October 13, 2000 |
You are the head football coach. You make the call. It is seven days before the season opener, a statement game against the nation's No. 3-ranked team. You wake up to learn that, a couple of weeks earlier, your star tailback pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of possessing one ounce or less of marijuana. You summon the tailback to a Saturday morning meeting. There is anger, scolding, an apology. You ask if he was smoking the marijuana. He says no.
December 16, 1997
OL TUSTIN SR. Most effective running games feature a terrific lineman, and Alston led the way for DeShaun Foster. Alston's size (6-5, 310), speed and quickness make him an effective run-blocker. His outstanding footwork should allow him to learn pass-blocking quickly in college.
November 15, 1997
Career rushing totals of Laguna Hills' Michael Jones and Tustin's DeShaun Foster, and where they rank among Southern Section and Orange County leaders: SOUTHERN SECTION *--* 1. David Dotson 7,257 Moreno Valley Valley View, 1989-91 2. George Keiaho 6,615 Ventura Buena, 1990-93 3. Michael Jones 6,331 Laguna Hills, 1995- 4. Russell White 5,998 Encino Crespi, 1986-88 5. Eliel Swinton 5,904 Van Nuys Montclair Prep, 1990-92 6. Deonce Whitaker 5,667 Ventura Buena, 1990-93 *--* ORANGE COUNTY *--* 1.
August 25, 2002 |
Carolina Panther rookie running back DeShaun Foster will be sidelined the first month of the season because of a knee injury. Foster damaged cartilage and suffered a bone bruise in his left knee during a 23-3 loss to the New England Patriots in an exhibition game Friday. The second-round draft pick from UCLA is expected to be out four or five weeks. The Panthers hope to have Foster back for their Oct. 6 home game against Arizona. Lamar Smith takes over as the team's starting running back.
January 28, 2004 |
It is hard to imagine, watching DeShaun Foster sitting on his makeshift throne at media day, diamond earrings, diamond bracelet, sparkling smile. It is hard to envision, watching him tug at his teal and white Carolina Panther jersey, bursting out of his uniform and into the coolest Sunday in sports. But, you know, this could have happened three years ago. His crown could have been the Heisman Trophy. His championship contender could have been UCLA.
February 3, 1998 |
Tustin running back DeShaun Foster has narrowed his college choices to UCLA and Texas but is not planning to announce his choice until Wednesday, the first day players can sign letters of intent, his father, Al, said. "He still hasn't made up his mind except to eliminate Arizona State," Al Foster said, adding that the family took another--and unofficial--trip to UCLA over the weekend.