Dec 14, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Houston Texans runningback Arian Foster (23) rushes the ball against the Indianapolis Colts in the first quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports
Arian Foster – Running Back – 2009-Present
Arian Foster is easily the best running back to play for the Texans, and is arguably one of the best in the league over the last several seasons. He also will go down as one of the best underrated players to ever play in the NFL.
After going underrated in 2009 and spending most of the season bouncing between Houston’s roster and their practice squad, Foster really exploded at the start of 2010. He kicked off the 2010 season with an opening day performance against the Indianapolis Colts featuring 33 carriers for 231 yards and 3 touchdowns. This single performance was the most rushing yards by any Texans player in a game, the most the Colts had ever given up, and the second most by any player ever on opening day.
In 2010 Foster lead the league in rushing yards and touchdowns, set the record for most yards from scrimmage by an underrated player, and received the Pro Football Writers Association’s “Most Improved Player” award. He was selected to the Pro-Bowl from 2012-2014, and was a First-Team All Pro player in 2010 and 2011.
Though Foster has often been plagued with injuries, he’s been one of the highlights for the Texans in the last four years, and is deserving of a top spot on the list of their best offensive stars. His talent and leadership have been crucial to Houston’s success in recent years, and looks to play a part in their future.
He’s also quite popular among the fans, having the 19th highest jersey sales totals for the 2013-14 season. He’s well-known for his use of social media, and stays in touch with his fans, often being open and honest, and willing to answer questions.
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