UT running back DÕOnta Foreman (33) escapes Texas Tech defensive back Jah'Shawn Johnson(7) for more yards in the fourth quarter at AT&T Jones Stadium in Lubbock Saturday November 5, 2016. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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D’Onta Foreman, Michael Dickson win Big 12 weekly honors

Posted November 7th, 2016

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In probably one of the easiest votes of the year, Texas running back D’Onta Foreman was named the Big 12 offensive player of the week.

Foreman had a career-high 341 rushing yards in Texas’ 45-37 win on Saturday at Texas Tech. It was the third-biggest rushing day in Longhorns’ history and nine yards shy of the single-game record set by Ricky Williams.

Foreman has rushed for more than 100 yards in 10 consecutive games, one shy of the school record currently held by Earl Campbell, who had 11 straight triple-digit days during his 1977 Heisman Trophy run.

“He’s an outstanding player and a guy who works hard on the practice field,” UT coach Charlie Strong said on Monday’s Big 12 Conference call. “He’s been exciting to watch.”

Also on Monday, Texas punter Michael Dickson was named the Big 12 special teams player of the week. He averaged 51 yards on five attempts against the Red Raiders.

Dickson, a Ray Guy Award candidate, currently ranks second nationally with an average of 48.2 yards per attempt.

Contact Brian Davis at 512-445-3957. Email bdavis@statesman.com.

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