Texas running back D'Onta Foreman carries the call in pregame before the last game ofthe season again TCU, November 25, 2016 at Royal Memorial Stadium. James Gregg/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Texas RB D’Onta Foreman could announce NFL decision this week

Posted November 29th, 2016


Texas running back D’Onta Foreman will announce whether he is returning to the Longhorns in 2017 sometime this week, according to his father.

Derrick Foreman tweeted the decision will be announced “before or by Friday at the latest.”

“Please don’t ask me if he’s staying or leaving,” Derrick Foreman tweeted about his son, a junior. “He’ll announce his decision at the proper time. He’s prayed on it and we support his decision.”


D’Onta Foreman is a Doak Walker Award finalist after becoming the second UT player in school history to rush for more than 2,000 yards. The fact he did it for a 5-7 team is all the more impressive.

Foreman has been projected anywhere from a late first-round pick to a third-rounder based on various NFL scouting services.

Prior to the TCU game, Foreman was asked what it was like being a Heisman Trophy contender. “It’s wonderful,” he said.

“I was in the locker room and Patrick Vahe came up to me and was like I just voted for you,” Foreman said. “And I was like thank you bro. I feel like me being up there with those guys, it helps our team. People rally around it and it makes people better because it makes everyone want to get to that platform. I was able to start it off and hopeful everybody just follows on and we get some more guys up there.”

New Texas coach Tom Herman said he planned on speaking with Foreman about his decision on Monday.

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

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