Rams Add Offensive Lineman; 2 Games With Wash St

FORT COLLINS -- Colorado State football has added needed depth to its offensive line. Head coach Mike Bobo announced that Louisville graduate transfer T.J. Roundtree will join the program.

The 6-foot-6, 315-pound offensive tackle has one year of eligibility remaining after spending the 2015-17 seasons with the Cardinals. Over the last two seasons, Roundtree appeared in 18 games, including all 13 games in 2016 when the redbirds went 9-4.

Prior to his time at Louisville, Roundtree played the 2014 season at Eastern Arizona Community College, making three starts. Roundtree was a three-sport athlete at P.K. Yonge High School in Gainesville, Fl. The athletic big man lettered in basketball, football and track and field.

Roundtree’s addition is big for a program that has to replace three all-Mountain West performers from 2017.

He is the second player from a power 5 conference to sign with CSU this spring. The Rams also landed quarterback K.J. Carta-Samuels from Washington, after it was initially announced the veteran signal caller would sign with Chip Kelly at UCLA.

Future Schedules: CSU schedules pair of games with Washington State.

Colorado State and Washington State announced Friday that the programs would play a home-and-home series. The Rams will play the Cougars in Pullman, Wash., on Sept. 17, 2022, and will host the Cougars in Fort Collins on Sept. 2, 2023.

 "We will continue to be very aggressive in our non-conference scheduling," head coach Mike Bobo said.

"That serves our football team well in preparing for a very tough Mountain West schedule, and serves our fans well especially when those opponents from Power 5 conferences come to our fantastic stadium in Fort Collins."

Between 2018 and 2028, the Rams currently have 18 games scheduled against power 5 opponents. CSU will play seven games against the Pac-12, six against the SEC, four against the Big 12 and one against the Big 10

"The strength of our future football scheduling is a high priority as we continue to define our aspirations as an athletics department and as a university," Joe Parker said.

"We also are continuing to see the positive effect of our spectacular on-campus stadium and its ability to attract institutions from Power 5 conferences to come to Colorado State and bring their fans to Fort Collins."

FUTURE COLORADO STATE NON-CONFERENCE FOOTBALL SCHEDULES

2018

DATE              DAY                OPPONENT                SITE

Aug. 31           Friday              vs. Colorado^                  Denver, Colo. (Sports Authority Field at Mile High)

Sept. 8           Saturday             Arkansas                      Fort Collins, Colo.

Sept. 15          Saturday         at Florida                         Gainesville, Fla. (Ben Hill Griffin Stadium)

Sept. 22         Saturday             Illinois State                 Fort Collins, Colo.

 

2019

DATE              DAY                OPPONENT                SITE

Aug. 31           Saturday            vs. Colorado^               Denver, Colo. (Sports Authority Field at Mile High)

Sept. 7           Saturday             Western Illinois          Fort Collins, Colo.

Sept. 14          Saturday            at Arkansas                   Fayetteville, Ark. (Razorback Stadium)

Sept. 21          Saturday            Toledo                         Fort Collins, Colo.

 

2020

DATE              DAY                OPPONENT                SITE

Sept. 5           Saturday             Colorado                      Fort Collins, Colo.

Sept. 12          Saturday         at Oregon State                Corvallis, Ore. (Reser Stadium)

Sept. 19         Saturday             Northern Colorado       Fort Collins, Colo.

Sept. 26          Saturday         at Vanderbilt                     Nashville, Tenn. (Vanderbilt Stadium)

 

2021

DATE              DAY                OPPONENT                SITE

Sept. 11          Saturday            Vanderbilt                    Fort Collins, Colo.

Sept. 18          Saturday            at Toledo                      Toledo, Ohio (Glass Bowl)

Sept. 25          Saturday               at Iowa                         Iowa City, Iowa (Kinnick Stadium)

 

2022

DATE              DAY                OPPONENT                SITE

Sept. 17          Saturday         Washington State        Pullman, Wash. (Martin Stadium)

2024

None

2023

DATE              DAY                OPPONENT                SITE

Sept. 2           Saturday         Washington State      Fort Collins, Colo.

2024

None

2025

DATE              DAY                OPPONENT                SITE

Sept. 6           Saturday             Texas Tech                 Fort Collins, Colo.

Sept. 27          Saturday            at Vanderbilt                 Nashville, Tenn. (Vanderbilt Stadium)

2026

DATE              DAY                OPPONENT                SITE

Sept. 12          Saturday            at Texas Tech                Lubbock, Texas (Jones AT&T Stadium)

Sept. 26          Saturday            Vanderbilt                    Fort Collins, Colo.

 

2027

DATE              DAY                OPPONENT                SITE

Sept. 4           Saturday         Arizona                       Fort Collins, Colo.

 

2028

DATE            DAY              OPPONENT                 SITE

Sept. 2          Saturday       at Arizona                            Tucson, Ariz. (Arizona Stadium)

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