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NEW PODCAST: Roy Helu Jr. - Former NFL Running Back

THIS IS EPISODE 529 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST

Roy Helu Jr. is a former NFL running back. He was selected in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL Draft by Washington and played four seasons in D.C. before one year in Oakland.

In college, Helu was a standout running back with Nebraska, rushing for over 1,100 yards and 10 touchdowns in his junior and senior seasons. By the time he graduated in 2011, he was fourth on the Huskers all-time rushing list, and broke Nebraska’s single-game rushing record with 307 yards and three touchdowns against Missouri on Oct. 30, 2010.

In the NFL, Helu was named to the Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers of America all-rookie team in 2011, after he rushed for 640 yards and added 49 receptions for another 379 yards, with three total touchdowns that year.

Upon retirement in 2016, Helu began seminary to become a pastor and helped plant a church in Nebraska.

On today’s podcast, we talk to Helu about what led him to plant a church, his testimony of coming to faith in college, working through depression and anxiety, and what his transition was like after the NFL.

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