Texas Longhorns #33 D'Onta Foreman celebrates touchdown against Cal Golden Bears during the second half of a NCAA college football game, Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, California. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Social reaction: Former teammates, Texas legends react to D’Onta Foreman getting drafted

Posted April 29th, 2017


Whether it was wishful thinking or something more, Armanti Foreman had his twin brother’s path figured out before everyone else.

After D’Onta Foreman was selected No. 89 overall by the Houston Texans, the Longhorns wide receiver took to Twitter to let everyone know. “I predicted this over a week ago. TEXANS BABY!!!!” he wrote.

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That was just one of many elated reactions to Foreman’s selection on social media Friday night, as the Texans chose to make multiple dreams come true at once. Not only will the former Texas star get to suit up in the NFL, but he’ll do so just miles from where he grew up in Texas City, Texas.

Take a scroll through just a few of the reactions that came from within Texas football circles, including former Longhorns and current players who were teammates with Foreman.

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Of course, it wouldn’t be a Texas draft party without barbecue. Here’s proof the Foremans had plenty of smoked meat on hand for the celebration.

Ricky Williams

One of the most shared reactions came from legendary Texas running back Ricky Williams, who called Foreman “the best back in the draft.” The two have been linked since Foreman broke on the scene last season, threatening to chase down some of Williams’ records.

Former Longhorns

Current players and coaches


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