Evan Mathias Royster (born November 26, 1987) is an American football running back, currently playing college football for Penn State. Royster enters his second season at the starter's position. Because he redshirted his freshman season, Royster is now a fifth-year senior.
Royster attended Westfield High School in Chantilly, Virginia, where he totalled 6,384 yards on 750 carries (8.5 avg.) and 90 touchdowns and helped Westfield win three Concorde District Championships. As a sophomore, he ran for 1,690 yards and 22 touchdowns, adding 2,160 yards and 30 touchdowns in his junior year. During his senior year, Royster amassed 2,200 rushing yards and again tallied 30 touchdowns. He was a first-team all-state selection and Washington Post first-team All-Met.
Regarded as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, Royster was listed as the #26 running back prospect in the class of 2006. He chose Penn State over offers from Maryland, Nebraska, and Virginia Tech.