At 28 years old, Royce Freeman has this physical status:
High school career
The freeman attended Imperial High School in Imperial, California, where he competed for the Tigers' high school football team. (El Centro, CA) The freeman made his varsity debut as a freshman at Southwest High School. His second attempt at football was a 63-yard touchdown run. He finished his freshman season with 225 yards on 26 tackles and one rushing touchdown. He passed for 2,075 yards on 162 attempts and 35 touchdowns as a sophomore. He also caught 14 passes for 153 yards, two receiving touchdowns, and two interceptions for touchdowns. He ran for 2,482 yards on 201 attempts and 34 touchdowns as a junior. He had ten passes for 137 yards and two touchdown receptions. He ran for 2,824 yards on 256 passes and scored for 41 touchdowns as a senior. He also had 8 passes for 116 yards and two touchdowns. He ended his high school football career with 6,606 rushing yards (11.8 yards per carry) and ran for 111 touchdowns. For touchdowns, the freeman also had six touchdowns and two interceptions return for touchdown (119 total touchdowns).
Freeman set three San Diego section career records during his senior season. Freeman beat Calexico High School 610 yards, which was the previous record for a running game in Escondido High School set by Ricky Seale. Freeman broke the record of 105 points against Central High School this week, breaking the record of 105 set by Rashaan Salaam of La Jolla Country Day High School. Freeman reached a career-points-scored record of 697 points set by Dillon Baxter of Mission Bay High School in the last week of the regular season.
Freeman is the San Diego Section record holder for career rushing touchdowns (7,606), career rushing touchdowns (111), and career points scored (724).
According to Scout.com, the freeman was considered a five-star recruit.
Freeman was rated as the best-rated recruiter of the 2014 class by Oregon's. He immediately impressed coaches in practice and camp, and he ran for the first time with Byron Marshall and Thomas Tyner. To begin the 2014 season, the three three three co-starters at the running back position. Freeman, the heaviest of the three players, regained his "power back" status, an attribute that has been missing in the Oregon offense since the 2008 season. He finished the season with 252 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns, while still having 16 receptions for 158 yards and one receiving touchdown. In a 31-24 loss to the Arizona Wildcats, he had a 26-yard passing touchdown to quarterback Marcus Mariota. He was named Pac-12 Offensive Freshman of the Year at the end of the season.
With 180 passing yards and three rushing touchdowns against Eastern Washington, Freeman started the 2015 season off to a promising start. In the 41–24 victory over Colorado on October 3, he had 163 passing yards and two rushing touchdowns. In the 45-38 2OT loss, he had 246 passing yards, two rushing touchdowns, and a touchdown pass. In a win over Washington last week, he rushed for 138 yards in a victory over Washington. In the victory, he had 110 passing yards and two rushing touchdowns. He had 167 passing yards and two rushing touchdowns against Oregon State on November 27, earning 51 touchdowns. In the 47-41 3OT loss, he had 130 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns. Freeman had 1,836 passing yards and 17 touchdowns as a sophomore, along with 26 receptions for 348 yards and two receiving touchdowns. On the season, he led the Pac-12 in rushing touchdowns.
Freeman had 87 passing yards and two rushing touchdowns against UC Davis in the 2016 season opener. He had 207 passing yards and two running touchdowns in the next game against Virginia. In a game at Washington State on October 1, he had 138 passing yards and three touchdowns. He had 129 passing yards and a receiving touchdown against Utah on November 19. All in all, Freeman had 945 passing yards and nine rushing touchdowns to go along with 23 receptions for 144 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown.
Freeman had 150 rushing yards, four rushing touchdowns, and 50 receiving yards in the 2017 season opener against Southern Utah. He had 153 passing yards and two rushing touchdowns in his next game against Nebraska. In the following game, he resumed his hot streak with 157 passing yards and three rushing touchdowns against Wyoming. He had 143 passing yards against Stanford on October 14, but the Ducks lost 49–7. He had 139 passing yards against Utah in the next game. He had 135 passing yards and four rushing touchdowns against Arizona on November 18, with two touchdowns per week. In his last collegiate game, he had 122 passing yards and two rushing touchdowns against Oregon State, a 69-10 triumph. Freeman's record in college was exceptional, with 1,475 passing yards and 16 rushing touchdowns to go along with 14 receptions for 164 yards in the 2017 season.
