November 29, 2021
"Changing Lives, Improving Communities"

DITR: Payten Roberts

Payten Roberts is a 5’8, 165 pound running back and outside line backer for Delta Charter in Ferriday, Louisiana. This season, Peyton has 112 carries for 820 rushing yards and averages 7.3 yards a carry. He has 7 receptions for 54 receiving yards averaging 7.7 yards. Defensively he has 36 solo tackles, 34 assists for 70 total tackles. Payten also has a heap of awards he received from football and baseball. His awards for football include Outstanding offensive skill, Outstanding defensive skill, Coaches Award, All Parish, and 2 time All-District. For baseball his awards include Defensive Player of the Year 2020, and All Parish 2020. He was also awarded the Heisman High School Scholarship. He is also a member of the National Society of High School Scholars and the National Society of Leadership and Success.

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Tell me a little bit about yourself.

I’m from Ferriday, LA. I like to train and workout on my off time. I also like to be in the woods hunting and fishing.

How did you start playing football?

I started at a very early age through a peewee in Vidalia, LA since 2nd grade all the way through high school.

What keeps you motivated?

The people around me. My family. I have the responsibility to train and make it. To prove to others, I can be a great athlete.

How do you prepare for a game?

I wake up at 6, Head to school for a 7 breakfast, go to school, go back home to eat. Make sure I have everything and get ready for the game.

What is an important lesson that you have learned from football?

Knowing you have to work together. It’s a big part of life.

What are some of your greatest strengths?

My heart and my drive to accomplish things. My self-motivation, I don’t like to lose.

What do you think sets you apart from other players?

I don’t think there’s anyone who can outhustle me. I never give up. My opponent may be bigger, faster, stronger, but I won’t give up.