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NFL.com: Oregon Football's Royce Freeman a Heisman Contender in 2016

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Could the Ducks running back bring home college football's top honor?

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If the Oregon Ducks have a great season in 2016 Royce Freeman will surely be a big reason why, but can he bring the program another Heisman Trophy?

The answer is yes if you ask NFL.com's Chase Goodbread, who included the running back on his "16 for '16" Heisman watch list.

Here's what Goodbread had to say about the rising junior:

Freeman quietly piled up 1,838 yards last year for the Ducks. Why was it quiet? Because the team lost three of its first six games and fell out of the spotlight that Marcus Mariota had brought the year before. Freeman's candidacy needs the help of an improved Oregon team challenging for another playoff berth.

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