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#21 Royce Freeman
Position: Running Back
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 230
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Imperial, Calif.
High School: Imperial HS
Experience: 1 Letter
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Season Stats Career Stats

2014 – The freshman sensation has already drawn comparisons to some of Oregon's past all-time greats and became the program's first true freshman 1,000-yard rusher in school history - and the top true freshman rusher in conference history . . . The Pac-12 Conference's Freshman Offensive Player of the Year (coaches) and first-team all-league choice (Athlon's, Phil Steele Magazine) led Oregon's rushing attack (91.0 avg.),  climbing to fifth in the conference in rushing while averaging 7.6 points and 101.5 all-purpose yards per outing . . . The 2014 Freshman All-American scored 18 touchdowns and tallied 1,523 all-purpose yards . . . Led the Pac-12 in touchdowns scored (tied for 12th nationally in rushing touchdowns). . .  Rumbled into the end zone twice to help secure a Rose Bowl victory over Florida State . . . Put together six 100-yard rushing efforts against UCLA (121 yards), Washington (169 yards), California (112), Colorado (105), Oregon State (135), and Arizona (114, Pac-12 Championships), in addition to falling two rushing yards shy of eclipsing the century mark vs. Stanford and one yard short at Utah . . . Hauled in a season-best three receptions for 52 yards to help lead the Ducks to a victory over the Cardinal . . . Ran for 89 yards (6.8 avg.) against Michigan State in addition to catching two passes for 22 yards . . . Accounted for a quartet of scores on the ground vs. the Huskies after running for a pair of TDs vs. the Spartans, South Dakota and UCLA . . . Logged two or more rushing touchdowns in seven outings . . .  Leading the Ducks in rushing on 10 of 15 occasions, added 75 yards in his first collegiate start at Washington State before rebounding the following week with 85 yards against Arizona . . . Capped his longest run of the year (38 yards) in the end zone vs. Michigan State and added a 37-yard scoring run against the Huskies . . . Threw his first TD pass as a collegian (26 yards to Marcus Mariota) vs. the visitors from Tucson . . . Was the recipient of the school's Casanova Award following the season as Oregon's top first-year standout.

BEFORE OREGON -- Rated among the top running backs in the country, the U.S. Army All-American is included on the Rivals250 listing as one of the top prospects in the state by 247 Sports . . . Accumulated 2,824 yards and 41 touchdowns rushing his senior year (11.0 avg.) in addition to catching eight passes for 116 yards and two more scores . . . Topped 300 rushing yards on three occasions in 2013, including a season-high 340 yards and five scores vs. Cibola (AZ) one week prior to tallying a season-best 21.6 yards per carry (194 yards) at Yuma (AZ) . . . Ran for five touchdowns in each of four of his first five games his final prep campaign . . . Proved equally adept against some of the nation’s best players, scoring three touchdowns in the West Team’s 28-6 win in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January . . . MaxPrep’s California Division II first-team all-state honoree also was crowned the state’s medium school’s Player of the Year by CalHi Sports . . . Characterized as a powerful runner with great balance, the Imperial Valley League’s Offensive Player of the Year also earned San Diego Section Offensive Player-of-the-Year acclaim after completing his high school career with a sectional-record 7,601 yards on the ground . . . Averaged 11.8 yards per carry over the course of his four seasons while tallying 111 rushing TDs . . . Accumulated a single-game school-record 353 rushing yards vs. Parker in addition to six touchdowns (5 rushing) against Central as a junior, finishing the year running for  2,482 yards and 34 touchdowns . . . The Tigers finished the 2013 season with an 11-1 record under head coach Kerry Legara following a loss to St. Augustine in the sectional semifinals.

PERSONAL — Family: One brother. High School: Imperial, 2014. Major: Psychology.

 

HONORS AND AWARDS
2015
Maxwell Award Watch List (National Player of the Year Award)
Doak Walker Award Watch List (Nation's Top Running Back)
Walter Camp Football Foundation Watch List (National Player of the Year Award)
2014
Pac-12 Freshman Offensive Player of the Year
1st-Team Pac-12 All-Conference (Athlon's, Phil Steele)
2nd-Team Pac-12 All-Conference (Coaches)
Freshman All-America (Athlon's, ESPN.com, FWAA, Scout, 247Sports)
Casanova Award (Team's 1st-Year Player of the Year)

FREEMAN'S CAREER BESTS
Points scored: 24 [t-3rd], Washington, 10/18/14
Touchdowns: 4 [t-3rd], Washington, 10/18/14
Rush attempts: 29 [t-10th], Washington, 10/18/14
Rush yards: 169 [19th], Washington, 10/18/14 (29 carries)
Rush TDs: 4 [t-2nd], Washington, 10/18/14
Long rush: 38, Michigan State, 09/06/14
Pass attempts: 1, Arizona, 10/02/14
Pass completions: 1, Arizona, 10/02/14
Pass yards: 26, Arizona, 10/02/14
Pass TDs: 1, Arizona, 10/02/14
Long pass: 26, Arizona, 10/02/14
Receptions: 3, Stanford, 11/01/14
Receiving yards: 52, Stanford, 11/01/14 (3 receptions)
Receiving TDs: 1 [t-45th], at Oregon State, 11/29/14
Long reception: 30, Stanford, 11/01/14
Total offense attempts: 29, Washington, 10/18/14 (29 rush,0 pass)
Total ofense yards: 169, Washington, 10/18/14 (169 rush,0 pass)
All-purpose yards: 173, Washington, 10/18/14
Tackles: 1, at Oregon State, 11/29/14 (1-0)