Player Bio

Eddie Royal
WR #19
Height:
5-10
Weight:
190
Age:
30
College:
Virginia Tech
Experience:
10

Quick Stats (2016):

REC
33
YDS
369
AVG
11.2
TDS
2
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 408 4,357 10.7 93 28 35 275 7.9 71 0 12 5
2016 CHI 9 1 33 369 11.2 64 2 -- -- -- -- -- 2 0
2015 CHI 9 9 37 238 6.4 30 1 1 -1 -1 -1 0 -- --
2014 SD 16 11 62 778 12.5 47T 7 3 14 4.7 15 0 1 1
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 14-23 4 57 14.3 19 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 PHI L 14-29 4 52 13 31 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @DAL L 17-31 3 21 7 10 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 DET W 17-14 7 111 15.9 64 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 @IND L 23-29 7 43 6.1 12 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 0
6 JAX L 16-17 4 54 13.5 17 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 @GB L 10-26 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 MIN W 20-10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 @TB L 10-36 1 24 24 24 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 @NYG L 16-22 2 13 6.5 11 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 0
12 TEN L 21-27 1 -6 -6 -6 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 SF W 26-6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
14 @DET L 17-20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
15 GB L 27-30 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Finished first season with the Bears and eighth in the NFL between Denver (2008-11), San Diego (2012-14) and Chicago (2015), hauling in 375 receptions for 3,988 yards (10.6 avg) and 26 touchdowns... Has added 275 rushing yards on 35 carries (7.9 avg)... As a returner, has 1,188 yards and 2 touchdowns on 112 punt returns (10.6 avg) and 1,375 yards and 1 touchdown on 57 kickoff returns (24.1 avg)... Has 5 games with 100 yards receiving in his career... One-of-13 players in NFL history to score on a punt return and kickoff return in the same contest (October 19, 2009 at San Diego)... Finished second on the Chargers in touchdown receptions in 2014 with 7 (second-highest total of his career) after finishing tied for first on the team in 2013 with a career-high 8... Set Broncos rookie records for catches (91), receiving yards (980), receiving touchdowns (5) and 100-yard receiving games (3), with current Bears QB Jay Cutler as his QB... 91 receptions in 2008 are tied for 2nd most by a rookie in NFL history with Odell Beckham (2014), trailing the 101 by Anquan Boldin (2003)... Earned All-Rookie honors by PFW/PFWA and The Sporting News... Has started 3-of-4 postseason contests played, hauling in 7 receptions for 137 yards (19.6 ypr) and 1 touchdown.

PRO CAREER: Finished first season with the Bears and eighth in the NFL between Denver (2008-11), San Diego (2012-14) and Chicago (2015), hauling in 375 receptions for 3,988 yards (10.6 avg) and 26 touchdowns... Has added 275 rushing yards on 35 carries (7.9 avg)... As a returner, has 1,188 yards and 2 touchdowns on 112 punt returns (10.6 avg) and 1,375 yards and 1 touchdown on 57 kickoff returns (24.1 avg)... Has 5 games with 100 yards receiving in his career... One-of-13 players in NFL history to score on a punt return and kickoff return in the same contest (October 19, 2009 at San Diego)... Finished second on the Chargers in touchdown receptions in 2014 with 7 (second-highest total of his career) after finishing tied for first on the team in 2013 with a career-high 8... Set Broncos rookie records for catches (91), receiving yards (980), receiving touchdowns (5) and 100-yard receiving games (3), with current Bears QB Jay Cutler as his QB... 91 receptions in 2008 are tied for 2nd most by a rookie in NFL history with Odell Beckham (2014), trailing the 101 by Anquan Boldin (2003)... Earned All-Rookie honors by PFW/PFWA and The Sporting News... Has started 3-of-4 postseason contests played, hauling in 7 receptions for 137 yards (19.6 ypr) and 1 touchdown.

HONORS & AWARDS: 2009 - AFC Special Teams Player of the Month (October), AFC Special Teams Player of the Week (10/19 at SD). 2008 - All-Rookie Team (Pro Football Weekly/PFWA and The Sporting News), Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of Week (9/ 8 at OAK and 11/6 at CLE).

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Drafted by the Denver Broncos in the second round (42nd overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft... Signed by Denver to a 4-year contract (7/24/08)... Signed 3-year contract with Chargers (3/15/12)... Signed 3-year contract with Bears (3/11/15). SIGNED through 2017 2015 SEASON: Started 9-of-9 games (Games 1-4, 6-7 & 13-15), recording 37 receptions for 238 yards (6.4 avg) and 1 touchdown... Grabbed first touchdown as a member of the Bears in Game 4 vs. Oakland... Added 1 punt return for 16 yards and 1 carry for -1 yards... Inactive Game 5 due to an ankle injury, Games 8-12 due to knee injury and Game 6 due to an illness. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 9-9

