Another player coming off his best season as a Cowboy ... Has been a contributor on special teams and as a running back during his career.
2012 (Sophomore): Led all OSU rushers (who have more than 20 carries) with an average of 6.5 yards per rush ... Finished fourth on the team with four rushing touchdowns ... Broke the 100-yard mark for the first time in his career with 104 yards and three scores against Savannah State in the season opener ... Ran for 56 yards and a TD against Louisiana ... Rushed for 52 yards on just seven carries against Texas Tech ... Gained 18 yards against Iowa State and 20 vs. Texas ... Had an 80-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against Kansas State ... Did not play against Kansas ... Has three runs this season of 24 yards or more, including a career-long 42 yards vs. Savannah State ... Had nine carries for 51 yards against Purdue, including a 22-yard run.
2011 (Freshman): Carried 17 times for 95 yards as a true freshman ... Rushed for 61 yards on eight carries in his NCAA debut vs. Louisiana ... That total included a 30-yard run ... Carried seven times for 27 yards vs. Kansas.
High School: Coached by Scott Smith ... Rushed for 1,300 yards as a senior with an 8.7-yard average and 21 touchdowns ... Ran for 1,200 yards as a junior ... Ran for 54 scores during his career ... Was nationally ranked as a prospect at running back and receiver ... Scout ranked him No. 15 among America's receiver prospects and the No. 12 prospect in Texas ... A second-team member of the Super Team as selected by Texas Football ... Dallas Morning News all-area selection ... The No. 50 prospect in Texas as selected by SuperPrep ... Also played basketball and competed in track and field ... Active with Young Life and the AVID college prep program ... Recruited by Arkansas, Arizona, Ole Miss, Nebraska, North Carolina, TCU and Texas A&M.
Personal: Desmond Lamont Roland II was born April 8, 1992, in Midwest City, Okla. ... Son of Carolyn and Desmond Roland ... His sister was an All-American distance runner at Grambling State ... Choosing between sports management and business management majors.