Overview
Brooks Foster is a wide receiver for the St. Louis Rams, who selected him with the 160th overall pick in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Foster played four seasons at the University of North Carolina. Foster is 6-feet, 3-inches tall and weighs 203 pounds.
Prep Career
A resident of Boiling Spring, SC, Foster was coached by Jeff Snipes, a former assistant coach of NC State's Dick Sheridan. He was ranked as the No. 11 prospect in South Carolina by SuperPrep. During his high school senior season, Foster caught 56 passes for 759 yards and seven touchdowns, while also returning 10 kickoffs for 275 yards and two touchdowns. As a high school junior, he caught 35 passes for 500 yards and scored eight touchdowns as a junior.
College Career
Foster redshirted in football in 2004, but played in five games as a reserve wide receiver in 2005 without recording a catch. Foster walked on to the 2005 NCAA champion UNC basketball team following the Continental Tire Bowl and played in five basketball games. In 2006 Foster finished second on the team with 38 catches for 486 yards and one touchdown. He had 11 receptions against Rutgers that season, becoming the first Carolina player with at least 10 receptions in a game since Jarwarski Pollock caught 11 passes against NC State in 2003. The 11 catches are the most ever by a Carolina sophomore in a game. Foster recorded 29 and 30 receptions in his junior and senior seasons respectively. Over his four year career, Foster averaged 32 catches for 412 yards and two touchdowns per season.
NFL Career
Foster was selected in the fifth round (160th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams. Before the 2009 season, Foster signed a contract with St. Louis. Terms were not disclosed.
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