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Evan Royster Tweeting A Much Happier Tune

Posted by Brian Tinsman on May 12, 2011 – 11:40 am

Redskins.com intern Brian Tinsman has already written about how Leonard Hankerson seemed fated to become a member of the Washington Redskins. Now he turns his attention to a draft pick whose first moments after being selected by the team were slightly bumpier.

by Brian Tinsman


Sixth-round pick Evan Royster one major shortcoming in his introductory conference call after the 2011 NFL Draft: his childhood team.Royster, a local product and graduate of Westfield High School, didn’t always cheer for the burgundy and gold.

“I had actually moved here from Texas and I was originally a Cowboys fan,” Royster told the media.”That didn’t sit well with my friends.”

He did add, “I kind of, slowly, converted into a little bit of a Redskins fan, I follow them a little bit.”

Nice save.

But in the weeks that have followed the Draft, Royster has had a change of heart about the Redskins, tweeting much happier vibes.First there was this twitpic:


Next, Royster made nice with Redskins Nation, tweeting about his knowledge of certain important lyrics:

Then, going back to before the Draft, Royster revealed that he’s not just happy to be a Washington Redskin, he’s a Washington Capitals fan too:

Well, maybe I was quick to judge Mr. Royster. After all, he was much younger when he was a Cowboys fan, so perhaps all can be forgiven. For a player that grew up less than an hour from the team that he gets drafted by, that’s pretty much meant to be, right?

I think he would agree:

So that means that Royster is a celebrity in his hometown now … sort of.

It sounds like Royster is totally on-board with the Redskins now, and he will become very recognizable if he can be productive. He certainly doesn’t lack enthusiasm about his opportunities in the running game, already reaching out to fellow running back draftee Roy Helu:

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