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Get To Know: RB D'Onta Foreman



Name: D'Onta Foreman** School: University of Texas
Position: Running back
Height/Weight: 6-0, 233

Here are five things you need to know about D'Onta Foreman, the Texans 2017 third-round draft pick:

1. All-American
Foreman was a 2016 consensus All-American, the first UT running back to earn those honors since Ricky Williams in 1998. After his strong 2016 campaign, Foreman also won the prestigious Doak Walker award, presented to the nation's premier running back.

2. Keeping it 100
While at Texas City High School, Foreman rushed for over 100 yards in all but one game, including three 200-yard contests. He helped Texas City to a 12-1 record and an appearance in the 4A DII regional playoffs in 2013.

3. Seeing Double
Foreman has a twin brother, Armanti, who is a wide receiver for the Longhorns. The brothers have matching tattoos. A photo of the two celebrating during a Longhorn game is inked on their backs.

4. Music video star
Foreman, the only Longhorn to be drafted in the 2017 NFL Draft, and his brother are both featured in a music video for a song called "Young & Gifted" by Texas-based rap group Ngeniuss.

5. Life after loss
Foreman struggled with personal loss last season when his infant son passed away less than two months after his premature birth. D'Onta Jr. took a turn for the worse in November but motivated his father, who had the game of his career. Foreman posted a three-touchdown performance against Texas Tech the day his son passed away.

Check out some of the best shots of RB D'Onta Foreman from his time at Texas.

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