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JUNIOR (2015): An instinctive linebacker and big hitter who earned the starting job at inside linebacker as a junior ... finished second on the team with 73 total tackles, eight for a loss (-24 yards), with two sacks (-7 yards), three quarterback hurries and nine pass breakups ... named one of the UA coaching staff’s defensive players of the week following Mississippi State and Auburn. Wisconsin: Made his presence known against the Badgers, finishing with four tackles, including one for a loss (-2 yards) from the will linebacker spot ... helped limit the Badger rushing attack to just 40 yards rushing on 21 total attempts. Middle Tennessee: Collected six tackles in his first start of 2015 while also adding two pass breakups ... exited the game early after suffering an upper body injury. Ole Miss: Earned the start at will linebacker and tallied three total tackles ... helped limit the Rebel rushing attack to just 92 yards on the ground. ULM: Racked up five tackles, including one for a loss (-2 yards) ... started for a defense that limited the Warhawks to only 92 yards of total offense. Georgia: Made his presence known in the middle of the Tide defense, finishing with three total tackles by day’s end ... part of a Tide defense that kept the Bulldogs to 299 yards on offense, nearly 200 yards below their season average. Arkansas: Notched four tackles to rank third in stops for the game, while adding one pass breakup ... helped limit the Hogs to only 220 yards, more than 250 yards below their season average entering the night. Texas A&M: Finished the day in College Station with three tackles, including one for a loss (-3 yards), and one pass breakup ... was key in limiting the Aggie offense to just 32 yards on the ground and a season-low 23 points scored. Tennessee: Had arguably the best game as a member of the Tide, recording a career-high 11 tackles, including two for a loss (-8 yards), his first sack of the season (-6 yards) and one pass breakup ... his 11 tackles ranked second on the team ... was a key part of the UA pass rush that recorded five sacks and eight quarterback hurries against the Vols. LSU: Recorded one tackle on the night ... helped limit LSU to 182 yards of total offense, nearly 250 yards below the Tigers average entering the game. Mississippi State: Led the Crimson Tide in tackles with his second double-digit tackling game of the season, making 10 stops against the Bulldogs ... also added two quarterback hurries and two pass breakups, both career highs ... helped limit the MSU offense to no touchdowns and only six points. Charleston Southern: Recorded two tackles in his limited playing time against the Buccaneers. Auburn: Tied for second on the team in tackles with six ... added one quarterback hurry and a pass breakup ... led a Crimson Tide defensive front seven that limited the Tigers to only 91 yards rushing, including one total yard on the ground in the second half. Florida: A force at linebacker, notched two tackles, both for a loss (-4 yards), to help limit the Gator offense to just 15 yards rushing and only 180 yards total. Michigan State: Totaled four tackles with one pass breakup against the Spartans ... played a significant role in limiting MSU to 239 yards of total offense, 158 yards below their season average. Clemson: Collected nine tackles to rank second on the team in the national championship matchup ... notched one stop for a loss of five yards.
SOPHOMORE (2014): Made his first career start at mike linebacker against West Virginia ... finished the season with 22 tackles including 11 solo stops, two tackles for loss (-5 yards) and one sack (-3 yards) ... played in 11 games and had the third-most special teams tackles on the team with eight ... developed a reputation for big hits ... missed the Tennessee game due to injury. West Virginia: Registered seven total tackles against the Mountaineers with two solo stops and a tackle for loss (-2 yards). FAU: Came off the bench to record two tackles. Southern Miss: Had one tackle as Alabama limited the Eagles to just 56 yards rushing. Florida: Recorded two tackles with a solo stop as the Tide limited the Gators to only 200 total yards ... both stops were big hits on kickoff coverage. Texas A&M: Made four tackles, including three solo tackles, and his first career sack (-3 yards) .... three of those tackles came on special teams. LSU: Notched two tackles in Death Valley, including a crushing special teams tackle in the final seconds of regulation after Alabama had tied the game. Mississippi State: Made one assisted tackle on special teams. Western Carolina: Notched one big hit on kickoff coverage. Ohio State: Registered one special teams tackle and one stop at linebacker ... both were solo 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.