LUBBOCK, TX - NOVEMBER 05: D'Onta Foreman #33 of the Texas Longhorns is chased out of bounds by Jah'Shawn Johnson #7 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders during the game on November 5, 2016 at AT&T Jones Stadium in Lubbock, Texas. Texas defeated Texas Tech 45-37. (Photo by John Weast/Getty Images)

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D’Onta Foreman has a day, literally, in Texas City

Posted July 10th, 2017


D’Onta Foreman had lots of big days as a Longhorn in 2016. In fact, he had 11 big days as he broke Earl Campbell’s record for consecutive 100-yard rushing games (He set the record 13 straight 100-yard rushing games, starting in 2015).

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But he never had “a day” quite like July 8.


Texas City, Foreman’s hometown, declared July 8, 2017 as “D’Onta Foreman Day” as they honored the 2016 Doak Walker and Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award winner. Foreman, now starting his rookie season with the close-to-home Houston Texans, received a proclamation from the mayor Matthew T. Doyle.

The proclamation reads: “D’Onta, the City of Texas City is so proud of your accomplishments. Congratulations on your draft with the Houston Texans! We wish you much success with all your future goals.”

Foreman rushed for 2,782 yards in three seasons with Texas, leaving the program as the No. 9 all-time rusher at Texas.

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