at Davis Wade Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Former 'Last Chance U' QB becomes latest to make jump to D-I

He started over John Franklin III at East Mississippi Community College.

Mississippi State is looking for a leader at quarterback with Dak Prescott gone and redshirt sophomore Elijah Staley transferring. What better way to add depth than find a guy who's played in college before and is already on campus? The Bulldogs have that in former JUCO quarterback Wyatt Roberts.

If you recognize the name it's likely because you are from the town of Scooba in Mississippi or you watched the Netflix documentary "Last Chance U" that chronicled EMCC's 2015 season. It featured Roberts and current Auburn quarterback John Franklin III who actually sat behind Roberts most of the year before breaking out for six touchdowns in the last game of the season.

This is the same JUCO that saw Chad Kelly go through a season after getting kicked out of Clemson. Kelly ended up getting a scholarship to Ole Miss and led the SEC in passing yards last season with over 4,000.


[h/t Saturday Down South]