The book on: WR Donte Foster

The Vikings not only got a 1,000-yard receiver in undrafted rookie Donte Foster, they got a talented athlete in several sports, earning the No. 1 play on SportsCenter in basketball.

Donte Foster

Wide Receiver
Ohio University Bobcats
Guthrie, Oklahoma
Seminole State College
Guthrie High School


Foster became the second player in school history to surpass the 1,000-yard receiving mark when he finished with 1,018 receiving yards in 2013...Earned second-team All-MAC honors following senior season...Earned MVP honors in the Beef O' Brady's Bowl after recording a bowl-record 160 receiving yards against East Carolina...Played in 51 games during four-year career at Ohio...Finished with 2,170 receiving yards and 21 touchdowns on 167 receptions...Played college basketball at Seminole State College in Seminole, Okla., before transferring to Ohio University...Had the No. 1 play on ESPN's SportsCenter when he made a shot with his back to the basket during a high school basketball game.

Earned All-MAC Second Team honors... Became just the second wide receiver in school history to surpass 1,000 yards receiving in a single season as he finished the year with 1,018 yards... Started in all 13 games... Opened the year with a pair of catches for 56 yards at Louisville (Sept. 1)... In the Bobcats' home opener against North Texas, he hauled in six receptions for 59 yards... Helped Ohio to its third straight win over Marshall as he caught eight passes for 80 yards (Sept. 14)... Hauled in his first touchdown of the year against Austin Peay (Sept. 21) as he caught a 53-yard pass from quarterback Tyler Tettleton... Was on the receiving end of four passes for 76 yards at Akron (Oct. 5)... Tied a career-high with 11 receptions and had a season-best 143 yards receiving at Eastern Michigan (Oct. 19)... He also collected one touchdown against the Eagles... Posted his third consecutive 100-yard receiving day as he caught eight passes for 122 yards against Miami (Oct. 26)... He also collected a career-high three touchdowns against the Redhawks... Closed the regular season with 89 receiving yards on six receptions versus Massachusetts... Set a Beef `O' Brady's Bowl record with 160 yards receiving en route to earning Most Valuable Player honors.

Finished the year with single-season career highs of 659 yards receiving and eight touchdowns... His eight receiving touchdowns are tied for fifth all-time with former Bobcat wide receiver Todd Snyder... His 59 receptions ranks fifth all-time in single-season history... Caught five passes for 32 yards and one touchdown during Ohio's 24-14 win at Penn State on Sept. 1 ... His fourth-quarter touchdown with 2:55 left in the game sealed the Bobcats' victory at Penn State... Hauled in five receptions for 57 yards and a touchdown in the Bobcats' home-opener against New Mexico State (Sept. 8)... Caught a pair of touchdowns versus Norfolk State (Sept. 22)... Registered seven catches for 164 yards against Eastern Michigan (Nov. 1), which tied Snyder for eighth all-time... He also scored a pair of touchdowns against Eastern Michigan, including one that went for 79-yards, which was the sixth longest touchdown reception in school history... Caught a career-high 11 passes for 100 yards in the Bobcats' regular season finale at Kent State (Nov. 23)... Caught the Bobcats' first touchdown in Ohio's 45-14 victory over Louisiana-Monroe in the Independence Bowl (Dec. 28).

Was a fixture on Ohio's receiving corps during the 2011 season, playing in 13 games ... Caught 30 passes for 352 yards and five touchdowns ... Caught his first touchdown of the season at New Mexico State on Sept. 3 ... Caught one touchdown pass in five separate games ... Caught at least two passes on nine occasions throughout the season ... Caught his longest pass of the season, 33 yards, against Gardner-Webb on Sept. 10 ... Registered five receptions in games against Akron (Oct. 22) and Miami (Nov. 22) ... Nov. 22 against Miami was his season-high in receiving yards, as he recorded 65.

Finished the season with nine catches for 151 yards and one touchdown ... Season-long catch for 47 yards against BGSU on Oct. 9 ... Recorded his season-high two catches in two games at Miami on Oct. 23 for 24 yards and against the Troy Trojans on Dec. 18 for 28 yards, including one touchdown ... Posted one catch against Buffalo on Nov. 4 for 14 yards, at Temple on Nov. 16 for 26 yards, at Kent State on Nov. 26 for 13 yards and against Akron on Oct. 16.

Foster red-shirted as a freshman.

4.47 in the 40-yard dash…1.61 10-yard dash…2.57 20-yard dash…4.30 20-yard shuttle…
6.79 three-cone drill…42-inch vertical jump…10'10" broad jump…Bench pressed 225 pounds 14 times.

Was named All-Oklahoma as a senior after leading Class 5A in receiving yards and earned all-star honors from the OFBCA (Oklahoma Football Coaches Association) and, a website and media outlet dedicated to high school sports coverage since 1999 ... Also a quarterfinalist for Oklahoma's Mr. Football honor during his senior season ... As a junior, Foster, who played for head coach Rafe Watkins, helped lead the Bluejays to a Class 5A state title ... During his junior and senior seasons at Guthrie, Foster amassed 80 catches for 1,408 yards with 25 touchdown catches ... He also totaled 163 yards on the ground for three more scores ... On the hardwood, Foster began his career with a bang when he was named Oklahoma's Newcomer of the Year as a freshman ... Under the leadership of head coach Pete Paparonios, he then claimed All-Oklahoma honors three times (sophomore, junior, senior) and was named Class 5A Player of the Year as a junior ... Also voted Most Valuable Player of the state playoffs as a senior, where he averaged a double-double ... His Guthrie Bluejays won the Class 5A state title during both his junior and senior campaigns ... At Seminole State, Foster averaged 12.8 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.1 steals and 1.8 assists per contest from his guard position ... He led the Trojans to the finals of the NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) Region 2 Tournament, earning All-Tournament honors in the process ... A four-year member of Guthrie's FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) and National Honor Society, Foster also excelled in track and field ... Was Class 5A's three-time (sophomore, junior, senior) state champion in the high jump, where he cleared seven feet during his senior season ... Also earned All-Oklahoma honors all three ... Played college basketball at Seminole State College before transferring to Ohio.

Majoring in Sociology-Criminology ... Born Nov. 10, 1990 ... Son of Donna and Charles Foster ... Has two brothers, Trey and Brendan ... Likes playing X-Box, fishing, basketball and the Oklahoma Thunder.

Dave-Te' Thomas has more than 40 years of experience scouting for the NFL. With the NFL Draft Report, Thomas handles a staff that evaluates and tests college players before the draft and prepares the NFL's official Draft Packet, which is distributed to all 32 teams prior to the draft. Follow Viking Update on Twitter and discuss this story on our subscriber message board.

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