Q&A with Arian Foster

BY foxsports • February 12, 2011

From InsideTennessee.com
February 12, 2011

Complimenting Arian Foster can sound like an insult.

Saying that he's had a surprising NFL career subtly recalls the struggles he and Tennessee's entire team had during his career from 2005 to 2008.

Sure there were some untimely fumbles, two losing seasons and the fact that Foster didn't get drafted. But far too often it's forgotten that Foster ran for 2,694 yards as a Vol, second to only Travis Henry's 3,078.

Foster was second to no one during the 2010 regular season. He rushed for a league-leading 1,616 yards for the Houston Texans.

Here, I, along with former Vol Terry Fair, visited with Foster on The Drive radio show on 100.3 WNOX:

HOOKER: Your year has been absolutely phenomenal. Did you maybe even surpass your own expectations?

FOSTER: I wouldn't say that because I think any athlete that strives for success sets their goals very high and I did that. When I was a little kid I used to run around and act like I was going to be the best thing to ever touch the NFL. That's every kids dream. Reality sets in and you realize that you can't always do everything you wanted to but I always felt in my heart that I could play at this level.

HOOKER: You haven't had any significant issues fumbling in the NFL since leaving UT. Is that something you addressed entering the NFL?

FOSTER: (NFL Hall of Fame running back) Marcus Allen said,


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