Roy Helu Jr.
2015 SRVHS Athletic Hall of Fame
Roy Helu Jr. - Class of 2007 - Football
Roy was a quiet leader who led by example. He was one of the most unselfish athletes to play for Dave Kravitz. He truly cared about his teammates and did whatever he could to help his team succeed. He was naturally talented but never took that for granted… always working hard.
At SRV, Roy was a three year Varsity player and he was 1st team all-League his junior and senior years. He was MVP of the offence and led the team in rushing and touchdowns his junior and senior years. In 2006 Roy had 1,085 yards rushing, 11 TD’s along with over 300 yards receiving. As a junior he had 1,526 yards rushing, 19 TD’s and 500 yards receiving.
After SRV, Roy went on to the University of Nebraska where he is 4th overall in career rushing yards. Roy was a four year Varsity player and holds the single game rushing record of 307 yards vs. Missouri. Among his accomplishments, Roy rushed for over 1,000 yards twice, was all-Big 12 running back 3-years, was the National Player of the Week and on the Academic Honor Roll for the Big 12 Conference.
Roy was drafted by the Washington Redskins and played for them for 3 years. Roy holds the rookie single rushing record of 108 yards in a game. In 2011, he led the Redskins in rushing yards. He was named to the All-Rookie team by the Pro Football writers association. Roy now plays locally for the Oakland Raiders.