STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (KDKA/AP) — Penn State tailback and Fairfax,Va., native Evan Royster is a reluctant front man for Penn State, a lead-by-example type player who would rather make his statement by piling up yardage.
He’s done exactly that during a four-year run in Happy Valley.
The school career rushing leader gets to play Saturday against Indiana at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., about 30 miles from where he grew up.
Royster could have already been playing Sundays at FedEx Field, but decided to stay for his senior year at Penn State instead of entering the NFL draft. However, his senior year hasn’t quite lived up to his expectations.
He’s still within reach of another achievement, 217 yards short of becoming the first Nittany Lion with three 1,000-yard rushing seasons.