Roberts, a senior, is enrolled in a cooperative educational exchange program at Clemson that allows him to play elsewhere. He graduated from Furman's pre-engineering program in three years and is now getting his mechanical engineering degree from Clemson.
"The drive back and forth sometimes gets a little monotonous," Roberts told Manie Robinson of The Greenville News. "That takes a lot of time out of the day that I could use for studying for class, studying film, or taking a nap. Being able to manage my time is the most difficult part, but it's been going well."
Furman and Clemson are separated by 30 miles, and it takes about 40 minutes to drive from one university to the other.
"This was my best opportunity to play high-level football and study engineering," said Roberts, who's battling for the Paladins' starting job. "I jumped at the chance."