Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Riders Add Receiver
The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today they have added import receiver Brooks Foster to the team’s practice roster.
Foster (6’1 – 201) was originally drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the 5th round (160th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. He was placed on the Rams injured reserve list after sustaining an injury during the Rams pre-season. The University of North Carolina product split the next two seasons on the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins practice rosters.
Prior to going pro, Foster amassed 1,237 yards on 97 catches and scored 6 touchdowns over four seasons with the Tar Heels. The 26-year old also set an NFL Combine record for receivers with 27 reps on the bench press prior to the 2009 NFL Draft. While redshirting on the Tar Heels football team during his freshman year in 2004-05, Foster walked on to the men's basketball team at North Carolina and was a member of the 2005 national championship team.