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      Arian Foster
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

High School:
Mission Bay

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 215

Position:
TB

CAREER GAMES/STARTS - 47/33

2008 - Games/Starts: 11/10 ... Finished second on Tennessee's all-time rushing list with 2,964 yards and third in career all-purpose yards with 3,880 ... Also first tailback in Tennessee history to finish with at least 600 career rushing attempts (650) and first non-quarterback at UT to reach 700 career touches (740) ... Compiled streak of 23 consecutive starts at tailback -- second-longest streak at his position in Fulmer era (Jay Graham 24) -- before thigh injury caused him to miss starts against Wyoming and Vandy ... Rushed 13 times for 96 yards and caught four passes for 12 yards at UCLA ... Hit century mark with 12-carry, 100-yard effort against UAB ... Rushed 18 times for 75 yards against Northern Illinois ... Scored first TD of season in third quarter at South Carolina, finishing game against Gamecocks with 56 yards rushing on 14 carries ... Also had season-long 26-yard reception ... Rushed 11 times for 53 yards at Vanderbilt, then added season-high 21 carries for 59 yards in career finale against Kentucky ... Finished ninth among 2008 SEC rushing leaders with 51.8-yard average ... Invited to participate in Senior Bowl and NFL Combine.

2007 - Games/Starts: 14/14 ... Finished sixth among SEC rushing leaders (85.2) in 2007 and ninth in all-purpose yards (117.9) ... His 12 rushing TDs were most by Vol runner since Jay Graham had 12 in 1995 ... Began season with outstanding return to home state, finishing with 226 all-purpose yards against California ... Tallied 89 yards on 13 rushing attempts, caught three passes for 20 yards and first receiving TD of career ... Also returned three kickoffs for 117 yards, including 68-yarder to set up UT's second score ... Rushed for 125 yards on 23 carries and did not have single rush for negative yardage against Southern Mississippi ... Carried 12 times for 57 yards and TD against Arkansas State ... Rushed for three touchdowns and 98 yards on 17 attempts versus Georgia ... Marked second career 3-TD game against Bulldogs ... Rushed for season-high 139 yards and TD against Mississippi State ... Ran 13 times for 91 yards and TD and caught four passes for team-high 74 yards at Alabama ... Rushed 19 times for 75 yards and TD against South Carolina ... Finished with 100 rushing yards and two TDs against Louisiana-Lafayette ... 59-yard TD run against Arkansas was his longest of season ... Finished with 83 yards on 13 carries against Razorbacks ... Carried the ball 19 times for 106 yards and also caught 3 passes for 34 yards against Vanderbilt ... Rushed 27 times for 118 yards and caught nine passes for 98 yards and one TD in win over Kentucky ... 65-yard TD reception on first play of game was career-long reception ... Rushed 21 times for 55 yards and caught two passes for 40 yards against LSU ... Added 55 all-purpose yards in Outback Bowl win over Wisconsin.

2006 - Games/Starts: 11/4 ... Rushed for team-high 69 yards on 17 carries against California...Had seven carries for 22 yards against Air Force before suffering injury ...Rushed only two times for two yards against Florida ...Missed Marshall and Memphis game while recuperating... Returned against Georgia with a vengeance, scoring three touchdowns on 64 rushing yards...Scored game-winning touchdown in fourth quarter against Alabama...Had 76 all-purpose yards against Crimson Tide (34 rushing, 42 receiving)...Returned to starting lineup against South Carolina, rushing 12 times for 28 yards and one touchdown...Also caught three passes for 22 yards against Gamecocks...Had 10 rushes for 44 yards against LSU...Finished campaign with 65-yard rushing effort in Outback Bowl, and his 78 all-purpose yards were highest total since 2005.

2005 - Games/Starts: 11/5 ... Thrust into starter's role during mid-season and rushed for at least 100 yards in each of five starts ... First Vols freshman to start at tailback since Jamal Lewis in 1997 and first UT tailback to have 100-yard rushing game in first five career starts since Chuck Webb in 1989...Vols' leading rusher netted 879 yards for fifth-best rookie campaign in school history en route to second-team Freshman All-America and first-team Freshman All-SEC honors ... Gained 742 yards as starter, averaging 148.4 per game ... All-purpose threat had 268-yard game vs. Vanderbilt that was third-best mark in UT history ... Ran 11 times for 36 yards and scored first career TD during win over Mississippi ... Established then-career highs for carries (14) and yards (53) at Alabama ... Assumed starting tailback role vs. South Carolina after senior starter Gerald Riggs Jr. was declared out for season due to ankle injury suffered at Alabama ... Rushed for 148 yards and one TD on 25 carries vs. Gamecocks ... Gained 125 yards on 28 attempts at Notre Dame with one TD ... Gained 132 yards on 28 carries vs. Memphis ... One carry from tying UT's all-time record for rushing attempts in game after carrying 40 times for 223 yards and two TDs vs. Vanderbilt ... Added team-high four catches for 45 yards vs. Commodores ... Rushed for 114 yards on 26 carries at Kentucky and caught five passes for 44 yards.

2004 - Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL - San Diego Union- Tribune's All-San Diego Western League Player of the Year ... Named All-West Region by PrepStar ... Also earned All-California Interscholastic Federation honors ... Led county with 2,500 all-purpose yards, racking up 2,093 rushing yards and 24 touchdowns while adding six scores on kickoff returns as senior in 2003 ... Had 321-yard game against Claremont in 2003 ... Part of same high school graduating class as Matt Bush, who was first overall selection in 2004 MLB amateur draft by San Diego Padres ... Also part of track and field and basketball squads.

COACH AT MISSION BAY HIGH SCHOOL - Dennis Pugh.

BORN - Aug. 24, 1986.

SUPERLATIVES

  • 2007 All-SEC Associated Press (2nd) and Rivals.com (2nd)
  • 2005 Freshman All-America Rivals.com (2nd) and The Sporting News (hon.)
  • 2005 Freshman All-SEC Coaches and The Sporting News
  • Freshman Player of the Week (Nov. 28, 2005)

RUSHING AVG AVG HIGH
YEAR G ATT YDS ATT GAME TD LONG YDS
2005 11 183 879 4.8 79.9 5 66-Van 223-Van
2006 11 91 322 3.5 29.3 5 24-Ala 69-Cal
2007 14 245 1,193 4.9 85.2 12 59-Ark 139-MSU
2008 11 131 570 4.4 51.8 1 41-UCLA 100-UAB
Totals 47 650 2,964 4.6 63.1 23 66-Van 223-Van
RECEIVING AVG AVG HIGH
YEAR G REC YDS REC GAME TD LONG YDS
2005 11 14 148 10.6 13.5 0 39-Ky 45-Van
2006 11 11 88 8.0 8.0 0 15-Ala 42-Ala
2007 14 39 340 8.7 24.3 2 65-Ky 98-Ky
2008 11 19 166 8.7 15.1 0 26-SC 33-SC
Totals 47 83 742 8.9 15.8 2 65-Ky 98-Ky

*-Foster had seven career kickoff returns for 174 net yards (career-long was 68-yarder vs. California in 2007.

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