Texas freshman running back set to qualify, join team

Posted August 11th, 2014


Longhorns freshman running back D’Onta Foreman has not yet arrived on campus to practice with his teammates. That is expected to change in the coming days, as Foreman earned the grade he needed in a summer class to be cleared by the NCAA.

Foreman, of Texas City, got a 94 or 95 in a government course that ended last week, his father, Derrick, told the American-Statesman on Monday. Foreman needed to make an A to be cleared by the NCAA to begin practicing with the Longhorns.

The NCAA is expected to rule on Foreman’s eligibility within a week.


The arrival of Foreman is welcomed, as the Longhorns’ running back depth has been ravaged by dismissals and an injury. Joe Bergeron and Jalen Overstreet are gone for violating team rules, and freshman Donald Catalon sat out Sunday’s open practice with an apparent injury.

Foreman is the twin brother of Longhorns freshman receiver Armanti Foreman, whose impressive combination of speed and power has created buzz early in camp. D’Onta Foreman ran for 4,382 yards and 61 touchdowns at Texas City.

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