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D’Onta Foreman Declares For NFL Draft
On Wednesday, Longhorn running back D’Onta Foreman stated at a press conference that he would be leaving to go into the NFL Draft. Foreman currently has the top rushing yards in the nation with 2,028 yards for this season, making his last season with the Longhorns a historic one.
With his twin brother and Longhorn wide receiver Armanti at his side, Foreman explained his decision at the press conference, saying he’d play for “anybody that would give [him] some money.”
Quote of the day from D'Onta when asked "Where would you want to go" in the NFL: pic.twitter.com/XWSsAtmxrT
— Mike Barnes (@MikeB_KVUE) November 30, 2016
His reputation as the nation’s top rusher precedes him, as Foreman is predicted to go in the second round of the Draft.
With his time left at UT, Foreman has also set a goal to win the Doak Walker Award, which is given to the nation’s top running back.
“I feel like I should win that, honestly,” Foreman said. “I was consistently productive for my team. I did everything I could to help us win.”
While Foreman is still in contention for the Heisman Award, given to the nation’s most outstanding college football player, it’s a long shot due to the Longhorn’s 5-7 season record.
Foreman leaves his running back position in good hands with Chris Warren III, who was injured this season in game four but managed to put in 366 yards with an average of 5.90 yards per carry before his injury shortened his season.
— D’Onta Foreman (@D33_foreman) November 30, 2016
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