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The intelligent linebacker saw the most playing time in his career, staying on the field for every single defensive Raiders snap. He totaled 1,076 snaps (998 defensive, 78 special teams), according to Football Outsiders. The only Raiders linebacker close was LB
Roach led the Raiders defense with 112 tackles (83 solo) and was second in sacks with 5.5. He also recorded the first interception of his career and had a career-best 4 forced fumbles.
In addition to his hard work on the field, Roach was active in the community off the field. He participated in bagging groceries for seniors during the off-season, supported the Madden-Mariucci Bocce Ball Tournament and signed autographs in exchange for toys for Toys for Tots.