Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 9-1-10: #20 RB, #264/750 Overall, 7-FA 2010: Helu Jr. completed one of the finest careers as a Nebraska running back in 2010. He moved into the top five on the Cornhuskers' career rushing list, while placing his name in the NU record book in several other areas. Helu Jr. rushed for a team-high 1,245 yards and 11 touchdowns this season, including four 100-yard rushing games. The senior had a record-setting day against Missouri, rushing for a school-record 307 yards and three touchdowns. Helu Jr. was honored for his efforts throughout the season, as he was chosen as a second team All-Big 12 choice by the league's coaches...2009: Eclipsed the 100-yard rushing mark four times and ranked fourth in the Big 12 in rushing at 81.9 yards per game. Helu was also adept at finding the end zone, leading the team with 10 touchdowns...also continued to be a receiving threat with 19 receptions, the third-highest total on the team...2008: Played in all 13 games in 2008, with a pair of starts. He had 803 rushing yards on 125 carries, an average of 6.4 yards per attempt, the best average by a Husker in seven years. He was the first Husker with at least 100 carries to average better than six yards per rush since 2000. He also showed his ability as a receiver, with 25 catches for 266 yards...2007: One of 11 true freshmen to see action, Helu played in just two of the first six games, but was a key performer in a five-game stretch in the second half of the year. He finished as Nebraska’s third-leading rusher with 45 carries for 209 yards, an average of 4.6 yards per tote. Helu also showed the ability to catch the ball, snaring five passes for 40 yards.
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Draft Scout Roy Helu News
09/26/12 - RB Roy Helu was placed on injured reserve by the Redskins, who filled his roster spot by signing Ryan Grant. Helu was seen wearing a walking boot on his left foot on Monday. He had a turf toe injury last week and battled Achilles tendon injuries in both legs during preseason.
09/24/12 - RB Roy Helu has a recurring turf toe problem and is day-to-day.
09/09/12 - RBs Roy Helu and Evan Royster will back up rookie Alfred Morris on Sunday, according to WRC-TV in Washington D.C.
08/26/12 - RB Roy Helu didn't play against Indianapolis with the left Achilles' injury that also sidelined him at Chicago.
08/19/12 - RB Roy Helu didn't play at Chicago because of tendinitis in his left Achilles'. His status for the Colts' game is unknown.