Team

Roy Helu
RB #26
Height:
5-11
Weight:
220
College:
Nebraska
Hometown:
Danville, CA
Experience:
5
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 57 272 4.8 1,171 4.3 20.5 7 28 63 23.2 6 0 2
2015 OAK 9 17 1.9 39 2.3 4.3 0 12 4 23.5 0 0 0
2014 WAS 14 40 2.9 216 5.4 15.4 1 18 10 25 0 0 0
2013 WAS 16 62 3.9 274 4.4 17.1 4 24 18 29 2 0 1
2012 WAS 3 2 0.7 2 1 0.7 0 1 0 -- 0 0 0
2011 WAS 15 151 10.1 640 4.2 42.7 2 28T 31 20.5 4 0 1
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 57 138 1,227 8.9 21.5 55 4 16 2 44 4
2015 OAK 9 9 75 8.3 8.3 15 1 0 0 6 0
2014 WAS 14 42 477 11.4 34.1 55 2 10 1 16 2
2013 WAS 16 31 251 8.1 15.7 28 0 2 0 9 1
2012 WAS 3 7 45 6.4 15 21 0 1 0 1 0
2011 WAS 15 49 379 7.7 25.3 47T 1 3 1 12 1
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 57 10 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2015 OAK 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2014 WAS 14 3 3 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 WAS 16 3 2 1 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 WAS 3 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 WAS 15 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 57 6 3 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 OAK 9 -- -- 0 1 -- 0 -- 0 -- -- --
2014 WAS 14 2 1 0 1 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2013 WAS 16 2 0 0 2 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2012 WAS 3 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 WAS 15 2 2 0 1 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 57 4 85 21.3 37 0 2 0 0 0
2015 OAK 9 4 85 21.3 37 0 2 0 0 0
2014 WAS 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 WAS 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 WAS 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 WAS 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Selected by Washington Redskins in the fourth round (105th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft…Signed by Oakland Raiders as an unrestricted free agent, March 11, 2015.

Selected by Washington Redskins in the fourth round (105th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft…Signed by Oakland Raiders as an unrestricted free agent, March 11, 2015.

AT A GLANCE

  • Fifth-year running back joins the Raiders after four seasons with the Washington Redskins.
  • Earned Pro Football Weekly/PFWA All-Rookie Team recognition in 2011 after setting career highs in starts (five), attempts (151), rushing yards (640) and receptions (49).
  • Tied a Redskins franchise record with three rushing TDs, Oct. 20, 2013 vs. Chicago.
  • Played in 48 career games at Nebraska, leaving the school ranked fourth on all-time rushing list with 3,404 yards.
  • A two-time All-East Bay League honoree at San Ramon Valley High School in Danville, Calif.

CAREER: Elusive fifth-year running back enters his first season with the Silver and Black after four years (2011-14) with Washington…Career totals include 48 games played with five starts, 255 attempts for 1,132 yards (4.4 avg.) with seven TDs, and 129 receptions for 1,152 yards (8.9 avg.) with three TDs…Appeared in 14 games last season, rushing for 216 yards on 40 carries (5.4 avg.) with one TD…Set career highs with 477 receiving yards and two receiving TDs on 42 receptions…In 2013, totaled a personal-best four rushing TDs on 62 carries with 274 yards (4.4 avg.)…Played in three games in 2012 before being placed on the reserve/injured list with an Achilles injury on Sept. 26…As a rookie in 2011, had his best rushing season with 151 carries for 640 yards with two TDs…Added a career-best 49 receptions for 379 yards and one TD.

