Nov 29, 2014; Clemson, SC, USA; A general view of the field prior to the game between the South Carolina Gamecocks and the Clemson Tigers at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

When the college football season kicks off, most students at Clemson University will cheer on the Tigers and dress up in school attire. In the case of Harris Roberts, he may actually start against the Tigers.

According to The Greenville News, Roberts plays quarterback at Furman University. It just so happens, Clemson’s 2018 season kicks off against Furman on Sept. 1.

Needless to say, his professors and fellow students are quite surprised when they learn where he plays football.

“Once they figure out that I play football at Furman, they’re kind of shell-shocked,” Roberts said, via The Greenville News. “They just kind of think it’s funny that they’re going to class with someone who is going to play against them.”

Roberts is competing in camp right now to become Furman’s starting quarterback. He saw time as a backup last season and completed nine of his 13 pass attempts. Roberts also showed off his dual-threat ability with 71 rushing yards on five carries.

If Roberts is named the starter, he will face Clemson’s stacked defense with one of the best defensive lines in the country. After it’s all over, he could see the same players who just hit him when he walks across campus or sits in class.

Matt Johnson
Writer at Sportsnaut. Journalism student at San Diego State University. Seen on MSN. Previously: eDraft, The Connection