Rolling to the top: Royce Freeman breaks LaMichael James’ Oregon career rushing record

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It was inevitable.

When Royce Freeman opted to return to Oregon for his senior season under coach Willie Taggart, he was on a crash course for the school’s all-time rushing record. Now, it’s all his.

Freeman leapfrogged LaMichael James in Oregon’s record books during the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game vs. UCLA with a 16-yard burst. Entering the game, Freeman needed 140 against the Bruins to catch James, who had 5,082 yards over three seasons.

Freeman also reached the 5,000-yard plateau Saturday, becoming the 22nd player in FBS history to reach that milestone.

Still, Freeman has plenty of time to add to his new record.

It didn’t take long for James to chime in with a tip of his cap:

The Ducks also unleashed a sweet video to celebrate Freeman’s accomplishment:

 

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