D’Onta Foreman selected by Houston Texans in NFL Draft
Texas running back was taken in the third round with the 89th pick overall
Longhorns running back D’Onta Foreman was selected by the Houston Texans in the third round of the 2017 National Football League Draft on Friday evening. He was taken with the 89th overall pick.
Foreman is the first UT running back taken in the draft since Chris Ogbonnaya was selected by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the 2009 draft. He is the highest selected Longhorn running back since Jamaal Charles was taken in the third round of the 2008 draft by the Kansas City Chiefs.
Foreman racked up the honors in 2016, a year in which he rushed for 2,028 yards and 15 touchdowns. He was named the winner of the Doak Walker Award, given annually to college football’s best running back. He was also a consensus All-America selection, becoming the first UT running back to earn that distinction since Ricky Williams in 1998. He also became the Longhorns’ first recipient of the prestigious Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award.