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  D.J. Foster
D.J. Foster

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Scottsdale, Ariz.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 199




2013 Spring Football Prospectus

A look back at the 2012 Sun Devil football season as well as a recap of spring action and a look at the 2013 football season.


ASU Football Begins 2013 Spring Football Practice Tuesday, March 19

Spring practice runs through April 18 with Football Fan Fest presented by MidFirst Bank on April 13


2012 Football Season in Review

The Sun Devils finished their first season under new head coach Todd Graham with an 8-5 record.


Coach Todd Graham Announces 2013 Spring Football Practice Dates

Spring practice starts on March 19 and runs through April 18


ASU Football Coach Todd Graham Adds Chris Thomsen To Staff

Thomsen will serve as the Sun Devils' running back coach



View photos from the Sun Devils final home game against Washington State


Arizona State 27, Cal 17 - AP Photos

Taylor Kelly threw for three touchdowns and ASU held off a late Cal surge to improve to 2-0 in Pac-12 play.


AP Photos: Football vs. Missouri

AP Photos: Football vs. Missouri

Football's proper place for Foster is at ASU (FOX Sports Arizona/Tyler Lockman)

ASU: Has ideal well put together and looks to the naked eye to be more of a compact, agile athlete than he does a power an all-around player who doesn't necessarily excel in one specific aspect of his game but does many things at a high level and is capable of playing within a variety of quick off the ball and a natural runner between the tackles...prefers to kick it outside and gain an edge on the defense to utilize his speed, but he can be productive inside and is a heavy runner who is tough to bring down...patient and has smooth footwork to be able to throttle down his speed and wait on blockers and plays to develop.

2012:Earned Freshman All-America honors from Fox Sports NEXT...Had his first 100 yard game against UCLA, with seven catches for 107 yards while also leading the team in rushing with 61 yards on 13 carries... Led team in combine rushing/receiving yards against Oregon (10/18) with 91 yards (41 rushing, 50 receiving) and posting his third career touchdown reception in the process... Led the team in all-purpose yardage against Colorado (10/14), posting nine rushes for 61 yards and six catches for 71 yards, including a spectacular diving catch on a 34-yard bomb in the second quarter...Helped the team find its offensive mojo against Missouri (9/15), grabbing his first career receiving touchdown on a 33-yard catch-and-run late in the first half...Finished second on the team in all-purpose yardage with 1,026 yards (493 on the ground and 533 receiving)... His 37 receptions are the second-most receptions by a freshman in a season in school history (Zach Miller holds the record with 56 in 2004) while his 533 receiving yards are the second-most by a freshman in school history (Miller with 552 in 2004)... Showed his explosiveness and versatility in averaging 4.8 yards per rush (second on team) and 14.0 yards per catch (third on team)...Became one of just six true freshmen to ever start in their first opportunity, doing so against NAU (8/30)... Had eight rushes for 67 yards and a touchdown in his debut while adding four catches for 32 yards..Played in all 13 games as a freshman, making one start...

HIGH SCHOOL: One of the most illustrious offensive performers in Arizona high school football history... one of the nation's most well-rounded all-purpose athletes and is the total package in terms of his ability as a runner and a receiver... his senior season effort stands among the most outstanding individual campaigns of any performer in state history... set an Arizona state single-season record with 60 total touchdowns as a senior... he also set state marks for rushing yards in a game, touchdowns in a game, touchdowns in a career, points in a career and points in a season... has sensational change of direction and cutback skills, accelerates seamlessly and has spectacular burst... can run with equal potency whether toward the sidelines or through the tackles... the most highly-acclaimed offensive prospect from the state of Arizona to sign with ASU since wide receiver Gerell Robinson in 2008... is a highly qualified receiver out of the backfield and was a standout defensive back in high school... was chosen by the Arizona Republic as the Big Schools Player of the Year in 2011... was named the 2011 Tribune Football Player of the Year by the East Valley Tribune... earned All-Arizona honors at running back as a senior in 2011 and as a defensive back as a junior in 2010... is a product of the same high school program as current Sun Devils Corey Adams, Kody Koebensky and Max Smith as well as former ASU defensive end Kyle Caldwell... regarded as a five-star prospect by Max Preps... rated the top prospect in the state of Arizona, the No. 2 all-purpose athlete in the country and the nation's No. 43 overall recruit by SuperPrep... tabbed as the nation's No. 4 all-purpose athlete and the No. 57 overall recruit by PrepStar... ranked by as the No. 5 all-purpose athlete in the nation, the No. 71 overall prospect in the country and the No. 2 recruit in the state of Arizona... listed by as the No. 12 running back in the country and the nation's No. 104 overall prospect... rated by ESPN as the No. 21 running back prospect in the nation, the No. 33 overall player in the region and the No. 4 overall prospect in the state of Arizona... rushed for over 5,000 yards during his high school career... recorded 234 carries for 3,058 yards (13.1 avg.) with 54 rushing touchdowns as a senior in 2011... added 13 receptions for 250 yards (19.2 avg.) with five touchdowns... recorded 24 tackles on defense with two pass deflections, one interception and one fumble recovery... saw action on kickoff returns and punt returns as well... helped lead Saguaro to the Arizona Division III State Championship... rushed for at least 125 yards in every game he played as a senior with eight contests over 200 rushing yards... scored at least one rushing touchdown in every game he played and had four or more rushing scores in eight games... had a performance against Sunrise Mountain on Nov. 4 that earned him national acclaim in Sports Illustrated magazine after he totaled 508 rushing yards on 20 carries with 10 rushing touchdowns, setting state records for single-game rushing yardage and rushing touchdowns... carried 23 times for 295 yards with five touchdowns against Arcadia on Oct. 21, 2011... totaled 272 rushing yards on 19 carries with six rushing touchdowns against Thunderbird on Sept. 2, 2011... carried 24 times for 291 yards with three touchdowns against Sabino on Nov. 19, 2011... had a season-best 96 receiving yards on two receptions with one touchdown in addition to 125 rushing yards on only nine carries with three scores against Tempe on Sept. 9, 2011... rushed for 1,421 yards with 22 touchdowns, caught 43 passes for 740 yards and four touchdowns and also posted 60 tackles and seven interceptions as a junior on Saguaro's 4A-I State Champion squad in 2010... earned Second-Team All-Region honors as a sophomore in 2009 after rushing for 545 yards and 10 touchdowns while also adding 457 receiving yards... was an All-Region defensive back as well after tallying 31 tackles and one interception... "The plays [ASU runs are] pretty much the same plays that I ran in high school for the last few years," said Foster. "I'm just excited to be part of the program and help out."... coached by John Sanders at Saguaro High School... "I'm excited to stay home and represent for Arizona," said Foster. "I've got a lot of support here that I can't find anywhere else and I'm excited to go to work."... verbally committed to ASU on Jan. 27, 2012... "I have a lot of trust in the coaching staff [at ASU]," said Foster. "I know that if the players [at ASU] are working as hard as the coaches, something special is going to happen."... chose ASU over reported FBS offers from schools including Arizona, Arkansas, Auburn, California, Colorado, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oregon, Oregon State, Penn State, Stanford, UCLA, USC and Washington.


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