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Linebacker T.D. Roof joins IU football program


Coach Tom Allen and Athletics Director Fred Glass walk down "The Walk" prior to the Indiana football game on Sept. 23, 2017. IU will open up home play on Saturday against Virginia. Bobby Goddin Buy Photos

T.D. Roof, a 5-11, 215-pound true freshman linebacker from Georgia Tech, joined the IU football program Tuesday as a transfer per an IU athletics release.

Roof played in all 11 games for the Yellow Jackets during the 2017 season, posting 17 tackles and two sacks.   

"T.D. Roof is a young man that we recruited heavily in the previous recruiting cycle," IU Coach Tom Allen said. "We are thrilled to have him join us as a transfer from Georgia Tech. We're really excited about what he will bring to our linebacking corps and ultimately to our football program." 

According to the release, Roof is enrolled at IU for the 2018 spring semester, and will begin practicing with the Hoosiers this spring. He will have three years of eligibility remaining, starting with the fall 2019 season.

Roof attended Buford High School in Buford, Georgia, and was twice named an all-state selection. 

As a senior, Roof made 94 tackles on defense and rushed for 459 yards and 11 touchdowns on offense.

Roof's father, Ted, has 31 years of collegiate coaching experience and is currently the associate head coach, co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach at North Carolina State.  

Roof's twin  brother, Mic, is a quarterback at the University of Charlotte.

Cameron Drummond

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