Found December 26, 2011 on Redskins Blog:
AP Image In his first NFL start, running back Evan Royster showed gritty determination against one of the league’s better rushing defenses.  He gained the most yardage of a running back against the Vikings since Stephen Jackson in 2006, and he gained the most by a Redskins rookie back since 1993. According to a chat I had with him on Thursday, his training in physicality has been a long time coming, as the youngest of four brothers.  Some of his best holiday memories were of getting presents, and then trying to keep them away from his brothers. “My favorite gift growing up, was the Sega Dreamcast,” he remembered fondly.  ”I was so excited to get it!  I had wanted it forever, it was my gift, and I didn’t get to play it for a couple days because my brothers took over. “As the youngest, I was spoiled, yes, but I took the punishment for it.  I was given gifts, but it didn’t mean they were always mine.” But those days are behind him, as Christmas is now a peaceful time with family.  Yest...
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Rushing Team TCB Yds. TD Arian Foster Texans 23 158 1 Evan Royster Redskins 19 132 0 Rashard Mendenhall Steelers 18 116 1 Reggie Bush Dolphins...
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