EUGENE, Ore. (AP) After the trials of last season, Oregon running back Royce Freeman appears to have emerged with two things: a college degree and a brighter outlook.
The senior, who opted to stay with the Ducks rather than enter the NFL draft this spring, heads into the season with 936 career rushing yards to go to reach LaMichael James' Oregon record of 5,082.
"I'm comfortable in my own skin. I'm a senior, I've been here before, I've seen it all, been to a national championship," he said. "I feel more than comfortable being around these guys and playing beside them - and that was a huge reason for me coming back."