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2014 - Finished second on the Chargers in touchdown receptions (7), third in receptions (62), and fourth in receiving yards (778)... All three receiving numbers were second-highest totals of his career... Added 100 yards on 11 punt returns (9.1 ypr) and 14 yards on 3 carries (4.7 ypc)... Appeared in all 16 games for second time in his career with 11 starts... Had one 100-yard receiving contest (105 vs. JAX, 9/28). 2013 - Tied for the team lead with a career-high 8 touchdown receptions, while ranking third on the Chargers with 631 receiving yards and fourth with 47 receptions... 13.4 yards per catch was a career-high... Added 7 punt returns for 41 yards (5.9 ypr) and 3 carries for 21 yards (7.0 ypc)... Appeared in 15 contests with 3 starts... Inactive Game 12 due to toe injury... Started both of San Diego’s postseason contests, hauling in 2 receptions for 63 yards (31.5 ypc), adding a 9-yard run. 2012 - Appeared in 10 games with 2 starts in first season with the Chargers, hauling in 23 receptions for 234 yards (10.2 ypr) and 1 TD... Added 12 punt returns for 64 yards (5.3 ypr) and 3 carries for 22 yards (7.3 ypc)... Inactive Games 7-8 and 11-14 due to hamstring injury. 2011 - In final season with Denver, produced 19 receptions for 155 yards ( 8.2 ypc) and 1 TD in 12 games with 8 starts... Added 7 rushes for 48 yards... As a returner, had 194 yards and a TD on 12 punt returns (16.2 ypr) and 47 yards on 3 kickoff returns (15.7 ypr)... Inactive Games 3-5 due to a groin injury and Game 13 due to a concussion... Appeared in 2 postseason contests with 1 start, gathering 5 receptions for 74 yards and a TD... In postseason play, added 1 rush for 1 yard and 3 punt returns for 27 yards (9.0 ypr). 2010 - Appeared in all 16 contests with 10 starts in Denver, grabbing 59 receptions for 627 yards (10.6 ypr) and 3 TDs... Rushed for 61 yards on 6 carries (10.2 ypc)... Added 298 yards on 25 punt returns (11.9 ypr) and 107 yards on 5 kickoff returns (21.4 ypr)... Had one 100-yard receiving contest (113 at TEN, 10/3). 2009 - Hauled in 37 catches for 345 yards (9.3 ypc) in 14 contests (12 starts) with the Broncos... Added 335 yards and a TD on 30 punt returns (11.2 ypr) and 621 yards and a TD on 26 kickoff returns (23.9 ypr)... Had a 1-yard carry on offense... Became second player in team history and 11th player in NFL history at the time to score on a punt return (71 yards) and kickoff return (93 yards) in the same contest (10/19 at SD)... Missed final 2 contests of the season due to head/neck injuries. 2008 - Named to the All-Rookie Team by Pro Football Weekly/PFWA and The Sporting News after setting Broncos rookie records in receptions (91), receiving yards (980), receiving touchdowns (5) and 100-yard receiving contests (3)... 91 receptions were seventh most in the NFL that season... Added 11 carries for 109 yards (9.9 ypc) and 1 incomplete pass... Grabbed first-career 2-point conversion catch to give Broncos 39-38 lead with 24 seconds remaining in victory over Chargers (September 14) after hauling in 4-yard TD reception on previous play... Had 600 yards on 23 kickoff returns (26.1 ypr) and 140 yards on 14 punt returns (10.0 ypr)... Started all 15 contests played, missing Game 6 due to an ankle injury.

COLLEGE: First-team All-ACC as senior (2007) and second-team All-ACC and Sports Illustrated honorable mention All-America as junior (2006) during four seasons at Virginia Tech (2004-07)...Set a school-record with 4,686 all-purpose yards (1,778 receiving, 1,386 kickoff returns, 1,296 punt returns, 226 rushing)... 1,296 punt return yards set a school and ACC record... Had 119 receptions and 12 receiving touchdowns... Add 3 return touchdowns, 1 rushing TD and also threw for a score... Played in 51 career games with 44 starts... Earmed a degree in sociology.

PERSONAL: 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... Had 10 career return touchdowns.

Recent Articles

  • Bears to put Royal on injured reserve

    Posted Dec 19, 2016

    Bears coach John Fox announced Monday that veteran receiver Eddie Royal will be placed on injured reserve with a toe injury that has bothered him since mid-October.

  • Royal does it all in the win

    Posted Oct 2, 2016

    Eddie Royal came through with multiple big plays on Sunday, helping the Bears to their first victory of the season.

  • Royal shines in season-opening defeat

    Posted Sep 11, 2016

    After missing all four preseason games, veteran receiver Eddie Royal looked anything but rusty in the Bears’ 23-14 season-opening loss Sunday to the Texans.

  • Key veterans figure to improve offense

    Posted Sep 8, 2016

    After combining to play zero preseason snaps for the Bears, veterans Zach Miller, Eddie Royal and Josh Sitton should help bolster the offense heading into the regular season.

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