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A reunion in Houston may be ‘far-fetched,’ but Armanti Foreman looks to join his twin in the NFL

Posted March 28th, 2018

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On Wednesday, Texas senior Armanti Foreman worked out in front of representatives from all 32 NFL teams at UT’s pro timing day. The six-foot wide receiver has received a phone call from Seattle’s Seahawks. He met with some teams at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl earlier this year.

The Houston Texans are another franchise that Foreman would love to hear from.

Houston used a third-round draft pick last year on running back D’Onta Foreman, who is Armanti’s twin brother. The Foremans, who hail from Texas City, played together at Texas from 2014-16.

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“If I got an opportunity to play with the Texans, that would just be wonderful,” Foreman said. “That would be a dream come true. I think it’s too far-fetched a little bit, but I really hope it happens.”

Armanti (right) and D’Onta Foreman watch Texas players participate in Texas’ pro timing day on March 28, 2018. Armanti Foreman was working out as a wide receiver. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

D’Onta Foreman was among those in attendance at UT’s indoor practice field on Wednesday. Armanti Foreman said he bested the numbers his brother put up in the 40-yard dash and the vertical and broad jumps at last year’s pro day. He conceded that D’Onta “got me in the bench (press).”

On the field, Foreman told reporters that “whether it’s playing receiver or playing special teams, I feel like I can be a playmaker and I can make a difference.” Foreman led UT in receptions (34) and receiving yards (420) during his junior year. As a senior, Foreman caught 31 footballs and a team-high four touchdowns.

Foreman’s senior season, though, also included a much-publicized three-game benching. Months later, Foreman said he had made the most of his roller-coaster finale.

“Everything that I went through at the University of Texas was what it was and I feel like it built me into being who I am today and got me prepared for the next level, the next steps of my life,” Foreman said. “I kind of embrace all of it. I feel like everything that I went through has prepared me (for) where I’m at now. Nobody can really shock me with anything.”

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