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OUTLOOK: An instinctive linebacker and big hitter who could battle for a starting job at inside linebacker after the departure of Trey DePriest ... has played in 21 career games with one start and 34 tackles.
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.