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Shawn Foster
Shawn Foster

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Lansing, Mich.

High School:
Sexton

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 199

Position:
WR

Birthdate:
07/04/1979

Experience:
2L


Local product enters preseason camp atop the list of candidates to replace two-year starter Plaxico Burress at split end . . . made the switch from tailback to wide receiver during spring drills . . . had four catches for 57 yards (14.3 avg.) in three spring scrimmages . . .

AS A SOPHOMORE: Saw action in six games (vs. Oregon, Eastern Michigan, Iowa, Ohio State, Northwestern and Florida) in 1999 and played 38 minutes . . . finished third on the team in rushing with 39 carries for 197 yards (5.1 avg.) . . . had four rushes for 38 yards vs. Northwestern . . . gained 67 yards on a career-high 18 attempts vs. Iowa . . . rushed for a season-high 82 yards on 15 carries vs. Eastern Michigan, including a 60-yard run in the fourth quarter . . . returned four punts for 27 yards (6.8 avg.) . . .

AS A FRESHMAN: Appeared in eight games as a true freshman in 1998 and played 31.5 minutes (DNP vs. Colorado State, Oregon, Notre Dame and Michigan) . . . ranked as the team's third-leading rusher with 126 yards on 22 carries (5.7 avg.) . . . had a season-high 10 rushes for 18 yards vs. Northwestern . . . rushed for a season-best 104 yards on seven second-half carries (14.9 avg.) vs. Central Michigan . . . scored his first career TD vs. Central Michigan on a 79-yard run in the fourth quarter . . . also averaged 17.6 yards on seven kickoff returns . . . returned three kickoffs for 47 yards vs. Penn State . . . had a season-long 24-yard kickoff return vs. Purdue . . . played 6.5 minutes each vs. Northwestern and CMU in his longest stints of the season . . .

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Tom Lemming Prep Football Report and PrepStar All-American . . . USA Today honorable mention All-American . . . named to SuperPrep's All-Midwest Team plus The National Recruiting Advisor's and PrepStar's All-Region Teams . . . featured on The Detroit News Dream Team . . . rated No. 4 on the Lansing State Journal's "Catch 22" . . . first-team all-state and all-area selection as a senior . . . two-time Capital Area Conference choice . . . gained 1,858 yards rushing (7.9 avg.) and scored 24 touchdowns in 1997 . . . returned two punts for TDs and averaged nearly 20 yards per return . . . rushed for 975 yards (9.4 avg.) as a junior . . . played for Coach Bob Meyers at Sexton High in Lansing . . . runs 4.45 in the 40 . . . born July 4, 1979.

Foster's Career Statistics

Rushing G/GS Att. Yds. Avg. TD LG
1998 8/0 22 126 5.7 1 79
1999 6/0 39 197 5.1 0 60
Career 14/0 61 323 5.3 1 79

Kickoff Returns No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
1998 7 123 17.6 0 24

Punt Returns No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
1999 4 27 6.8 0 16

Foster's Career Highs

Carries: 18, vs. Iowa (1999)
Rushing Yards: 104, vs. Central Michigan (1998)
Rushing TDs: 1, vs. Central Michigan (1998)

Foster's Game-By-Game Statistics

1998

Rushing Att. Yds. TD LG
Colorado State DNP
Oregon DNP
Notre Dame DNP
Michigan DNP
Central Michigan 7 104 1 79
Indiana 1 -3 0 ?
Minnesota 0 0 0 ?
Northwestern 10 18 0 8
Ohio State 0 0 0 ?
Purdue 0 0 0 ?
Illinois 4 7 0 9
Penn State 0 0 0 ?
Totals 22 126 1 79

1999

Rushing Att. Yds. TD LG
Oregon 0 0 0 0
Eastern Michigan 15 82 0 60
Notre Dame DNP
Illinois DNP
Iowa 18 67 0 16
Michigan DNP
Purdue DNP
Wisconsin DNP
Ohio State 2 10 0 5
Northwestern 4 38 0 28
Penn State DNP
Florida 0 0 0 0
Totals 39 197 0 60