With a career that started with a National Championship berth and Marcus Mariota and that will end with him as the program’s all-time leading scorer, Royce Freeman has cemented himself as an Oregon Football legend. The senior running back’s 2017 season has gone much like the rest of his career, banged up from his deservedly heavy workload, Freeman has refused to slow down. As much is evident with his four touchdown performance against Arizona in Week 12, though that came after a touchdown drought without starting quarterback Justin Herbert in the lineup. Freeman hopes to continue the trend this week in a Civil War showdown with rivaled Oregon State in what will be his final act at Autzen Stadium. You won’t hear it from the man himself, but those around Royce Freeman can find little reason not to compare him to the all-time greats at the position. The stats back it up too. With just two games remaining in his career, Freeman sits as the NCAA’s ninth all-time leading rusher, as the PAC-12’s second, and as Oregon’s first in both yardage and scoring. Listen below to a full story on the conclusion of the storied back’s career.
Royce Freeman Readies for Final Act at Auzten (by Alex Castle)