D'Onta Foreman
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1996-04-24) April 24, 1996 (age 24)
Place of birth: Texas City, Texas
Career information
College: Texas
NFL Draft: 2017 / Round: 3 / Pick: 89
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Houston Texans ( 2017 2018)
Career highlights and awards
* Doak Walker Award (2016)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Rushing attempts     85
Rushing yards     326
Rushing touchdowns     2
Receptions     8
Receiving yards     111
Receiving touchdowns     1

D'Onta Foreman (born April 24, 1996) is an American football running back who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Texas, and was drafted by the Houston Texans in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

High school careerEdit

Foreman attended Texas City High School in Texas City, Texas.[1] He played running back and defensive end for the Stingarees football team. During his high school football career, he rushed for 4,382 yards (8.2 YPC) with 61 touchdowns, including 2,102 yards and 31 touchdowns as a senior. Foreman committed to the University of Texas at Austin to play college football under then-head coach Charlie Strong.[2]

2010 season Edit

As a freshman in 2010, Foreman rushed 77 times for 391 yards (5.1 YPC) and two touchdowns. He was given honorable mention for All-District 24-4A as a running back.[3]

2011 season Edit

As a sophomore in 2011, Foreman rushed for 816 yards and 10 touchdowns on 138 carries (5.9 YPC), while catching 20 passes for 224 yards and two touchdowns and returning eight kickoffs for 262 yards (32.7 YPR) and one touchdown. He was selected first-team All-District 24-4A and Special Teams Player of the Year in 2011.[3]

2012 season Edit

As a junior in 2012, Foreman rushed 112 times for 1,073 yards (9.6 YPC) and 18 touchdowns while also tallying 40 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, one sack, and nine pressures. He helped Texas City to a 9-3 record and an appearance in the 4A DII area playoffs. Foreman was named first-team All-District 24-4A as a running back and second-team as a linebacker.[3]

2013 season Edit

As a senior in 2013, Foreman rushed for 2,102 yards and 31 touchdowns on 202 carries (10.4 YPC). He recorded 22 tackles, including 12 tackles for loss and five sacks, five pressures, one interception and returned kickoffs. While helping lead Texas City to a 12-1 record and an appearance in the 4A DII regional playoffs in 2013, Foreman rushed for over 100 yards in all but one game, including three 200-yard contests. He earned first-team All-District 24-4A honors as both a running back and a defensive end. Foreman was named second-team 4A All-State as a running back by the Associated Press in 2013 and also shared 2013 District 24-4A MVP honors with his brother, Armanti. He participated in the 2014 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl.[3]

Foreman was chosen to the Houston Chronicle's Top 100 players in the Houston area.[4] He was ranked the 67th best running back nationally and the 125th best player in the state of Texas by 247Sports.[5] Scout ranked him as the 68th best running back in the nation.[6] ESPN ranked Foreman as the 74th best running back in the country.[7] He was named the sixth best athlete recruit in the state by Dave Campbell's Texas Football Magazine.

Statistics Edit

Year Att Yards Avg TDs
2010 77 391 5.1 2
2011 138 816 5.9 10
2012 112 1073 9.6 18
2013 202 2,102 10.4 31
All values sourced by the University of Texas[3]

College careerEdit

Foreman attended and played college football at the University of Texas from 2014–2016.[8]

Foreman played in seven games as a true freshman at Texas in the 2014 season, rushing 15 times for 73 yards.[9] As a sophomore in 2015, he played in 10 games missing two due to injury. He scored his first collegiate rushing touchdown against Rice on September 12.[10] On November 7, against Kansas, he had a season-high 157 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns in the victory over the Jayhawks.[11] He rushed for 681 yards on 95 carries with five touchdowns.[12][13][14]

