Barry Foster Speaker Profile
Former Running Back for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Barry Foster Biography
Barry Foster was born on December 8, 1968 in Hurst, Texasand is a former running back in the National Football League.
He attended Duncanville High School in Texas. Barry also has a nephew playingprofessionally (Brandon Foster) in the Indianapolis Colts. Unlike his nephew hewas drafted with the 19th pick of the 5th round (128th overall) by thePittsburgh Steelers in 1990 after leaving the University of Arkansas early.
Foster was used primarily on special teams his first seasonsand made an infamous mistake his rookie season. He let a ball drop in front ofhim on a kickoff and roll past him without touching it which allowed the SanFrancisco 49ers to recover it deep in Steelers territory. His second season, in1991, started out great with a 121 yard rushing game with a 56-yard touchdownrun against the Buffalo Bills in week 2 but he sprained his ankle a few weekslater and missed five games.
In 1992, Foster became the starting running back and showedwhat he could do. He rushed for a Steelers single season record 1,690 yards andalso broke Franco Harris' team record for 100-yard games in a season with 12,that also tied Eric Dickerson's NFL record for 100-yard games. He was voted tothe Pro Bowl that year and also scored 11 touchdowns. He was off to anothergreat season in 1993, but injuries limited him to 711 yards in 9 games with 8touchdowns. Despite the injuries, Foster still made the Pro Bowl for the secondyear in a row.
Foster played 11 games in 1994 (again limited due toinjuries) and gained 851 yards. In the AFC Championship game, down 17-13, theSteelers were mounting the go-ahead drive. On the last play of the game, a 4thdown and goal from the 3-yard line, Foster was Neil O'Donnell's intendedreceiver on a short underneath route near the goal line. The play wassuccessfully defended by the San Diego linebacker Dennis Gibson and theSteelers' season was over.
He left Pittsburgh for the Carolina Panthers in 1995 but wascut in training camp when he failed a physical. Later that season, he signedwith the Cincinnati Bengals but retired a few days later without playing agame. He announced that he had saved his money and had enough to retire.
Foster became a coach in NFL Europe in 2003. He became therunning backs coach to the Rhein Fire.
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