Alabama Football plays Mississippi State at Bryant Denny Stadium.
OUTLOOK: Young but instinctive linebacker who could battle for a starting job at inside linebacker after the departure of C.J. Mosley ... played in nine career games with 12 tackles.
FRESHMAN (2013): Played in nine games and accounted for 12 tackles as a true freshman ... a contributor on special teams and a backup to Trey DePriest at mike linebacker ... added one tackle for loss. Virginia Tech: Made one assisted tackle in his debut with the crimson and white, as a backup linebacker. Colorado State: Again came off the bench at middle linebacker ... also played on special teams. Kentucky: Recorded two assisted tackles in the win at Kentucky. Arkansas: Came off the bench to make assist on one tackle in 52-0 win over the Razorbacks. Tennessee: Played a significant number of snaps in the fourth quarter, at inside linebacker ... made two total tackles, with a solo stop. Chattanooga: Had a career-high five tackles in an extended role off the bench ... accounted for two solo tackles and recorded his first career tackle for loss (1 yard).
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: The nation's consensus No. 1 inside linebacker ... member of the 2012 first-team All-USA Football Team, chosen by USA Today ... named the defensive MVP of the 2013 Under Armour All-America Game ... a five-star prospect by 247Sports, Rivals.com, Scout.com, MaxPreps and PrepStar ... the nation's No. 2 overall player according to Scout.com and PrepStar while ranking third nationally by MaxPreps ... rated 13th nationally in the Rivals100 ... No. 15 in the Top247 and No. 16 in the ESPN100 ... the top-ranked player in the state of Alabama by all national services ... ESPN also ranks him 11th in the Southeast Region ... the 247Composite has Foster ranked seventh nationally, the No. 1 inside linebacker and the top player in the state ... member of the PrepStar Dream Team ... recorded 102 tackles with 22 tackles for loss and six sacks as a senior at Auburn in 2012 ... earned first-team All-State honors from the Alabama Sports Writers Association and was named the 6A Lineman of the Year ... ... invited to "The Opening" in the summer of 2012 on the Nike campus in Oregon ... played in the 2013 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic ... was the Georgia AAA Defensive Player of the Year and first-team All-State selection as a junior at Troup County High School in 2011 ... made 185 tackles with 144 solo stops, 34 tackles for loss and 18 sacks ... had 112 tackles as a sophomore in 2010 at Troup County ... coached by Charles Flowers at Troup County in 2010 and 2011 ... played for Auburn High School head coach time Carter in 2012 ... chose the Crimson Tide over Auburn and Georgia.