Ex-NFL defensive back Terrell Roberts killed in California shooting

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Former Oregon State defensive back Terrell Roberts, who returned a fumble for a touchdown in the Beavers' 41-9 Fiesta Bowl win over Notre Dame in 2001, was shot and killed at his grandmother's home Wednesday.

Roberts, who played cornerback with the Cincinnati Bengals from 2003 to 2004, was at his grandmother's home in Richmond when someone entered the backyard and shot him. They said he looked to be about 20 to 35 years old and 250 pounds, and added that he wore a black shirt.

The Berkeley, California native attended Oregon State, before signing with the Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 2003.

Roberts' family said the former football player had no known enemies and was not "mixed up in anything bad", KPIX reported.

No suspects have been arrested. He racked up one career interception and 29 tackles in 23 appearances.

Roberts's former teammates spoke out on social media after the shooting.

"Man am exhausted of waking up everyday to bad news", retired defensive tackle Shaun Smith tweeted.

Current Oregon State coach Jonathan Smith was also a college teammate of Roberts's.

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