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.
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.