Texas Star Running Back Will Enter The NFL Draft

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Things just are not getting better for the Texas Longhorns football team and they just took another hit this week. Their star running back, D'Onta Foreman, told the press that he would forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft in the spring of next year. The Texas football team had a very down year this year and have since fired their old head coach, Charlie Strong, who went 5-7 on the season. However, one of the bright spots of the year this past season was their running back, D'Onta Foreman, and his 2000 yard rushing season. 

After a down year at Texas last year, Foreman came out and has declared for the NFL draft. Foreman announced his decision Wednesday. His rushing total in 11 games was the second-best in school history, behind only Ricky Williams in 1998, when he won the Heisman Trophy. Foreman is a finalist for the Doak Walker Award, given to the nation's top running back. This is a great feat when you start to think of all the great running backs that have come out of the University Of Texas over the years. Some people in the organization thought he might come back for his senior year, but he decided against that and will surely make an NFL team very happy in the next few months to come.

Foreman also set a school record with 13 consecutive 100-yard games dating to the 2015 season. His career-best was a 341-yard effort, against Texas Tech. Foreman scored 15 touchdowns this season, and Texas did not have a good year at all. Texas fired Coach Charlie Strong last week after this third consecutive losing season and hired Tom Herman from Houston. Foreman said he would "probably" leave Texas even if Strong was still the coach. It would be tough for Foreman to stay at Texas for his senior year, knowing he would be thrown into a new system with a new head coach. Right now, experts have Foreman ranked as the 18 best overall prospect coming out of college. Anytime you are predicted to go in the first round of the NFL draft, it is very tough to turn that down.

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