D’Onta Foreman talking to Earl Campbell

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Houston Texans rookie D’Onta Foreman is getting advice from the great Earl Campbell.

After being taken in the third round of this year’s NFL Draft, Texans running back D’Onta Foreman could have a big role as a rookie.

In order to help Foreman get acclimated to the NFL, the former University of Texas star has been talking with Oilers’ Hall of Famer Earl Campbell.

From the Houston Chronicle:

"“Earl called me the other day, we had a conversation,” Foreman said during the Texans’ rookie minicamp Saturday. “He’s a great man. I’ve learned a lot from being able to talk to him. I just continue to talk to him and get advice from him.“He’s been here. He’s been in the NFL. He’s done great things. That’s somebody I definitely have in my corner and can call whenever. He’s very close to my family. He’s really welcoming. That’s somebody I definitely keep in touch with.”"

It’s huge for Foreman to have someone like Campbell helping him along as he transitions from college to the pros.

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As good as current Texans starting running back Lamar Miller is, Foreman is an injury away from being the Texans’ starting running back as a rookie.

Let’s face it, Miller is 26 years-old and may only have two or three more good years in him.  Foreman could be the Texans’ starting running back by the year 2020.

Having someone like Campbell by his side, could prove to be vital for Foreman’s maturation.