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Longhorn Network captures legendary Texas RB Ricky Williams catching up with D’Onta Foreman

Just two great Longhorns talking Texas football.

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With the tail end of junior running back D’Onta Foreman’s historic season only days away, the Longhorn Network was on hand as Texas Longhorns legend Ricky Williams caught up with the latest great Texas rusher.

How did Foreman climb the ranks as one of the best rushers in school history and arguably the best running back in the country?

“I’ve never been the feature back,” Foreman said. “I’ve never got 25 or more carries in a game so this season, I’ve gotten to 30-35 carries and it’s crazy, but I enjoy it. It’s something that I always wished I could have.”

As a result of significantly increased workload, aided by the absence of an injured Chris Warren III, a new-look Texas offense has piggybacked on Foreman’s heroics en route to the junior becoming the nation’s leading rusher in total yards (1,863) and yards per game (186.3). More impressively, Foreman has become college football’s most prolific rusher despite being sidelined during the second week of the season against UTEP, which could have easily pushed Forman over the 2,000-yard mark on the season.

Yet, despite missing the UTEP game, Foreman continues to creep up on Williams’ season-season school rusher record of 2,124 in 1998. With 262 more yards, which is more than feasible for Foreman is just one game, a victory against TCU and bowl eligibility would provide two opportunities for the feature back to rush for more single season yards than any other Longhorn in school history.

“Honestly, I’m rooting for you and I hope you break all my records,” Williams told Foreman. “I can’t do it anymore so I’m basking in your glory any day.”