Thursday, November 8, 2007

Senior Day: DB Brandon Foster

In honor of Senior Day, this Saturday, Drinking the Forty will be profiling each Texas senior, looking back at their career in the Burnt Orange.

Brandon Foster, the 5'9" cornerback, came to Texas in 2003, a 3 star recruit out of Bowie High School in Arlington, Texas. Despite his small size he boasted 4.4 speed. After redshirting in 2003, he played sparingly in 2004 and 2005, mainly as a backup and special teams player. In 2005, Foster started to make an impact recovering a blocked punt in the end zone for his first career touchdown and recording 16 tackles on the season including 2 in the National Championship game against USC.

In 2006, Foster backed up Tarell Brown at right corner, notching 15 tackles, a tackle for a loss, a forced and recovered fumble for the season, as well as 4 tackles in his only start against #1 Ohio State. This season, Foster moved into the starting roll, and has played solid throughout the season. He is 5th on the team with 54 tackles, tied for 1st with 11 pass break ups, and tied for second on the team with 2 interceptions. However, Foster has found the end zone with ease this season, returning both interceptions for touchdowns as well as a fumble recovery.

Foster has played well this season overcoming his 5'9" stature. He plays hard and has been successful, being voted the Big XII Defensive Player of the Week and the Big XII Special Teams Player of the Week. A liberal arts major, and two time Athletics' Director Honor Roll, Foster has been an outstanding member of the UT Family. While he will have a tough time making it to the next level, he has made the most of his time at UT, and become a reliable part of the secondary.

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