Texas running back D'Onta Foreman runs against West Virginia in the second half at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium Nov. 12, 2016 in Austin Texas. West Virginia won the game 24-20. (Photo by James Gregg/American-Statesman.)

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D’Onta Foreman to announce future plans on Wednesday

Posted November 30th, 2016


Texas junior D’Onta Foreman will discuss his future with the media on Wednesday afternoon.

Texas has scheduled a 3:15 p.m. press conference for its standout running back. Longhorn fans may be hoping to see Foreman alongside new coach Tom Herman in 2017, but the Texas City native is eligible to enter the NFL Draft.

Foreman currently leads the nation in rushing yards (2,028) and yards per game (184.4), and he scored 15 times this year. Foreman’s 2,028-yard season ranks second in the Texas record books, and he set a school record with his 13 straight 100-yard performances. Texas gave 323 rushing attempts to Foreman, including a school-record 51 in an overtime loss to Kansas on Nov. 19.

American-Statesman columnist Cedric Golden wrote on Wednesday that Foreman should take his talents to the NFL, and numerous projections have the 6-foot-1-inch, 249-pound running back being taken within the first three rounds. Chris Ogbonnaya, who was a seventh-round pick by St. Louis in 2009, was the last Texas running back to get drafted. Three ex-Longhorn running backs — Malcolm Brown, Jamaal Charles and Fozzy Whittaker — are still in the league.

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