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Evan Royster
RB #26
Height:
6-0
Weight:
207
College:
Penn State
Hometown:
Chantilly, Va.
Experience:
4

Transactions:

  • Drafted by the Washington Redskins in the sixth round (177th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.

Transactions:

  • Drafted by the Washington Redskins in the sixth round (177th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.

PRO

  • D.C.-area native and prolific college running back who flourished late in his rookie season in 2011.
  • Enters 2014 having appeared in 32 career games with two starts, rushing 81 times for 416 yards (5.1 avg) and two touchdowns.
  • Had a four-yard receiving touchdown in his only career postseason game (1/6/13 vs. SEA).

2013 (Redskins)

  • Appeared in 10 games, primarily contributing on special teams.
  • Caught one pass for three yards before leaving with an injury versus Kansas City (12/8).
  • Placed on Reserve/Injured list on Dec. 10.

2012 (Redskins)

  • Played in all 16 regular season games.
  • Rushed 23 times for 89 yards (3.8 avg) with two touchdowns and posting career highs in receptions (15) and receiving yards (109).
  • In his first career postseason action, caught one pass for four yards, a four-yard touchdown reception in the NFC Wild Card Round vs. SEA (1/6).

2011 (Redskins)

  • Signed to the active roster from the practice squad on Nov. 22, and played in six games, with two starts.
  • Totaled 328 rushing yards on 56 carries, and had nine receptions for 68 yards.
  • Made his first career start against Minnesota in Week 16.
  • Had 132 yards rushing his first start, which was the most by a Redskins rookie running back since Reggie Brooks rushed for a rookie-team-record 154 yards on Sept. 19, 1993.

 

College

  • Over his career at Penn State, he amassed 686 rushes for 3,932 yards (5.7 avg), and 29 touchdowns.
  • During his senior year, be became Penn State’s career rushing leader as well as the leader in rushing attempts.
  • Was the first player in school history to have three 1,000-yard rushing season’s.
  • Tied for fifth in his school history in 100-yard rushing games (15) and rushing touchdowns (29).
  • Finished fourth in career all-purpose yards (4,502).
  • Earned second-team All-Big Ten honors as a senior after rushing for 1,014 yards and six touchdowns on six carries.
  • Became only the seventh Nittany Lion to be named all-conference three times.

 

Personal

  • Attended Westfield High School (Va.)
  • Finished his career with 6,384 rushing yards on 750 carries (8.5 avg) and 90 touchdowns.
  • As a senior he rushed 2,200 yards and 30 touchdowns.
  • He was name first-team all-state and selected first-team All-Met by the Washington Post.
  • Helped lead Westfield to the 2003 Virginia AAA Division 6 state championship, while rushing for 1,690 yards and 22 touchdowns in his sophomore year.
  • Also played lacrosse and scored 33 goals as a senior. He participated in the North-South All-American lacrosse game.
  • Was recruited to play lacrosse by perennial powers Johns Hopkins and Virginia.
  • His older brother, Brandon, played football at Stanford from 2000-03.
  • In 2013, participated in NBC4's Health & Fitness Expo in Washington, DC, which offered information to attendees on maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
  • In 2012, participated in the team's 80th Anniversary Thank You Tour throughout Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Also led an exercise station at the WRCF Play 60 Mini-Combine.
  • Born on Nov. 26, 1987.
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 32 81 2.5 416 5.1 13 2 28 25 30.9 2 0 0
2013 WAS 10 2 0.2 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0
2012 WAS 16 23 1.4 88 3.8 5.5 2 12 8 34.8 0 0 0
2011 WAS 6 56 9.3 328 5.9 54.7 0 28 17 30.4 2 0 0
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 32 25 180 7.2 5.6 25 0 1 0 6 0
2013 WAS 10 1 3 3 0.3 3 0 0 0 0 0
2012 WAS 16 15 109 7.3 6.8 25 0 1 0 2 0
2011 WAS 6 9 68 7.6 11.3 16 0 0 0 4 0
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 32 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2013 WAS 10 4 3 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 WAS 16 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 WAS 6 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 32 2 39 19.5 22 0 1 0 0 0
2013 WAS 10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 WAS 16 2 39 19.5 22 0 1 0 0 0
2011 WAS 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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  • RB Evan Royster Gives Redskins The Lead

    Posted Aug 18, 2014

    RB Evan Royster smashes into the end zone for a 2-yard rushing touchdown to put the Redskins ahead 7-3.

  • Royster 4-yard TD catch

    Posted Jan 6, 2013

    Robert Griffin III hits RB Evan Royster in the end zone for a 4-yard touchdown and take the lead 7-0 on the opening drive.

  • Evan Royster 4-yard TD

    Posted Dec 16, 2012

    Evan Royster runs left for a 4-yard touchdown extending the Redskins lead over the Browns 31-14.

  • Royster 2-yard TD run

    Posted Nov 4, 2012

    Redskins Evan Royster runs up the middle for a 2-yard touchdown.

  • Evan Royster: 9-6

    Posted Sep 6, 2012

    Redskins running back Evan Royster spoke with the media before practice on Thursday.