2014 (with Was.): Played in 14 games with two starts and set career highs with 477 receiving yards and two receiving TDs…Also added 216 yards and one rushing TD on 40 carries…(9/7) at Hou.: Gained 46 yards on four carries and caught two passes for 15 yards…(9/15) vs. Jac.: Carried eight times for 25 yards and caught two passes for 11 yards …(9/21) at Phi.: Rushed for a 1-yard TD and caught a career-long 55-yard pass…(9/25) vs. NYG: Led the team in receptions (five) and receiving yards (78), marking the first time a running back led the team in receiving yards since he did so in Week 17 of the 2011 season…Recorded a 36-yard reception, giving him catches of 30-plus yards in consecutive games for the first time in his career…(10/6) vs. Sea.: Caught five passes for 59 yards…Added two rushes for -1 yard…(10/12) at Ari.: Rushed three times for 26 yards and caught two passes for 40 yards…Recorded a 33-yard reception to become the first Redskins running back in records available dating back to 1994 to record a reception of at least 30 yards in three games in a single season…(10/19) vs. Ten.: Rushed five times for 29 yards and caught three passes…(10/27) at Dal.: Gained 29 yards on five carries and caught two passes for 14 yards in the Monday Night overtime win against the Cowboys…(11/2) at Min.: Recorded four receptions for 46 yard and three carries for six yards…(11/16) vs. TB: Caught six passes for 57 yards including a 30-yard TD reception, his first receiving score since Week 17 of the 2011 season…(12/7) vs. StL.: Rushed once for five yards and caught four passes for 61 yards with one receiving TD, the second of his career…(12/28) vs. Dal.: Rushed six times for 42 yards and caught four passes for 41 yards.

2013 (with Was.): Played in all 16 games for Washington as a supplement to starter RB Alfred Morris…Rushed 62 times for 274 yards (4.4 avg.) with four rushing TDs…Caught 31 passes for 251 yards (8.1 avg.)…Tied a team record with three rushing TDs against the Bears in Week 7…(9/9) vs. Phi.: Had one carry for five yards and an 11-yard reception in the Monday Night opener…(9/15) at GB: Caught one pass for two yards…(9/22) vs. Det.: Hauled in three passes for 35 yards…(9/29) at Oak.: Scored his first rushing TD of the season, finishing the game with 13 carries for 41 yards…Added two receptions for 43 yards…(10/13) at Dal.: Rushed six times for 42 yards and added four receptions for 35 yards…(10/20) vs. Chi.: Carried 11 times for 41 yards and tied a Redskins record with three rushing TDs...(10/27) at Den.: Gained 11 yards on five carries and caught a 14-yard pass…(11/3) vs. SD: Contributed two rushes for 23 yards and one reception for six yards in the win…(11/7) at Min.: Rushed twice for eight yards and caught three passes for 27 yards in the Thursday Night loss…(11/17) at Phi.: Rushed three times for 39 yards and caught three passes for 11 yards…(11/25) vs. SF: Gained 26 yards on seven carries and caught one pass for seven yards…(12/1) vs. NYG: Rushed four times for six yards and caught four passes for 34 yards…(12/8) vs. KC: Rushed once for five yards and caught one pass for two yards in the snow against the Chiefs…(12/15) at Atl.: Recorded three carries for five yards and caught a 4-yard pass…(12/22) vs. Dal.: Finished the contest with -2 rushing yards on one carry with two receptions for five yards…(12/29) at NYG: Rushed three times for 24 yards and hauled in two passes for 14 yards in the season finale.

2012 (with Was.): Played in three games before being placed on the reserve/injured list with an Achilles injury on Sept. 26…(9/9) at NO: Saw action at running back in the season opener, rushing twice for two yards…Recorded three receptions for 25 yards in the victory…(9/16) at StL.: Caught one pass for no yards in limited action at running back…(9/23) vs. Cin.: Caught three passes for 28 yards as a reserve running back.

