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Texas Longhorns in the NFL: Week 11

D’Onta Foreman scored his first two career NFL touchdowns, but suffered one of two season-ending injuries for former ‘Horns this past week.

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Week by week, this list continues to get slimmer due to season-ending injuries. Rookie running back D’Onta Foreman and defensive end Alex Okafor joined that list this past week. After promising starts to both their seasons, it all came to an end for them on Sunday.

Let’s take a look at how all the NFL ‘Horns performed in Week 11:

Jamaal Charles (RB-DEN): Charles ran three times for seven yards in a losing effort. With the emergence of Devontae Booker, Charles has taken a backseat to him and is now the third-string running back on the Broncos.

D’Onta Foreman (RB-HOU): Foreman had his best performance of his rookie season on Sunday. He ran for 65 yards on 10 carries and added his first two touchdowns (3, 34 yarders) of his career. Unfortunately, on his second touchdown, he tore his Achilles. This is a slight setback for one of the more premier rookie running backs in the NFL. Foreman finished his rookie season averaging 4.2 yards per carry. He had 78 carries for 327 yards and two touchdowns with six receptions for 83 yards. This is a minor setback for a major recovery for the running back from Texas City.

Roy Miller (DT-KC): Forgot to mention this last week but, Miller was released by Chiefs two days after he was arrested for domestic battery, according to the Kansas City Star.

Alex Okafor (DE-NO): Okafor totaled six tackles (0.5 TFL) before tearing his Achilles on a low block to his leg. This is an absolutely devastating injury for him as he was having the best season of his career and has dealt with injury problems in the past. This injury also killed Okafor’s chances at some major incentives.

Brian Orakpo (DE-TEN): Orapko recorded two solo tackles in a 40-17 Thursday night loss.

Brian Robison (DT-MIN): Robison sat out Sunday’s game with a back injury.

Derrick Johnson (ILB-KC): In a 12-9 defensive battle of a loss, Johnson had four total tackles and a pass deflection.

Sam Acho (LB-CHI): Acho had one solo tackle in a losing effort.

Quandre Diggs (Nickel CB-DET): In a winning effort, Diggs continued to show why he’s one of the best defensive back tacklers in the NFL. He had four solo tackles and delivered another highlight reel hit.

Adrian Phillips (SS-LAC): Phillips led the Chargers in tackles with six solo tackles in their 54-24 blowout win.

Kenny Vaccaro (SS-NO): Vaccaro missed his second straight game with a groin injury.

Earl Thomas (FS-SEA): Returning from an injury, Thomas had six total tackles (three solo) in the Seahawks Monday night loss at home.

Phil Dawson (K-ARI): Dawson did not attempt a field goal but went 3-for-3 on his extra point attempts in a loss.

Nick Rose (K-WAS): Rose hit an important 38-yard field goal and nailed all four extra point attempts in the Redskins overtime loss.

Justin Tucker (K-BAL): Tucker went 3-for-3 on field goal attempts (23, 32, 39 yarders) and 2-for-2 on extra point attempts in the Ravens 23-0 win. He is now 20-for-23 on field goal attempts for the year and has not missed an extra point attempt.

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