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Texas S BJ Foster to rejoin team and ‘serve his penance’

The junior reportedly quit the team during the game against UTEP over frustrations about playing time.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 31 Alamo Bowl - Utah v Texas Photo by Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Texas Longhorns head coach Tom Herman expects that the difficult weekend for junior safety BJ Foster will soon be “water under the bridge.”

Foster, a 14-game starter for the Longhorns who played sparingly against UTEP on Saturday as the backup to redshirt senior Chris Brown, reportedly quit on the during some time during the third quarter over frustrations about playing time.

Despite leaving the stadium during the game, Foster worked out with his teammates on Sunday and then met with the coaching staff. Herman said that the Angleton product will rejoin the team and “serve his penance.” The Texas head coach did not provide further specifics about Foster’’s punishment.

Foster “obviously let his frustration get the best of him,” Herman acknowledged. “It’s okay to be frustrated,” he said, “but we’ve got to be able to control our actions and he realizes that.”

A former consensus five-star prospect who ranked as the No. 24 player nationally in the 2018 recruiting class, Foster was a huge coup for Texas as part of a class that ranked No. 3 in the country, according to the 247Sports Composite team rankings.

After arriving on the Forty Acres, Foster made an immediate impact, starting six games and recording nine tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, one interception, two forced fumbles, two quarterback hurries and five pass breakups. Last season, Foster played through a shoulder injury that required offseason surgery, but still started eight games, although his production decreased.