Freeman officially accepted his call to play in the 2018 Senior Bowl on November 20, 2017. Freeman suffered from an injury and did not participate in the 2018 Reese Senior Bowl. Freeman appeared in Indianapolis at the NFL Scouting Combine and Positional drills. In the 40-yard dash, he finished ninth, tied for 12th in the bench press, and finished third in his position group in the three-cone drill and short shuttle. Freeman demonstrated quickness and tenacity even as he returned from a running back of his size, as well as his overall results, impressing scouts with his overall results. Freeman attended Oregon's pro day on March 15, 2018, but decided to stand on his combined numbers and only did positional drills. Freeman was expected to be a third round pick by NFL draft experts and scouts at the conclusion of the pre-draft process. Scouts Inc. ranked him eighth best running back in the draft and ranked ninth best running back by DraftScout.com.
In the third round (71st overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos selected Freeman. In 2018, Freeman was the eighth running back drafted.
Freeman was signed by the Denver Broncos to a four-year, $3.94 million contract with a signing bonus of $997,020.
Freeman was supposed to be the Broncos' starting running back in his first training camp, but Devontae Booker had a minor match. Following a memorable training camp and preseason, head coach Vance Joseph announced Freeman as the season's best running back.
In the Broncos' 27–24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in the season opener, Freeman made his first professional appearance and NFL regular-season debut. In the victory, he had 15 carries for 71 yards. Freeman scored his first professional rushing touchdown in the 20–19 victory over the Oakland Raiders. For the third week in a row, Freeman had 8 carries for 67 rushing yards and a running touchdown. In Week 7, Freeman passed for 37 yards before suffering an ankle injury that kept him sidelined for two weeks. Since recovering from his injury, Freeman's starting job was offered to fellow rookie Phillip Lindsay. Overall, Freeman finished his rookie season with 132 passes for 521 yards and five running touchdowns.
Freeman, who was returning to Phillip Lindsay's starting running back position, faced him in his second training camp. Despite the fact that Freeman appeared in the Broncos' starting running back in preseason, he was surpassed by Lindsay on the depth chart. Freeman has been named the No. 1 at the end of the season by Vic Fangio, the head coach. Lindsay has a two-point depth chart behind him.
Freeman made his 2019 regular-season debut in the Broncos' season-opening 16–24 loss to the Oakland Raiders, totaling 10 carries for 56 yards. Freeman had 11 passes for 54 rushing yards and 5 receptions for 48 yards against the Chicago Bears in a 16–14 loss. Freeman stopped for 63 rushing yards and four receptions for ten yards in Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers for 16–27 loss. Despite splitting carries with Lindsay and starting the season on a high note, Freeman didn't recover from Week 4–8 and had less of a presence on offense in the second half of the season. He had 130 passes for 496 yards and three running touchdowns, as well as 43 receivers for 256 yards and one receiving touchdown.
Freeman was pushed to the No. No. 11 with the addition of veteran running back Melvin Gordon. Returning to basics for 3 runners. He ended the 2020 season with 35 passes for 170 yards and 12 receptions for 81 receiving yards.
Although Phillip Lindsay left in free agency to join the Houston Texans, the Broncos also signed Mike Boone in free agency and drafted Javonte Williams in the 2021 NFL Draft. Freeman began training camp for a roster position as a backup. The Broncos waived Freeman on September 1, 2021, according to him.
The Carolina Panthers waived Freeman from waivers on September 2, 2021. He appeared in eight games before being banned on November 8.
Freeman was one of the Houston Texans who had waived on November 9, 2021. He finished the 2021 season with 56 attempts for 169 yards and ten receptions for 77 receiving yards.
On March 25, 2022, the Texans' Freeman re-signed. Freeman was released from the Texans on September 9, 2022, and re-signed to the practice squad.