DENVER (CBS4) – Royce Freeman just became the first rookie running back to start for the Broncos in a regular season opener since Terrell Davis did it back in 1995.

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Running back Royce Freeman of the Denver Broncos carries the ball and tries to avoid a tackle attempt by cornerback Shaquill Griffin #26 and defensive end Rasheem Green #94 of the Seattle Seahawks at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on Sept. 9, 2018. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

After a stellar college career for the Oregon Ducks, the Broncos picked Freeman in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

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Freeman led the Broncos with 5.6 yards per carry and three touchdowns during the preseason.

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Royce Freeman (credit: Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

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