Through two preseason games, D'Onta Foreman has made two of Houston's biggest plays. The rookie running back recorded the longest rush (41 yards in Week 1 at Carolina) and longest reception (63 yards in Week 2 against New England).
"Foreman's done a good job," head coach Bill O'Brien said Saturday. "Since we've gone to pads, put pads on, (D'Onta) Foreman's stood out. That's what he is. He's a first- and second-down back that has decent hands. He can do some things in the passing game, so hopefully that continues."
In the Texans 27-23 win over the Patriots on Saturday, Foreman finished with 83 total yards (17 rushing, 66 receiving). Foreman recorded 73 yards on Houston's first scoring drive of the third quarter, which included the 63-yard catch-and-run to give the Texans possession at the Patriots two-yard line. Two plays later, Deshaun Watson scored on a two-yard touchdown run.
"I went out there and he (Watson) gave me the signal," Foreman said. "I just wanted to win. I went inside and looked for the ball. He threw me the ball and then I was loose. I was mad I didn't score though."
Foreman did get his chance in the endzone in the fourth quarter. The University of Texas product scored
his first rushing touchdown of the preseason with his family on hand to see him celebrate in the endzone.
"My mom and my grandma came today," Foreman said. "It was wonderful though. I've only been in this stadium one time for a bowl game and I didn't even play. I never watched a NFL game live, I've only watched a game on TV, so, for me, my first NFL live game was the one I first played in. It's a blessing to be here. For me to be able to play basically in front of my home crowd, that's how I look at it."