Texans running back Arian Foster was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week following his performance at Tennessee on Oct. 23. It is the third time Foster has won the award in his three-year career and the second time this season he has garnered the honor.
Foster became the fourth player since the 1970 merger to score three touchdowns and have more than 100 yards rushing and 100 yards receiving in a single game in the 41-7 win against the Titans. The 2010 NFL rushing champion carried the ball 25 times for 115 yards and scored two touchdowns on the ground and had five receptions for 119 yards, including a career-long 78-yard touchdown grab in the second quarter. Foster is the first player in Texans history and 32nd player in NFL history to have more than 100 yards rushing and receiving in a single game.
Foster also tied a franchise record with his 11th career 100-yard rushing game and posted his second 100-yard receiving performance this season. His 234 scrimmage yards against Tennessee were second only to his franchise-record 238 scrimmage yards, set against Indianapolis in the 2010 season opener. Foster ranks 10th in the AFC with 420 yards rushing and is fourth among NFL running backs with 305 yards receiving despite missing two games with a hamstring injury this season.
Foster was also named AFC Player of the Week following a 155-yard rushing performance against Pittsburgh in Week 4. The first AFC Player of the Week Award of Foster's career came after he ran for a team-record 231 yards and scored three touchdowns against Indianapolis in Week 1 of the 2010 season.
List of Texans AFC Player of the Week Award Winners:
Player Award Week Year
Arian Foster Offensive 7 2011
Arian Foster Offensive 4 2011
Glover Quin Defensive 12 2010
Matt Schaub Offensive 6 2010
Andre Johnson Offensive 2 2010
Arian Foster Offensive 1 2010
Brian Cushing Defensive 8 2009
Brian Cushing Defensive 6 2009
Jacoby Jones Special Teams 4 2009
Matt Schaub Offensive 2 2009
Matt Schaub Offensive 14 2008
Steve Slaton Offensive 13 2008
Jacoby Jones Special Teams 8 2008
Jacoby Jones Special Teams 6 2008
André Davis Special Teams 14 2007
Kris Brown Special Teams 5 2007
Mario Williams Defensive 1 2007
Kris Brown Special Teams 16 2006
DeMeco Ryans Defensive 13 2006
Andre Johnson Offensive 4 2006
Jerome Mathis Special Teams 8 2005
Kris Brown Special Teams 3 2004
Chad Stanley Special Teams 9 2003
Avion Black Special Teams 15 2002
Aaron Glenn Defensive 14 2002