SEC honors two Fosters

Tennessee's Arian Foster and Ramon Foster capped impressive first seasons of collegiate football Thursday by being named to the 2005 SEC Coaches' All-Freshman Team.

Arian Foster, a 6-1, 211-pound tailback from San Diego, Calif., made his first start Oct. 29 and did not disappoint. The redshirt freshman topped 100 yards in each of the five remaining games on Tennessee's schedule and finished with 879 yards rushing, good for fifth-best in UT freshman history.

Arian took over as the starter when Gerald Riggs Jr., was injured in Tennessee's game at Alabama and stands sixth among SEC rushing leaders in 2005 and second among league freshmen with a 79.9-yard average. He appeared in all 11 games but in his five starts, Arian averaged 29.4 rushes per game, 148.4 rushing yards per game and scored four touchdowns.

Ramon Foster played in seven games on the offensive line as a redshirt freshman. His first collegiate experience was as a starter in the 2005 opener against UAB only months after winning UT's Harvey Robinson Award for most improved offensive performer during 2005 spring drills. He shared that award with David Ligon.

A 6-6, 340-pound native of Henning, Ramon displayed his versatility by making that first start at left guard and also starting the season finale at right tackle.


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