The Texas City native is going back to Southeast Texas. Texas RB D'Onta Foreman was selected 89th overall in the third round by the Houston Texans. The junior rushed for 2028 yards and 15 touchdowns before declaring for the draft after his junior year.
Former Texas running back D’Onta Foreman missed most of what he called his “biggest job interview to date” in the NFL Scouting Combine due to a stress fracture in his left foot. As he recently penned in Men’s Health, Foreman entered into the combine in the best shape of his life thanks to a new nutrition plan, he just was not able to prove it.
D'Onta Foreman was honored on Thursday night as the 2016 winner of the Doak Walker Award, given annually to best running back in college football. The award was presented by Calvin Hill (Yale) at the College Football Awards Show inside the College Football Hall of Fame.
Junior running back D’Onta Foreman will forego his senior season and enter the 2017 NFL Draft, Foreman told reporters on Wednesday. Foreman, a Doak Walker Award finalist, Heisman candidate and holder of the Texas record for most consecutive games played with over 100 rushing yards leaves Texas after rushing for 2782 yards and 20 touchdowns in three seasons, including rushing for 2028 yards in 11 games during his junior season.
At this point in the season, it's important to get a sense of what coaches are thinking about a variety of subjects. For that reason, the entirety of Sterlin Gilbert's press conference from Tuesday has been transcribed here:
Lawrence, Kansas presented multiple opportunities for the Texas Longhorns. It could have given the team a chance to get bowl eligible with a win against Kansas after missing a bowl game last year. It could have given the team momentum heading into TCU. It could have given head coach Charlie Strong a stronger argument to return to coach a fourth year at Texas. Instead, Lawrence became a nightmare zone.
Prior to the West Virginia game, the Texas had yet to lose a game at Royal-Memorial Stadium. The Mountaineers came in and changed all that, and part of it was due to a stifling defense keeping Texas to a season low of 20 points. Offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert, even with the numbers his players put up, admitted just how good he thought the WVU defense was at Tuesday’s availability.
The West Virginia game was the perfect microcosm of the limitations of this Texas team. The Longhorns have the most athletic roster in the entire conference and they play hard every week. In some respects, such as the run game, they’re also highly skilled, but mostly it’s just a team of great athletes fighting like hell every week to get the win. When it comes to the finer points of winning football games such as situational play, fundamentals, or special teams, fielding a pack of untrained dogs doesn't cut it.