A locker commemorating the career and College Football Hall of Fame induction of former Ashland University All-American defensive end Bill Royce is on display in the first-floor lobby at the Robert Troop Center.
The locker includes items such as Royce's helmet and jersey, his Hall of Fame plaque and more.
Royce was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a member of the 2016 class on Dec. 6 at the National Football Foundation Annual Awards Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
Royce's 71 career sacks not only are an NCAA Division II record, but they are an NCAA record for any level. He has the top three single-season sack marks in Ashland football history (20½ in 1993, 20 in 1992 and 18½ in 1991), and the program's single-game sack record (3½ at Wayne State on Oct. 2, 1993).
One of the best players in the early days of the Midwest Intercollegiate Football Conference, Royce was a two-time All-American, the 1993 MIFC Player of the Year, a two-time MIFC Defensive Player of the Year and a two-time MIFC Defensive Lineman of the Year.
Royce, a two-time Harlon Hill Trophy (Division II Player of the Year) candidate in 1992 and 1993, ranks in a tie for ninth on AU's all-time rolls in career tackles with 366.
In Royce's four years as an Eagle, the program had a record of 33-10-1 (.761).