Preseason Photo Shoot. Photos by Joe Murphy.
Signed with the Tigers in January of 2012 and enrolled in school for the spring semester ... In first season as a Memphis Tiger played in all 12 games, starting 11 contests as a junior in 2012 ... Transferred to Memphis from Northeast Mississippi Community College (NEMCC) ... Prior to his time at NEMCC, attended Georgia Tech.
Played 761 of 772 offensive plays in first season at the University of Memphis ... Started 11 of 12 games and played three different positions during the season ... Started the first four games of the season at right guard while starting the final seven games at center ... Only nonstart came against Rice in which he played 60 of 65 offensive snaps at center and right guard ... In addition to playing at center during the Marshal game, also played at left guard ... Blocked for a unit which raised its total offense in Conference USA games from 243.0 yards per game to 327.1 yards an outing (26 percent increase in yardage from 2011 to 2012) ... in C-USA games, Memphis raised its rushing offense total by 63 percent ... Memphis averaged 318.33 yards of total offense during the 2012 season ... The season total represented a 44-yard improvement from the previous season ... Memphis almost doubled its rushing average from the previous season, averaging 151.75 yards on the ground ... Memphis' 71.43 fourth-down efficiency percentage ranked tied for seventh nationally ... Only five teams converted on fourth down more times than the Tigers (20-of-28).
2010-11 (Redshirt Freshman/Sophomore - Northeast Mississippi CC)
Played two seasons at Northeast Mississippi Community College for Coach Ricky Smither ... Earned MACJC All-State and NJCAA All-Region XXIII honors in 2011 ... An honorable mention selection to the NJCAA All-America team in 2010 ... As a sophomore, helped bolster an offensive line that saw NEMCC's offense become one of the most prolific in school history ... Northeast scored 254 points in 2011, which ranked fifth in school history ... NEMCC tallied 2,618 yards of total offense in 2011 ... Helped lead squad to a 6-4 record and the team's first playoff appearance since 2005 ... Anchored an offensive line that helped NEMCC average nearly 300 yards of total offense in 2010 ... Squad broke into the NJCAA national poll on Oct. 19, 2010, for the first time since 2006 ... Behind Foster's leadership, the offensive line helped the Northeast running attack accumulate 346 yards during its 49-42 win against East Mississippi (Oct. 7, 2010) ... Helped running back Jaquise Cook amass a career-high 267 yards and four scores in that contest ... Assisted Northeast in becoming the second-ranked team in Region 23 in rushing touchdowns (20).
2009 (Freshman - Georgia Tech)
Signed with Georgia Tech in 2009 and redshirted that season before transferring to Northeast Mississippi Community College.
Played for Coach Rick Tomberlin at Valdosta High School ... An Atlanta Journal Constitution 5A All-State first team honoree ... Nationally-ranked No. 27 at his position by Scout.com, No. 32 by Rivals.com and No. 27 by ESPN.com ... Participated in the All-American Offense/Defense Bowl.
Son of Tarrell and Sammantha Foster ... Born Jan. 13, 1991, in Valdosta, Ga. ... Majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies.