Texans select home-state hero D'Onta Foreman

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"I'm really close to Houston and my dad has always been a Texans fan", Foreman said during his post draft conference call.

"It was hard. It was so tough to keep it a secret".

The Texans appeared to go for the best player available instead of drafting for need with their selection of Cunningham since they have a lot of depth at linebacker led by Brian Cushing and Benardrick McKinney. "I'm just kind of ready to get out there and see how they are going to utilize me and see what they want from me and just go from there".

However, there are still several running backs ranked ahead of Foreman, including Florida State's Dalvin Cook and Oklahoma's Joe Mixon. "I think the birth of his child opened his eyes, and from that point on, he was, he went on a tear". Not only is his girlfriend pregnant again, but the due date is September 16, D'Onta Jr.'s birthday. Before Texas' game against Texas Tech last November, the baby developed an infection in his intestine, and the outlook wasn't good.

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"I do a little bit of a wish list to the guys that I just would love to have on our football team", Smith said.

After the conversation, the Doak Walker Award victor went on to rush for 341 yards and three touchdowns as Texas defeated Texas Tech, 45-37, before hopping in his auto to rush to his hometown of Texas City, Tx.

Foreman is a Texas City native. "I'm leaving it all out here, '" Foreman said. "I didn't really catch the ball much in college but I feel like that's a strong part of my game". Draft a defensive player in the first round, and take Foreman in the second.

Foreman is coming off a stellar season with the Longhorns.

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