2011 (with Was.): Appeared in 15 games with five starts as a rookie…Earned Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers of America All-Rookie Team honors after recording 151 carries for 640 yards (4.2 avg.), both career highs, with two TDs, and 49 receptions for 379 yards (7.7 avg.) with one TD...Led all NFL rookie running backs with 49 receptions…Finished with 1,019 combined rushing and receiving yards, the first time a Redskins rookie running back eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark since Reggie Brooks in 1993…(9/11) vs. NYG: Had one carry for two yards in his NFL debut…(9/18) vs. Ari.: Saw action at running back, totaling 10 carries for 74 yards…Also caught three passes for 38 yards…(11/6) vs. SF: Made first career start, finishing the game with 10 carries for 41 yards…Also recorded a franchise-record 14 receptions for 105 yards…The 14 receptions were the most by any NFL running back in a single game in 2011…(11/13) at Mia.: Had six carries for 41 yards, including his then-longest rush of 21 yards…Added three catches for 13 yards…(11/27) at Sea.: Carried the ball 23 times for 108 yards, marking his first 100-yard rushing performance…Added seven catches for 54 yards…Helped spur a comeback win with a 28-yard fourth-quarter TD run in which he hurdled a defender near the line of scrimmage…(12/4) vs. NYJ: Started and carried 23 times for 100 yards and a TD…Became the first Redskins rookie since Reggie Brooks (Weeks 10-11 in 1993) to rush for at least 100 yards in consecutive games…Added four catches for 42 yards…(12/11) vs. NE: Set single-game highs with 27 carries and 126 yards…Became the first rookie running back in franchise history with three straight games of at least 100 rushing yards…(12/18) at NYG: Carried 23 times for 53 yards, marking his fourth straight game with at least 20 rushing attempts…Added three receptions for 16 yards…(1/1/12) at Phi.: Carried the ball four times for five yards and caught two passes for 48 yards with one TD…His 47-yard TD reception was a then-career long and the longest by a rookie running back in team history.

COLLEGE: Played in 48 career games, making 28 starts, and totaled 578 rushes for 3,404 yards (5.9 avg.) and 28 TDs at Nebraska (2007-10)…His rushing yardage total ranked 11th in Big 12 history…Became the sixth Cornhusker to rush for over 3,000 yards in his career…Finished fourth on the school’s all-time rushing list, and currently ranks fifth…Also caught 54 passes for 501 yards (9.3 avg.)…As a senior, played in 14 games with 12 starts, rushing 188 times for 1,245 yards (6.6 avg.) with 11 TDs…Caught five passes for 46 yards…Set a school record with 307 rushing yards vs. Missouri, earning him National Player of the Week honors from Walter Camp and Rivals.com, and Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week recognition…Earned All-Big 12 Conference second-team honors from The NFL Draft Report, the league’s coaches and Fort Worth Star-Telegram…Also named third-team All-Big 12 by Phil Steele…A second-team All-Academic Big 12 selection…Served as a team captain and was named the squad’s Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive season… Earned Academic All-Big 12 Conference and Big 12 Commissioner’s spring and fall Academic Honor Roll recognition in 2010…As a junior, named second-team All-Big 12 Conference by The NFL Draft Report, the league’s coaches, the Kansas City Star, Dallas Morning News and Rivals.com…Named Nebraska’s Offensive MVP and a member of the Doak Walker Award and Maxwell Award Watch Lists…As a junior, eclipsed the 100-yard mark four times in 14 games…Ranked fourth in the conference with 220 carries for 1,147 yards (6.6 avg.) and 10 TDs…Finished third on the team with 19 receptions for 149 yards (7.8 avg.) and ranked second on the team with 1,296 all-purpose yards…As a sophomore, played in 13 games with two starts and earned an All-Big 12 Conference honorable mention…Carried the ball 125 times for 803 yards (6.4 avg.) with seven TDs…Also caught 25 passes for 266 yards (10.6 avg.)…Played in seven games as a freshman, totaling 209 yards on 45 carries (4.6 avg.)…One of 11 true freshman to play that season...Majored in sociology.

PERSONAL: Attended San Ramon Valley High School in his hometown of Danville, Calif. …Earned All-East Bay League honors in each of his final two seasons…Coached by Dave Kravitz…As a senior, totaled 181 rushes for 1,085 yards (6.0 avg.) with 11 TDs…Added 20 receptions for 280 yards (14.0 avg.) with one TD through the air…Helped guide his team to a 10-2 record in 2006…As a junior, rushed for 1,526 yards and 19 TDs on 186 carries (8.2 avg.)…Also caught 30 passes for 500 yards and four TDs…Saw some action at free safety, notching one INT…An active member in the community, volunteered at the annual All-Star Survivors Celebration for women battling cancer in 2013 at Redskins Park…In 2011, worked with the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation to speak to students about the importance of good health, and to lead kids in fitness activities as part of NFL’s Play 60 campaign…Was a regular participant in Nebraska’s community outreach activities, working with numerous FCA activities, as well as volunteering at Elliot Elementary School as part of the Cornhuskers’ team hospital visits.

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