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Eddie Royal
WR-KR #11
Height:
5-10
Weight:
185
Age:
28
College:
Virginia Tech
Hometown:
Chantilly, Va.
Experience:
7

Quick Stats (2013):

REC
47
YDS
631
AVG
13.4
TDS
8
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 276 2,972 10.8 93 18 31 262 8.5 71 0 9 4
2013 SD 15 3 47 631 13.4 54 8 3 21 7 15 0 1 1
2012 SD 10 2 23 234 10.2 31 1 3 22 7.3 11 0 1 0
2011 DEN 12 8 19 155 8.2 26T 1 7 48 6.9 11 0 -- --
2010 DEN 16 10 59 627 10.6 41 3 6 61 10.2 20 0 4 2
2009 DEN 14 12 37 345 9.3 20 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0
2008 DEN 15 15 91 980 10.8 93T 5 11 109 9.9 71 0 2 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultReceivingRushingFumbles
RecYdsAvgLngTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 HOU L 28-31 3 24 8 17 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 @PHI W 33-30 7 90 12.9 24 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @TEN L 17-20 2 34 17 15 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 DAL W 30-21 3 42 14 28 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 @OAK L 17-27 3 26 8.7 13 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
6 IND W 19-9 -- -- -- -- -- 1 4 4 4 0 -- --
7 @JAC W 24-6 4 69 17.3 29 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 @WAS L 24-30 4 56 14 21 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 DEN L 20-28 2 36 18 30 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 @MIA L 16-20 2 20 10 16 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 @KC W 41-38 4 87 21.8 54 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 CIN L 10-17 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
14 NYG W 37-14 3 13 4.3 7 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
15 @DEN W 27-20 3 46 15.3 20 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 OAK W 26-13 4 54 13.5 22 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
17 KC W 27-24 3 34 11.3 30 1 2 17 8.5 15 0 -- --

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Bio

Eddie Royal will be reunited in 2013 with new Chargers Head Coach Mike McCoy, his former offensive coordinator in Denver.               

Royal joined the Chargers as a free agent in 2012, ready to contribute as a slot receiver while handling the team’s punt return responsibilities. But a series of setbacks hampered the beginning of his career in San Diego. Royal suffered a groin injury during the first day of training camp and shortly thereafter, his mom fell ill and he found himself making several trips home to Virginia to be by her side.         

Despite the slow start in San Diego, Royal finished the year strong and he’s confident that a healthy season awaits and that he will have an opportunity to display his game-changing talents for Chargers fans in 2013.          

Compactly built at 5-10 and 185 pounds, Royal opened eyes at the NFL Combine in 2008 when he bench-pressed 225 pounds 24 times, most among all receivers. The Broncos made him a second round pick that year and he immediately let his presence be felt, racking up nine catches for 146 yards and a touchdown in his NFL debut against the Oakland Raiders. When the ’08 season concluded, Royal earned All-Rookie honors from both Pro Football Weekly and the Professional Football Writers of America, as well as The Sporting News after a season in which he posted the second-most catches by an NFL rookie, totaling 91 catches for 980 yards and five touchdowns. Royal also set Broncos rookie records in all three categories, he led all NFL rookies in those categories, and he became the league’s first player since the NFL merger in 1970 to record his team’s longest run, reception, kickoff return and punt return in the same season.

Royal’s sister, Capt. Christina Royal, is a graduate of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and she is currently a special agent in the United States Air Force’s Office of Special Investigations. She was the first-ever female regimental commander and the first-ever African-American regimental commander for the Corps of Cadets, where she was in charge of all the cadets at the school. Royal’s brother, Chris, played defensive back at Marshall University from 2002-05 and he later played in the Arena Football and AF2 Leagues. In 2007, Chris was the 2007 Spalding Rookie of the Year for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers of AF2. Currently, he is a graduate assistant coach at Marshall.               

Royal enjoys boxing as a means of staying in shape for the rigors of football. He also enjoys bowling, shooting pool, playing golf and basketball, and going to the movies.

TRANSACTION HISTORY: Second-round pick (42) by Denver, April 26, 2008...signed July 24...contract expired March 13, 2012...signed with Chargers, March 16.

