Texas Longhorns RB D'Onta Foreman Named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week Following Break-out Performance Against Baylor Bears

Junior running back D'Onta Foreman nabbed conference player of the week honors following his 250 rushing yard performance in the Longhorns' 35-34 win over Baylor.

Texas running back D'Onta Foreman ran like his hair was on fire in the Longhorns' 35-34 win over then No. 8 ranked Baylor.

Foreman was named the Big 12 Conference Offensive Player of the Week for his break-out performance against Baylor - rushing for 250 yards and two scores on 32 carries against the Bears' defense.

Saturday marked the ninth-consecutive game of Foreman rushing for more than 100 yards. He is two games shy from tying former Heisman Trophy winner Earl Campbell's 1977 record of most consecutive 100-yard games. Campbell set the 11-game record during his senior season, which was also the year he won the Heisman Trophy.

Head coach Charlie Strong believes Foreman should "for sure" be in the conversations as it pertains to the Doak Walker Award and Heisman Trophy.

"If you look at what he has done and the numbers he has, you know we still have four games left. He's played for well. He's an unbelievable runner," Strong said.

"The reason why he is in the position he's in is because he works so hard at practice. He takes what he does in practice to the game. He's a very unselfish football players. He's not one of these guys that says 'I gotta have the ball.'

"He just knows when he gets it, he's going to do something with it. At some point he's going to bust one right down the pipe and get us a big gain.

"He's been fun to watch and has been unbelievable in the way he handled everything. He did a Heisman pose the other day, but even during the game, if you get to 1,000, we will recognize you, and he got the recognition he deserved.

"He's got four left, and he will just get strong as each game goes on."

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