Foreman entered his junior year in 2016 as the Longhorns' starting running back.[15] On October 29, 2016, against Baylor, Foreman passed the 1,000 rushing yards for the season mark, becoming the first Texas Longhorn running back since Jamaal Charles in 2007, to do so. During this game, Foreman rushed for 250 yards on 32 carries, scoring 2 touchdowns.[16][17] During the game against Texas Tech on November 5, 2016 in Lubbock, Texas, Foreman ran for 341 yards on 33 carries, with three touchdowns, helping lead the Longhorns to victory. This game was Foreman's career high for the Longhorns.[18][19] On November 19, he had 51 carries for 250 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns in a loss to Kansas.[20] Overall, he finished the 2016 season with 2,028 rushing yards and 15 rushing touchdowns.[21] On November 30, Foreman announced his decision to forgo his last year of eligibility and enter the 2017 NFL Draft.[22] On December 8, he was awarded the Doak Walker Award as the nation's top running back. Foreman was the recipient of the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award in recognition of his 2016 season.[23]

College statisticsEdit

Rushing Receiving
Year Team GP GS Att Yards Avg Long TDs Rec Yards TDs
2014 Texas 6 0 14 74 5.3 34 0 1 7 0
2015 Texas 10 - 94 672 7.1 93 5 5 64 0
2016 Texas 11 11 323 2,028 6.3 74 15 7 75 0
College Totals 27 11 431 2,774 6.4 93 20 13 146 0


Professional careerEdit

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Pre-draft measureables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 0¼ in 233 lb31 38 in10 18 in 4.46 s 1.63 s 2.57 s 4.29 s 7.21 s 33 in 10 ft 0 in 18 reps

Houston TexansEdit

The Houston Texans selected Foreman in the third round (89th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.[24] Foreman was the seventh running back to be drafted in 2017.[25][26]

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On June 16, 2017, the Houston Texans signed Foreman to a four-year, $3.25 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $759,484.[27]

On September 10, 2017, in his NFL debut, Foreman had one rush for four yards in a 29–7 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.[28] In Week 2, his role in the offense expanded as he had 12 carries for 40 yards in the 13–9 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday Night Football.[29] In Week 3, against the New England Patriots, he had eight carries for 25 yards and two receptions for 65 yards in the 36–33 defeat.[30] In Week 11, Foreman had 10 carries for 65 yards and his first two career touchdowns, including a 34-yard score. However, on that touchdown run, Foreman suffered a non-contact injury at the two-yard line and fell into the end zone and immediately grabbed his lower leg. It was revealed that Foreman suffered a torn Achilles and was ruled out for the rest of the season.[31] He was placed on injured reserve on November 22, 2017.[32] Overall, he finished his rookie season with 327 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns, six receptions, and 83 receiving yards.[33]

On September 1, 2018, Foreman was placed on the physically unable to perform list to start the season while recovering from his torn Achilles.[34] He was activated off PUP to the active roster on December 4, 2018.[35]

On August 4, 2019, Foreman was waived by the Texans, who cited poor work habits and being late to team meetings.[36]

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

On August 5, 2019, Foreman was claimed off waivers by the Indianapolis Colts.[37] He was placed on injured reserve on August 19, 2019 with a torn bicep.[38] He was waived on August 24.

Personal lifeEdit

His twin brother, Armanti Foreman, also played college football for the Texas Longhorns, as a wide receiver.[39] While attending the University of Texas, Foreman became a member of the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll in the Fall of 2014.[40] On April 24, 2017, Foreman revealed that he had been coping with his infant son's death in 2016.[41] On July 16, 2017, Foreman was arrested around 12:24 pm in Austin on charges of possession of marijuana and unlawful carrying of a weapon. According to the University of Texas police department, officers initially responded to a report of marijuana smell coming from three cars parked outside a residence hall. Foreman was taken into custody where he later was released on bond, while six others were cited for possession of marijuana and free to leave the scene.[42]


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  38. "Colts Sign Three Free Agents; Place WR Daurice Fountain, RB D'Onta Foreman on IR; Waive S Derrick Kindred". August 19, 2019.
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  40. "D’Onta Foreman - 2016 Football Roster - University of Texas".
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