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July 16, 2013 at 11:27 am

Messenger: Foster Achieved in 2012 the Hard Way

“Something strange happened to Donte Foster last season. For the first time in his life, sports didn’t come easy,” writes Jason Arkley in the Athens Messenger. But now Forster, a Sociology-Criminology major in the College of Arts & Sciences, goes into his last semester at Ohio University healthy. And his teammates have chosen him as team captain.

Donte FosterA torn ligament. A brutal fall. A recovery.

For a player so used to being smooth on the football field, the injuries forced Foster to become a grinder. He couldn’t do the same things he was used to. He couldn’t catch the ball with both hands. He didn’t have the burst coming out of cuts to gain separation from defensive backs.

Nothing was given. Foster had to earn every catch, work for every yard, be on point with every detail….

Foster may have been struggling, but he was still productive. He finished with 59 catches for 659 yards and eight touchdowns in 12 games last fall. Foster may have felt limited, but his total number of receptions and number of touchdown catches were both the fifth-most in a single season in Ohio history.

Read more about why “Foster hopes he can be a difference as the Bobcats try to chase down that elusive conference title. Last year he had to make due with less. This time he want to do more.”




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