Professional athletes, and even soon-to-be professional athletes, often garner a bad wrap for failing to say anything interesting. However, it appears that Texas running back D’Onta Foreman won’t have that problem at the next level.
Foreman, who announced that he will be declaring for the NFL Draft after his junior season on Wednesday, explained the choice to forego a year of eligibility with the Longhorns and, well, it made perfect sense.
The 6-foot-1, 249-pound running back was (easily) the brightest spot in an otherwise dismal season for the Longhorns, as Foreman led the country in rushing with 2,028 yards and 15 touchdowns. With that in mind, it should not come as a surprise that he would look to capitalize on his rising stock in an effort to turn it into some real money in the NFL, but Foreman’s willingness to open up about that as a central reason is refreshing.
At the running back position, the NFL shelf life for players is very, very short and it looks like D’Onta Foreman knows that all too well. In the spirit of that, “get that money, D’Onta” is probably the best advice, and Texas will be just fine with full knowledge that Tom Herman will be guiding the ship for the near future.