By The Telegram

Zach Roth, a former All-State football at Holcomb High School and All-Jayhawk Conference lineman at Garden City Community, signed a rookie free agent contract on Saturday with the New England Patriots.

Roth, a 6-foot-6, 319-pound offensive lineman, completed his college career last year with Texas Christian University where the offensive right tackle helped the Horned Frogs to a Rose Bowl championship over Wisconsin to complete a perfect 13-0 season and a No. 2 ranking in the final polls of the 2010-11 season.

Roth is a 2006 graduate of Holcomb High School where he starred for the Longhorns. He played two seasons for the Busters under coach Lucas Aslin before heading to TCU.

Miller in Texas: Former Scott City standout Guy Miller, who graduated from Colorado State University, is a rookie still trying to make the Houston Texans. The 6-foot-3, 303-pounder played nose guard at Colorado State.

The Texans are playing host tonight to the New York Jets.