Texas running back D'Onta Foreman makes a touchdown run in the first quarter against Baylor at Royal-Memorial Stadium, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. (Stephen Spillman / for American-Statesman)

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Texas RB D’Onta Foreman named to ESPN All-America team

Posted December 12th, 2016


When D’Onta Foreman gets to the NFL, one of his first purchases should be a trophy case.

The awards and honors keep stacking up for the Texas running back following his incredible 2016 season. On Monday, Foreman was named to ESPN’s All-America team.

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He landed on the first team alongside Florida State running back Dalvin Cook and Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Lamar Jackson. Here’s the caption ESPN included underneath Foreman’s name, written by Mitch Sherman.

Foreman was the third Texas recipient of the Doak Walker Award, and he became the 12th Power 5 back to rush for 2,000 yards — he had 2,028 in 11 games. Foreman finished 10th in FBS history with an average of 184.4 yards per game. Over a 22-day, late-season stretch, the 249-pound junior rushed for 1,008 yards, reaching 250 yards three times in four games.

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The only other selection from the Big 12 was Oklahoma wide receiver Dede Westbrook.

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