Royce Freeman (#21) outruns St. Augustine defenders for a huge gain.BALBOA PARK (12/10/2013) Imperial senior running back Royce Freeman was named the 2013 Prep Pigskin Report Silver Pigskin Player of the Year Tuesday night. The announcement was made at KUSI's annual Silver Pigskin Gala at the San Diego Hall of Champions.
Freeman led the county in rushing yards (2824) and rushing touchdowns (41) while helping Imperial to an 11-1 record this season.
He also broke the county's all-time career records for rushing yards (7601), rushing touchdowns (111), and points scored (724).
Other nominees included Oceanside running back Thai Cottrell, Grossmont quarterback Anthony Lawrence, Eastlake running back Isiah Olave, San Pasqual receiver Jajuan Thomas, and Mission Hills linebacker Fred Warner.