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#22
Evan Royster
Carries Yards TD
208 1014 6
Team: Penn State Nittany LionsHeight: 6-1 Born: 11/26/1987
Position: RBWeight: 213 Hometown: Fairfax, VA
Class-Eligibility: GS-Sr


Scouting Report
Royster decided to pull his name from the draft after his junior season and returned to Penn State in 2010. He rushed for 1,014 yards to finish his career as the school's career leader with 3,932, passing Hall of Famer Curt Warner. Royster also became the first Penn State player with three 1,000-yard rushing seasons after running for 1,236 as a sophomore in 2008 and 1,169 in 2009. He had his best receiving season as a senior, catching 25 balls for 202 yards and a touchdown. Royster, who had nine rushes for 38 yards and a TD in the East-West Shrine Game, is a solid inside runner but isn't an explosive back and lacks breakaway speed. He isn't a powerful runner and struggles to gain yards after contact. Among RBs at the NFL combine, Royster finished as a top performer in the 20-yard shuttle as he was tied for eighth with a time of 4.18 seconds. Royster will likely fall to the second day of the draft and could be selected as high as the fifth round.

Career Rushing/Receiving Stats

Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2006 PSU  2 0 0 - 0 0 0 - 0
2007 PSU  11 82 513 6.3 5 3 18 6.0 0
2008 PSU  13 191 1236 6.5 12 17 155 9.1 0
2009 PSU  13 205 1169 5.7 6 16 187 11.7 2
2010 PSU  13 208 1014 4.9 6 25 202 8.1 1
Career   52 686 3932 5.7 29 61 562 9.2 3

Career Returning Stats

Year Team G Punt Returns Yds Avg TDs Kick Returns Yds Avg TDs
2009 PSU  13 6 8 1.3 0 0 0 - 0
Career   52 6 8 1.3 0 0 0 - 0

Offensive Logs

  Passing Rushing Receiving
Date Opp Cmp Att Yds Pct TDs Int Long Car Yds Avg TDs Long Rec Yds Avg TDs Long
9/4/2010 YSU 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 11 40 3.6 0 13 3 18 6.0 0 6
9/11/2010 @ Ala 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 9 32 3.6 0 11 2 -6 -3.0 0 0
9/18/2010 KentSt 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 11 38 3.5 1 15 1 7 7.0 0 7
9/25/2010 Temple 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 26 187 7.2 0 50 1 6 6.0 0 6
10/2/2010 @ Iowa 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 10 56 5.6 0 26 2 8 4.0 0 5
10/9/2010 Ill 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 11 35 3.2 0 8 0 0 - 0 -
10/23/2010 @ Minn 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 10 62 6.2 1 29 3 24 8.0 0 12
10/30/2010 Mich 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 29 150 5.2 2 20 1 7 7.0 0 7
11/6/2010 NW 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 25 134 5.4 0 20 4 45 11.3 1 19
11/13/2010 @ OhioSt 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 16 49 3.1 0 8 2 4 2.0 0 5
11/20/2010 @ Ind 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 16 48 3.0 1 11 2 38 19.0 0 19
11/27/2010 MSU 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 14 85 6.1 1 11 0 0 - 0 -
1/1/2011 Fla 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 20 98 4.9 0 23 4 51 12.8 0 30