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Arian Foster reaches multiple milestones Sunday

Posted Dec 7, 2014

Arian Foster has 1,000 yards for the season for the fourth time in his career.

In his tenth game of the year, Arian Foster passed 1,000 yards rushing for the season with Sunday’s 100-yard performance at Jacksonville.

Foster, who needed 91 yards to reach the milestone, surpassed 1,000 in the third quarter at Jacksonville. The All-Pro running back rushed for 127 yards on 24 carries.

"A lot of us are jealous of him because of how easy he makes it look sometimes, but he’s a heck of a player and this is the time of year when we really need him," head coach Bill O'Brien said. "He’s been in there the last two weeks and that’s a good thing for our team.”

Foster also reached 6,000 yards in his career on his longest play of the year, a first-quarter carry for a gain of 51 yards. He becomes just the second undrafted player in NFL history to rush for more than 6,000 yards.

"It's awesome," Foster said after the game. "Priest was one of my mentors when I first got into the league. We talked a lot and to even be mentioned in the same sentence as him is obviously a big compliment."

Foster, who has been inactive for three games this season, also added his seventh 100-yard rushing game of the season. The Texans lead the league with 37 100-yard rushing performances since 2010. Foster has contributed 32 of those 37 games.

"It's a good feeling but like I always say, especially at running back, this is just the ultimate team sport," Foster said. "It's an 11-man game that's very prevalent at running back. It's years of my teammates playing well with me."

Foster added a one-yard touchdown run to start the fourth quarter, his eighth of the season.



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