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Arian Foster, Texans great, enjoys time away from football
Arian Foster will be remembered as one of Houston’s all-time greats. (Credit: Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports via Imagn Content Services, LLC)

Arian Foster, Texans great, enjoys time away from football

HOUSTON (BVM) — Former NFL running back Arian Foster had a promising career in the NFL. But now, the former star is living his best life off the field.

Foster was originally a linebacker, but ultimately he finished his high school career as a running back. Being a running back allowed him to attend the University of Tennessee.

Through his first three seasons at Tennessee, Foster scored 24 touchdowns and ran for 2,394 total yards. Foster was set for his career in the NFL, but Tennessee’s head football coach at the time, Phillip Fulmer, persuaded him to stay. But instead of building off an impressive junior year, Foster’s draft stock plummeted because his starting role was taken away.

Foster entered the 2009 NFL Draft, but he went on to be undrafted. The Houston Texans were the only team to pursue him following the draft. It would be a steal for the Texans as they found a diamond in the rough at the running back position. 

Foster rushed 6,472 yards and scored 65 TDs with Houston. He also made four Pro Bowls and was part of two All-Pro teams. He was also the NFL’s leading rusher in 2010.

Foster joined the Miami Dolphins in 2016, but only played in four games. He only rushed for 55 yards while suiting up for the franchise and decided to step away from the game quickly. 

“This game has been everything to me…my therapy, my joy, my solace and my enemy,” Foster wrote via Uninterrupted.com. “I’ve learned to love every facet of this game, from the peak of accomplishment to the gutter of criticism. And it all makes the ride worthwhile. I’ve been fortunate enough to play many successful years in this league. I’ve given a lot to this game and given up a lot for it. But it has returned to me more than I could have ever asked for.”

Following his retirement, Foster removed himself entirely from football. He decided to become a hip-hop artist. He went under the name Bobby Feeno and released his first album, Flamingo & Koval, in 2018.

With his success in the music industry, Foster also appeared in a few movies. His role in “Draft Day” and a cameo in the most recent “Baywatch” film are most notable.

He also appeared on Joe Rogan’s podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, where he discussed his playing days and what playing through injuries was like for him.

“If I had to do it again, I wouldn’t have played football,” Foster said on the Joe Rogan Experience. 

In addition to those ventures, Foster also hosts a podcast called Macrodosing with internet superstar PFT Commenter, where they discuss conspiracies and other interesting topics.

Foster proved to many that he could flourish at the highest level of football. He seems content with this new chapter of his life and is now set on accomplishing the unique milestones he has set for himself. 

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