The Houston Texans worked out former University of Texas running back D'Onta Foreman on Saturday. Foreman was one of may prospects invited to the local pro-day that the NFL allows teams to hold. Local pro days consist of players who went to high school in the Houston area or went to a college in the area to attend.
Foreman (Texas City) was the Longhorns best offensive weapon in 2016 and lead the Longhorns with 2,028 rushing yards and 15 rushing touchdowns on 323 carries. His 2016 season led him to win the 2016 Doak Walker Award and with his strong season forego his senior season for the NFL Draft.
In 28 career games and only 10 starts, Foreman’s Longhorn career saw him rush for 2,782 yards and 20 touchdowns. His career rushing mark ranks him 9th all-time in school history. His 13 straight 100 yard rushing performances in 2016 was a school-record.
There is question of the workload Foreman had in 2016 with a season high 51 rushes against Kansas. For a running back position where the hits pile up, Foreman declaring for the draft was inevitable with the work he put in.
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