2012: First touchdown catch of season (4 yards) to give Bolts 7-0 lead during Sept. 30 win at Kansas City...season-long 31-yard catch on 3rd-and-7 helped set up field goal in Dec. 30 season-ending win vs. Oakland. 2011: Injured groin Sept. 18 vs. Cincinnati and inactive next three games... caught 26-yard touchdown pass and returned punt career-long 85 yards for touchdown in 50th career game, 38-24 win at Oakland Nov. 6...second Bronco to return punt and catch touchdown in same game...30-yard touchdown catch in first playoff game Jan. 8 vs. Pittsburgh. 2010: Sixth in NFL with 11.9-yard punt return average...eight catches for season-high 113 yards and touchdown Oct. 3 at Tennessee, including season-long 41-yard catch. 2009: Set Denver record for receptions through player’s first two years (128) while totaling second-most receiving yards (1,325) during span...10 catches Oct. 11 vs. New England to tie as third-fastest player in NFL history to reach 100 career receptions ...AFC Special Teams Player of Week and AFC Special Teams Player of Month (October) after becoming 11th player in NFL history to return punt (71 yds.) and kickoff (93 yds.) for touchdown in same game, Oct. 19 at San Diego... kickoff return was fifth longest in Broncos’ history. 2008: All-Rookie pick by Pro Football Weekly/PFWA and The Sporting News...sixth in NFL with 1,829 combined yards, most among rookies in ’08 and third-most by Broncos rookie...seventh in league in kickoff return average (26.1 yds.)... made five plays of at least 50 yards...had team’s longest punt return of season (36 yards) Sept. 28 at Kansas City, along with longest kickoff return of season (95 yards) Nov. 2 vs. Miami, longest catch of season (93-yard touchdown) Nov. 6 at Cleveland and longest run of season (71 yards) Dec. 21 vs. Buffalo...95-yard kickoff return vs. Dolphins tied for third-longest in team history...Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of Week after nine catches for 146 yards and touchdown in Sept. 8 NFL debut at Oakland...was sixth-most receiving yards by player in debut game since 1960...game-winning two-point conversion following four-yard touchdown catch with 24 seconds left in game Sept. 14 vs. Chargers...inactive Oct. 12 vs. Jacksonville (ankle)...Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of Week after 164-yard effort at Cleveland Nov. 6, including 93-yard TD catch...added 74 return yards for 238 total yards from scrimmage vs. Browns...set Broncos rookie record with 11 catches in Dec. 28 season finale at San Diego.

COLLEGE: First-team All-ACC as senior...second-team All-ACC and Sports Illustrated honorable mention All-America as junior...school-record 4,686 all-purpose yards (1,778 receiving, 1,386 kickoff returns, 1,296 punt returns, 226 rushing)...set ACC punt return record...left school ranked fourth in receptions (119), fifth in receiving touchdowns (12) and sixth in receiving yards (1,778)...scored 16 career touchdowns: 12 on catches, three on returns and one rushing...also threw TD pass...played in 51 career games with 44 starts...played at Virginia Tech from 2004-07...degree in sociology.

PERSONAL: Born in Alexandria, Va....All-America and all-state receiver and return specialist at Westfield High in Chantilly, Va....led school to 14-0 record and Group AAA Division 6 championship as senior...10 career return touchdowns.

Eddie Royal will be reunited in 2013 with new Chargers Head Coach Mike McCoy, his former offensive coordinator in Denver.

Royal joined the Chargers as a free agent in 2012, ready to contribute as a slot receiver while handling the team’s punt return responsibilities. But a series of setbacks hampered the beginning of his career in San Diego. Royal suffered a groin injury during the first day of training camp and shortly thereafter, his mom fell ill and he found himself making several trips home to Virginia to be by her side.

Despite the slow start in San Diego, Royal finished the year strong and he’s confident that a healthy season awaits and that he will have an opportunity to display his game-changing talents for Chargers fans in 2013.

Compactly built at 5-10 and 185 pounds, Royal opened eyes at the NFL Combine in 2008 when he bench-pressed 225 pounds 24 times, most among all receivers. The Broncos made him a second round pick that year and he immediately let his presence be felt, racking up nine catches for 146 yards and a touchdown in his NFL debut against the Oakland Raiders. When the ’08 season concluded, Royal earned All-Rookie honors from both Pro Football Weekly and the Professional Football Writers of America, as well as The Sporting News after a season in which he posted the second-most catches by an NFL rookie, totaling 91 catches for 980 yards and five touchdowns. Royal also set Broncos rookie records in all three categories, he led all NFL rookies in those categories, and he became the league’s first player since the NFL merger in 1970 to record his team’s longest run, reception, kickoff return and punt return in the same season.

