Digging Into The Stats: Arian Foster

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Nov 23, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (23) on the sideline during the third quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at NRG Stadium. The Bengals defeated the Texans 22-13. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports


  • Since being named the starter 2010, he has averaged 20.4, 21.4, 21.9, 21, and 20 attempts per game.
  • Ran the ball 260 times last year (7th in the NFL but the only top 10 finisher not to play every game). He still averaged over 20 attempts per game (2nd in the NFL), but was about one attempt per game fewer than he was receiving under Coach Kubiak.


  • In both years following 300 carry seasons, he has missed at least three games. In 2010, he had 327 carries but missed three games the following year. In 2012, he had a career high 351 carries but missed eight games the following year.
  • Arian Foster has had torn his hamstrings, strained his calf, had surgery to his back to fix a herniated disc, and tore his meniscus. Going back to college, he has sprained his ankle and dislocated his shoulder. Sportsinjurypredictor.com describes Arian Foster as a “high risk” player with a 87% chance of missing games in 2015.
  • On the bright side, this is by far the healthiest Arian Foster offseason.

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