D’Onta Foreman will soon be in the NFL, but he left quite a legacy at Texas with his record-breaking 2016 campaign.
On Friday, Foreman stopped by campus to leave a couple of treasured possessions behind. Watch him place the Doak Walker and Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Awards in the Longhorns trophy case.
— Texas Football (@TexasFootball) March 24, 2017
Not often do you get to watch a player literally enter the pantheon of greats who came before him. A year ago, few would have given Foreman a chance at carving out such a large spot in that case, which now holds a photo of Foreman to accompany his spoils.
Foreman placed his name alongside those of Earl Campbell, Ricky Williams and Cedric Benson in the UT record book by rushing for 2,028 yards last season. He finished his Longhorns career with 2,782 career yards, the ninth-most in program history.
He is currently preparing for Texas’ pro day, which is next Tuesday. The event will be a huge opportunity for Foreman to showcase his skills after being forced to bow out of the NFL Combine earlier this month due to an injury. He reportedly lost 16 pounds since the season ended to try to run a fast 40-yard dash.
Early mock drafts projected Foreman could be drafted as high as the second round, but most analysts now believe he will go much later. CBS Sports currently ranks Foreman as the 10th-best running back in this year’s draft class. No matter where he goes, he will always have a legion of fans and a couple trophies back in Austin.
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