2010 - Tallied RBI single in 17-4 win over Wofford (5/11).
2009 - Squad member that did not see any action and took a redshirt ... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2008 - Played in seven games and hit .167 (1-for-6) with a run scored ... Recorded first career hit in 15-4 win over Duquesne (3/7) ... Made first career appearance in 22-5 win over East Carolina (2/23) ... Played for Brockport Riverbats of New York Collegiate Baseball League in the summer ... Made 20 starts for Riverbats and hit .154 (10--for-65) with 12 runs scored, a homer and five RBI ... 2008 SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll member.
HIGH SCHOOL - Played for Terry Sanford High School and coach Chris Huffman ... Member of 2007 SC/NC Select All-Star team ... Hit .310 his senior season of high school with three home runs ... Hit .301 as a junior with seven doubles, a triple and one home run ... Team MVP and captain ... Also lettered in football and was school's starting quarterback ... Graduated third in his high school class, a McKissick Scholar at South Carolina ... Played for Carolina Hurricanes AAU team.
PERSONAL - Born Nathan Michael (Richard) Royal on 9/11/88 ... Parents are Michael and Tina Royal ... Career goal is to be an orthopedic surgeon ... Father Mike Royal lettered and played baseball at NC State.ate.