Royster Goes to Redskins
Evan Royster Penn State
FightOnState.com
Posted Apr 30, 2011


Penn State's career rushing leader was taken in the sixth round of the NFL Draft.

The waiting game has finally ended for Penn State career rushing leader Evan Royster. Royster, who returned to Happy Valley for his senior season in 2010 after considering entering the NFL early, was taken in the sixth round of the 2011 Draft.

He now is tasked with earning a roster spot with a Washington Redskins outfit he watched while growing up in Fairfax, Va. But that can only happen when the NFL lockout ends.

Royster was just the second Nittany Lion taken in the draft, following second-round pick Stefen Wisniewski (Oakland Raiders). Royster was the 177th overall pick.

A three-year starter, Royster's senior season was arguably his worst. His drew the ire of head coach Joe Paterno for adding weight last summer and proceeded to average a career-low 4.9 yards per carry.

Nevertheless, he still pushed his career rushing total to 3,932 yards, easily beating the old record (3,398) set by Curt Warner three decades earlier.


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