Penn State running back Silas Redd has been working hard to fill the cleats of the Nittany Lions' career rushing record holder Evan Royster and has actually trimmed down in doing so. Assistant coach Jay Paterno says, "The tendency with all these running backs is that they start to think they need to be 225-pounders" but Redd has actually gone from 214 pounds down to 206.
Even without Royster, most believe the Penn State ground game could be even better with Redd. Royster was a good all-around back but didn't do any one thing extremely well. Redd, on the other hand, runs with more power and has more of a second gear.