The record-setting season for Texas Longhorns junior running back D’Onta Foreman could come to an end on Friday against the TCU Horned Frogs. And with the Texas City product rising rapidly on draft boards across the country, it could be his final game in burnt orange.
So enjoy the 6’0, 241-pounder on Friday and take some time to reflect on his incredible season.
In the Longhorn Network gameday feature, watch as Foreman discusses his appreciation of past Texas running backs with Longhorn legend Ricky Williams.
After signing with Texas in 2014, Foreman watched film on players like Williams, Earl Campbell, and Jamaal Charles in an effort to understand what made them great.
However, despite that film work, Foreman believes that he ended up finding his own running style at Texas, a belief supported by his incredible numbers this season — he deserves consideration as a great in his own right because of that.
“I’ve never been the featured back, never gotten more than 25 carries in a game, so this season I’ve gotten to 30, 35 carries and it’s crazy,” Foreman said. “But, you know, I enjoy it. It’s something that I’ve always wished I could have, so I’m just making the best of the opportunity.”
Indeed, Foreman leads the country with 1,863 rushing yards, a number that ranks third in school history behind Williams. Foreman’s 341-yard effort against Texas Tech was third best in school history and his 1,008 yards in the last four games rank only behind Williams.
By topping the 100-yard mark against Kansas last weekend, Foreman broke the school record of 11 straight 100-yard performances held by Campbell.
The result, as Williams noted, is that everywhere he goes around Austin, all anyone wants to talk about is Foreman’s performance this season.