Foster named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas senior CB Brandon Foster was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week for games played on Sept. 15, the conference office has announced. It is the second straight week Foster has been recognized by the conference after he was named Special Teams Player of the Week for games on Sept. 8.
It marks the first time a Longhorn has earned back-to-back conference honors since RB Hodges Mitchell was named Offensive Player of the Week on Nov. 4 and Nov. 11 of 2000.
During the Longhorns' 35-32 win at Central Florida, Foster recorded seven tackles, a fumble recovery at the Knights' 10-yard line and a 33-yard interception return for a TD. The fumble recovery and interception return came within minutes of each other in the second quarter with latter providing Texas a 17-10 lead with just over three minutes left in the half.
For his career, Foster has posted 58 tackles, two TFL, an INT, five PBU, a forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and three TDs. In 2007, Foster has posted 23 tackles, an INT, two PBU and two fumble recoveries. In just the second start of his career against Arkansas State, he posted eight tackles and two PBU. He added eight more tackles versus No. 19 TCU and scored the second TD of his career on a 20-yard fumble return, following which, he was named Special Teams Player of the Week.
This is the second conference honor of Foster's career and the second for Texas this season.