Jayson Foster Named AFCA All-America
The AFCA All-America team is comprised of only 25 players 11 on offense, 11 on defense and three specialists. He is the second Eagle in as many years to receive the honor (LB John Mohring in 2006). With Foster’s accolade,
Foster, who finds out Thursday whether he is the winner of the Walter Payton Award, set several Georgia Southern, Southern Conference and NCAA records this season. His 3,047 total offense yards and 431 plays were just two of the
Last month Foster was named Offensive Player of the Year’ in a vote by the Southern Conference’s head coaches. After the squad finished 3-8 last year Foster again switched from wide receiver to quarterback (a position he played his sophomore year), kick returner and holder. He led the Eagles to a 7-4 overall record and 4-3 in the SoCon. The four-win improvement is the Eagles’ second-largest increase in regular season play. Only the 1997 team that finished the regular season 9-2 (after finishing 1996 at 4-7) had a bigger improvement.
Foster’s 1,844 yards (second nationally in rushing yards per game) set a NCAA Division I record for most rushing yards by a quarterback. That yardage was the second-highest total in a
He completed 109-of-170 passes for 1,203 yards and six TDs to four interceptions. Foster did not throw an interception over the final six games.
Foster the 2004 SoCon Freshman of the Year’ - currently ranks third nationally in scoring (13.5 ppg), fifth in all-purpose yards (189 ypg), 12th in total offense (277 ypg) and 49th in punt returns (7.8 yards per return).
Thanks to his stellar senior season Foster ended his career ranked in several GSU career categories, including: 3,835 rushing yards (fourth all-time), 6.74 yards per career rush (second), 372 points (third), 143 pass completions (sixth) and 15 passing TDs (sixth).
- Category: Football
- Published on Monday, 10 December 2007 00:28