August 12, 2007

Foster ready to play key role for Horns

An outsider might look at Brandon Foster's career at Texas and see nothing but a series of disappointments.

When he hasn't been buried on the depth chart by college All-Americans and future NFL players, he's been sidetracked and limited by injuries. On the few occasions when none of the above was an issue, he simply hasn't played all that well.

In the 34 games he's played in during his first three seasons of action with the Longhorns, Foster has not recorded an interception and only has three pass break-ups, with none coming in what was supposed to be a breakout season for him in 2006.

On the surface, it wouldn't appear that Foster has much of a chance of emerging into an impact player for one of the nation's top five teams, but the truth of the matter is that Foster has a chance to be one of the true feel-good stories in Mack Brown's tenure in Austin.

If Foster has majored in tough breaks since he arrived in 2003, then he's minored in patience and perseverance at the same time.

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