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.READ MORE: Report: FDA, CDC To Call For Pause Of Using Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Due To Blood Clot Concerns
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.READ MORE: Mt. Carmel Baptist Church To Hold COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
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.MORE NEWS: Optimism On The Horizon As Vaccination Rates Continue, Herd Immunity No Longer A Distant Hope
He’s still within reach of another achievement, 217 yards short of becoming the first Nittany Lion with three 1,000-yard rushing seasons.