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Robert Royal biography

Date of birth : 1979-05-15
Date of death : -
Birthplace : New Orleans, Louisiana
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-19
Credited as : Football player NFL, tight end for the Browns, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Robert Shelton Royal is an American football tight end for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League.
Selected in the fifth round (160 overall) in the 2002 NFL Draft by Washington...Signed with Buffalo as an unrestricted free agent on March 11, 2006...Released by Buffalo Feb. 25, 2009...Signed with Cleveland March 5, 2009

Career Highlights
In 2006, caught touchdowns in three consecutive games to become the first Bills TE since Charley Ferguson in 1963 to record a three-game touchdown streak.

2009
Played in 13 games with 11 starts and caught 11 passes for 134 yards and a TD… Also played a key role as a blocker, as the running game averaged 4.2 yards per attempt, including a 4.4-yard mark by Jerome Harrison. Game 1 vs. Minnesota 9/13: Started at tight end, hauling in a team-high four receptions for 60 yards and one touchdown…His 26-yard touchdown reception (from Brady Quinn) marked the first Brown’s offensive touchdown of 2009… Game 2 at Denver 9/20: Started and had one reception for 13 yards… Game 3 at Baltimore 9/27: Did not start as Browns opened with four wide receivers… Caught one pass for seven yards… Game 4 vs. Cincinnati 10/4: Started as part of a 2-tight end set… Hauled in two passes for 13 yards… Game 5 at Buffalo 10/11: Started as part of a 2-tight end set… Did not have any stats… Game 6 at Pittsburgh 10/18: Started and did not have any stats… Game 7 vs. Green Bay 10/25: Was inactive with a hamstring injury sustained the previous week at Pittsburgh… Game 8 at Chicago 11/1: Was inactive with a hamstring injury … Game 9 vs. Baltimore 11/16: Had one reception for seven yards in a reserve role… Game 10 at Detroit 11/22: Started and did not have any stats… Game 11 at Cincinnati 11/29: Was inactive with a thigh injury… Game 12 vs. San Diego 12/6: Started and did not have any stats… Game 13 vs. Pittsburgh 12/10: Started and did not have any stats… Was key as a blocker for a running game that accumulated 171 yards… Game 14 at Kansas City 12/20: Started and did not have any stats… Had a key role as a blocker as the Browns rolled up 351 yards rushing, including a club record 286 by Jerome Harrison… Game 15 vs. Oakland 12/27: Started and did not have any stats… Helped block for a running game that amassed 164 yards, including 148 by Jerome Harrison… Game 16 vs. Jacksonville 1/3: Caught two passes for 34 yards, including a season-long 29-yard reception which put the Browns at the Jaguars’ 14 on the opening possession of the game and led to a Phil Dawson 27-yard field goal four plays afterward… As a blocker in the running game, helped to open holes as the Browns amassed 214 yards on the ground, as they became the first Browns club since 1968 to record more than 160 yards rushing in four straight games.

2007
Played in all 16 games, with 15 starts...Posted a career-high 25 catches for 248 yards and three touchdowns...Matched his career-high with four catches vs. Dal. (10/8) and at Was. (12/2)...Caught two touchdown passes vs. Mia. (12/9), marking his first career multiple touchdown game...first multi-TD game for a Bills tight end since Mark Campbell vs. STL (11/21/04).

College Highlights
Finished his college career at LSU with 59 receptions for 707 yards (12.0 avg) and seven touchdowns while starting 24 of 42 games...Royal's career reception and yardage totals rank third in LSU history among tight ends, while his TD total of seven ranks second...as a senior, he was an All-SEC first-team selection and earned second-team honors from the Associated Press... he also received the Eric Andolsek Leadership Award for his performance and was one of three team captains for LSU...in the SEC Championship against Tennessee, Royal caught 2 passes for 17 yards... he hauled in two catches for 15 yards and a seven-yard touchdown in the Sugar Bowl against Illinois...Graduated in August 2001 with a degree in kinesiology.

Personal

Tallied 80 tackles and 10 sacks as a defensive end during his senior season at Karr (New Orleans, La.) High School…Also posted nine receptions for 177 yards (19.7 avg.)…Cites his grandmother, Shirley Jackson, as his role model…Cousin, Donald Royal, played basketball at Notre Dame and then in the NBA…Active in the community taking part in the American Red Cross Blood Drive and T.E.A.M. 84 Camp…Enjoys cooking in spare time…Has a daughter, Skky.

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