PRO: The Titans signed D'Onta Foreman to the practice squad during Week 4 of the 2020 season to bring depth and experience to the running back corps. The 6-foot-1-inch, 236-pounder was originally drafted by the Houston Texans in the third round (89th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft. The University of Texas product has appeared in 11 NFL contests with one start over two seasons (2017-18) for the Texans and posted 326 rushing yards on 85 carries with two rushing touchdowns, as well as eight catches for 111 yards with a receiving score. The Texas City, Texas native has also spent time with the Indianapolis Colts prior to arriving in Tennessee.
• Foreman was a consensus All-American in 2016, making him the first Texas running back to earn those honors since Ricky Williams in 1998. Foreman also won the 2016 Doak Walker Award, the 2016 Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, and was a 2016 Heisman Trophy candidate.
• His twin brother, Armanti, was a wide receiver for the Longhorns.
• Foreman's son, D'Onta Jr., was born prematurely in September 2016 and passed away on Nov. 5, 2016 due to an intestinal infection. On the day of his passing, Foreman carried Texas to a road win at Texas Tech and rushed 33 times for 341 yards and three touchdowns, all career-high marks. "It was just something about that game, it was like, 'I'm doing it for my son. I'm leaving it all out here," Foreman said.
• Foreman founded the D'Onta Foreman Family Foundation, which advocates for fathers to become more involved in their children's lives.
• The Texas City, Texas native was originally selected by the Houston Texans in the third round (89th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.
• Waived by the Texans on Aug. 4, 2019.
• Claimed off of waivers by the Indianapolis Colts on Aug. 5, 2019.
• Waived by the Colts on Aug. 24, 2019.
• Signed by the Titans to the team's practice squad on Sept. 29, 2020.
• Activated from the practice squad to the active roster standard elevation on Oct. 31, 2020.
• Signed by the Titans to their active roster from the practice squad on Nov. 7, 2020.
• Played in 28 games with 10 starts over three seasons at the University of Texas (2014-16). Totaled 433 carries for 2,782 yards and 20 touchdowns as a Longhorn. His 2,782 rushing yards ranks ninth in school history. Posted 15 career 100-yard rushing games, including a school-best 13 consecutive performances to end his career at Texas. Added 13 receptions for 146 yards.
• As a junior (2016), appeared in 11 games with 10 starts and carried the ball 323 times for 2,028 yards and 15 touchdowns. Posted 100-yard rushing games in all 11 contests. Added seven catches for 75 yards. His 2,028 rushing yards were the second-most in program history and in the top 20 for most in a single season in NCAA history. Was a consensus All-American, making him the first Texas running back to earn that honor since Ricky Williams in 1998. Awarded the 2016 Doak Walker Award, the 2016 Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, and finished eighth in Heisman Trophy voting. Was a unanimous first-team All-Big 12 selection by conference coaches and Associated Press. Earned first-team All-American recognition by Associated Press, Sporting News, Football Writers Association of America, American Football Coaches Association, ESPN.com, Sports Illstrated, FOX Sports, CBS Sports, Phil Steele and USA Today.
• As a sophomore (2015), saw action in 10 games and rushed 95 times for 681 yards and five touchdowns. Added five receptions for 64 yards. Finished eighth in the Big 12 with a team-high 681 rush yards. Ranked seventh in the league with four 100-yard games. Earned second-team Academic All-Big 12 recognition.
• As a true freshman (2014), played in seven games as a reserve and on special teams. Rushed 15 times for 73 yards and caught one seven-yard pass.
• Attended Texas City (Texas) High School where he rushed for 4,382 yards and 61 touchdowns in his career.
• Four-time district honoree and named second-team 4A All-State as a running back by the Associated Press as a senior in 2013 after rushing for 2,102 yards and 31 touchdowns on 202 carries.
• Shared District 24-4A MVP honors with his twin brother, Armanti, in 2013.
• Tabbed first-team All-District 24-4A as a running back and second-team All-District 24-4A as a linebacker as a junior in 2012. Rushed 112 times for 1,073 and 18 touchdowns.
• Ranked as the No. 67 running back nationally and No. 143 player in Texas by 247 Sports.
• Has one brother, Armanti.
• Has a daughter, Nike, and a son, Master.
• Son of Derrick Foreman and Shawn Smith.
• Follow Foreman on Twitter @D33_foreman and Instagram at @iamdeeforeman.
• Born D'Onta Foreman on April 24, 1996 in Texas City, Texas.
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