Courtney Roland is a reporter for Rivals.com’s Texas A&M website called AggieYell.com, who reportedly went missing after last texting her friends Saturday night about being followed by a “suspicious man” in a blue truck. First reports of Roland’s disappearance suggested that she was last seen reporting on on the Texas elite football camp tryouts in the Houston area at around 4 P.M. on Saturday. However, a recent report suggests that Roland was last seen Sunday afternoon in the Houston Galleria area. Her full name is Courtney Faye Roland.
Update (1/8/2018; 9:51 A.M. EST): Roland’s father reports that his 29-year-old daughter has been found. He told KHOU 11 News that police found his missing daughter unharmed. She has reportedly been taken to a hospital for evaluation. The night before, officers discovered Courtney’s white Jeep Cherokee alone in a parking lot. They also said that they found her purse at a nearby business. Once again, Courtney Faye Roland has been found unharmed.
We do have Ms. Roland's vehicle, a white Jeep, found by officers overnight in a parking lot at 5006 Westheimer. Her phone and other items were inside the vehicle. Her purse was found at a nearby business. #HouNews https://t.co/IrMzu9Xr2v
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) January 8, 2018
Courtney Roland’s friend, Autumn Vara, took to Facebook to write, “Hi guys, as of 1/7/18 we have filed a missing persons report for Courtney Roland. She was last confirmed seen 1/6/18 at 4 pm leaving football camp in Houston. The last communication was via text at 12:30 am 1/7/18. She was worried that she was being followed by a blue truck leaving Walgreens, location unknown. Last heard wearing Remington hat and camo and in a white Jeep Cherokee. PLEASE SHARE and reach out to any of us or missing persons at 832-394-1840. Prayers out to her family during this difficult time.”
Vara spoke with KPRC-TV and told them that Courtney had texted her saying that the “suspicious man” followed her home in a blue truck. When Roland parked in her drive, the suspicious man reportedly looped around and parked right behind her. When Roland exited her vehicle, the blue truck reportedly sped off and that was the last time Vara heard from her friend. She was supposed to meet up with Roland that night, but she hasn’t heard from her since receiving that text message about the “suspicious man.”
Brian Perroni, a recruiting insider for 247Sports, tweeted that Roland was spotted on Sunday afternoon in the Houston Galleria area, wearing an orange Remington hat and a camo fleece.
A little more news on Courtney Roland. She was in the Houston Galleria area this afternoon. Camo fleece with an orange Remington hat. Please call HPD missing persons if anyone saw someone with that description @CourtneyRivals
— Brian Perroni (@Perroni247) January 8, 2018
Perroni has not provided any more information as he said that he doesn’t want to compromise the mission. He is reported to be with the Roland family as this story develops.
Who Is Courtney Roland?
— Courtney Faye Roland (@CourtneyRivals) July 11, 2017
Courtney Roland is a native-born Texan. She is also a journalist who has been working for Rivals.com since 2008, covering Texas A&M football, national recruiting and high school sports, according to her website. She worked as a reporter, videographer, and editor for Rivals.com’s Texas A&M’s website AggieYell.com. Yahoo owns Rivals, which is a network of website mostly focusing on college basketball and football, particularly regarding recruiting.
She is a graduate of Texas A&M (class of 2010) with a degree in communications and journalism. While enrolled in Texas A&M, Roland worked as a student writer and copyeditor for the AgriLeader, a magazine that has both physical and digital copies.
Roland has also found work as a model, employed by Houston-based Neal Hamil Modeling Agency. She has modeled for 16 years and once represented Spring, Texas, in the Miss Texas Teen USA Pageant, according to her website. She’s been “featured in print ads, commercials and live runway events.”
In 2010, she worked as an intern for KPRC-TV. She also worked as a sideline reporter for Texas A&M radio broadcasts and as a reporter for Fox Sports Southwest. She began covering Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel while he was still in high school.
“Its been a fun ride covering Johnny Manziel through the high school recruiting process, at Texas A&M and throughout the 2014 NFL Draft,” she wrote on her website. Producing ‘Started from the Bottom Now Johnny’s Here’ brought back memories of all the thrilling moments of Johnny Football’s career thus far.”
She produces a weekly AggieYell podcast for Rivals. She wrote on her website that “The AggieYell Podcast is a weekly show I host, produce and edit for all sports fans. Each week I contact special guests to have on and talk with me about current sports news and all things Texas A&M football and recruiting. I use a soundboard and skype to create a free and fun show for all sports fans. Episodes can be found on iTunes and PodBean.”
Roland also employed by the Mossy Oak Outdoor Sports and Entertainment network on the Pursuit Channel, with the job of on-air host and narrator for the show Remington Country.
“I love God, family, friends, hunting, fishing and football,” Roland wrote on her Twitter profile, “@CourtneyRivals.”
The 29-year-old blonde-haired reporter has also appeared on Houston Texans coverage with John McClain, Sports Radio 610 in Houston, HoustonSportsTalk.net and 1560 Yahoo! Sports Radio.
Once again, Courtney Faye Roland has been found unharmed.