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Arian Foster is an American football running back for the Houston Texans.

Education

Foster competed in football during his Freshman and Sophomore years at Valley High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Career

Foster competed in football at Mission Bay Senior High School, where he initially played as a linebacker, but became a full-time running back in his senior year. He was Mission Bay's featured running back that year, and led San Diego County in all purpose yards with 2,500 while compiling 2,093 rushing yards and 24 touchdowns in addition to six scores on kickoff returns. In a game against Claremont, Foster ran for 321 yards and for his efforts, he was named San Diego Union Tribune All-San Diego Western League Player of the Year, received All-West Region appointment by PrepStar, and also earned All-California Interscholastic Federation honors. Then-Tennessee offensive coordinator Randy Sanders and running backs coach Trooper Taylor were impressed by Foster when recruiting in San Diego. Foster chose to attend Tennessee and was part of the 2004 signing class.

In his 2005 freshman season, Foster earned the starting job following an injury to Riggs. Foster rushed for 879 yards in his limited action, including a commanding 223-yard performance against Vanderbilt. Foster scored two touchdowns in the game, and his total of 268 all-purpose yards was the third-highest total in school history.

Foster finished his collegiate career as Tennessee's second all-time leading rusher with 2,964 yards, just 114 behind Travis Henry. His legacy, however, was mixed. He fumbled just five times on a school-record 650 carries, but all of his drops came at critical moments, including fumbles in both 2006 Penn State games, one against Florida in 2007, and against UCLA and Auburn in 2008.

Achievements

  • ledaing the National Football League in: rushing yards (1,616), rushing touchdowns (16), total touchdowns (18), 2010

Interests

  • Other Interests

    writer of poetry, reading

Connections

father:
Carl Foster

He is a former wide receiver for the University of New Mexico

mother:
Bernadette Sizemore

She is an administrative assistant for the university.