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LOOK: Texas legends Earl Thomas, Jamaal Charles push #Foreman4Heisman campaign

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D’Onta Foreman has earned his way into the mix.

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Should Texas Longhorns running back D’Onta Foreman be in consideration for the Heisman trophy after ripping the Texas Tech Red Raiders for 341 yards and three touchdowns?

Count Longhorns legends Earl Thomas and Jamaal Charles as those heralding the #Foreman4Heisman campaign.

The 33-carry, 341-yard, three-touchdown performance by Foreman was the best by an FBS player this season in yardage and best rushing effort for the ‘Horns since Ricky Williams set the school record with 350 in 1998.

Despite the fact that Foreman leads the FBS with 10 consecutive 100-yard performances to come within one game of tying the school record held by Earl Campbell, the national buzz about the junior has been remarkably absent.

Blame that on the 5-4 record that stood at 3-4 two games ago.

And let’s be honest about one thing — Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson is going to win the award unless he absolutely collapses down the stretch, and justifiably so.

But even though the Longhorns have largely struggled this season, the recent surge should push Foreman further into the spotlight.

If he can continue at this pace and continue to turn in big-time performances like he has for for the last two weeks especially, he will have at least earned a trip to New York.