Royal’s sister, Capt. Christina Royal, is a graduate of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and she is currently a special agent in the United States Air Force’s Office of Special Investigations. She was the first-ever female regimental commander and the first-ever African-American regimental commander for the Corps of Cadets, where she was in charge of all the cadets at the school. Royal’s brother, Chris, played defensive back at Marshall University from 2002-05 and he later played in the Arena Football and AF2 Leagues. In 2007, Chris was the 2007 Spalding Rookie of the Year for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers of AF2. Currently, he is a graduate assistant coach at Marshall.

Royal enjoys boxing as a means of staying in shape for the rigors of football. He also enjoys bowling, shooting pool, playing golf and basketball, and going to the movies.

TRANSACTION HISTORY: Second-round pick (42) by Denver, April 26, 2008...signed July 24...contract expired March 13, 2012...signed with Chargers, March 16.

2012: First touchdown catch of season (4 yards) to give Bolts 7-0 lead during Sept. 30 win at Kansas City...season-long 31-yard catch on 3rd-and-7 helped set up field goal in Dec. 30 season-ending win vs. Oakland. 2011: Injured groin Sept. 18 vs. Cincinnati and inactive next three games... caught 26-yard touchdown pass and returned punt career-long 85 yards for touchdown in 50th career game, 38-24 win at Oakland Nov. 6...second Bronco to return punt and catch touchdown in same game...30-yard touchdown catch in first playoff game Jan. 8 vs. Pittsburgh. 2010: Sixth in NFL with 11.9-yard punt return average...eight catches for season-high 113 yards and touchdown Oct. 3 at Tennessee, including season-long 41-yard catch. 2009: Set Denver record for receptions through player’s first two years (128) while totaling second-most receiving yards (1,325) during span...10 catches Oct. 11 vs. New England to tie as third-fastest player in NFL history to reach 100 career receptions ...AFC Special Teams Player of Week and AFC Special Teams Player of Month (October) after becoming 11th player in NFL history to return punt (71 yds.) and kickoff (93 yds.) for touchdown in same game, Oct. 19 at San Diego... kickoff return was fifth longest in Broncos’ history. 2008: All-Rookie pick by Pro Football Weekly/PFWA and The Sporting News...sixth in NFL with 1,829 combined yards, most among rookies in ’08 and third-most by Broncos rookie...seventh in league in kickoff return average (26.1 yds.)... made five plays of at least 50 yards...had team’s longest punt return of season (36 yards) Sept. 28 at Kansas City, along with longest kickoff return of season (95 yards) Nov. 2 vs. Miami, longest catch of season (93-yard touchdown) Nov. 6 at Cleveland and longest run of season (71 yards) Dec. 21 vs. Buffalo...95-yard kickoff return vs. Dolphins tied for third-longest in team history...Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of Week after nine catches for 146 yards and touchdown in Sept. 8 NFL debut at Oakland...was sixth-most receiving yards by player in debut game since 1960...game-winning two-point conversion following four-yard touchdown catch with 24 seconds left in game Sept. 14 vs. Chargers...inactive Oct. 12 vs. Jacksonville (ankle)...Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of Week after 164-yard effort at Cleveland Nov. 6, including 93-yard TD catch...added 74 return yards for 238 total yards from scrimmage vs. Browns...set Broncos rookie record with 11 catches in Dec. 28 season finale at San Diego.

COLLEGE: First-team All-ACC as senior...second-team All-ACC and Sports Illustrated honorable mention All-America as junior...school-record 4,686 all-purpose yards (1,778 receiving, 1,386 kickoff returns, 1,296 punt returns, 226 rushing)...set ACC punt return record...left school ranked fourth in receptions (119), fifth in receiving touchdowns (12) and sixth in receiving yards (1,778)...scored 16 career touchdowns: 12 on catches, three on returns and one rushing...also threw TD pass...played in 51 career games with 44 starts...played at Virginia Tech from 2004-07...degree in sociology.

PERSONAL: Born in Alexandria, Va....All-America and all-state receiver and return specialist at Westfield High in Chantilly, Va....led school to 14-0 record and Group AAA Division 6 championship as senior...10 career return touchdowns.

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