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This article is for the NFL tight end. For the author see Robert Royal (author)
Robert Royal
Royal (left) with Angelo Crowell
No. --     Free Agent
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1979-05-15) May 15, 1979 (age 42)
Place of birth: New Orleans, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 257 lb (117 kg)
Career information
College: LSU
NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 5 / Pick: 160
Debuted in 2003 for the Washington Redskins
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-SEC (2001)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2010
Receptions     128
Receiving yards     1,271
Receiving average     9.9
Receiving touchdowns     14
Stats at

Robert Shelton Royal (born May 15, 1979) is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the fifth round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Louisiana State.

Early years

Royal attended Edna Karr High School in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he was a standout in football and basketball. In football, as a senior, he posted ten sacks and 80 tackles.

Professional career

Washington Redskins

Royal was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the fifth round of the 2002 NFL Draft.

Buffalo Bills

Royal signed with the Buffalo Bills as an unrestricted free agent on March 11, 2006.[1] He was released by the Bills on February 26, 2009.

Cleveland Browns

After his release from the Bills, Royal was signed by the Cleveland Browns on March 5, 2009.

The Browns released Royal on February 9, 2011.[2]


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