Brooks Foster

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Brooks Foster
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Foster with the Dolphins in 2011
No. 87
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1986-06-09) June 9, 1986 (age 33)
Boiling Springs, South Carolina
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Boiling Springs (SC)
College:North Carolina
NFL Draft:2009 / Round: 5 / Pick: 160
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Brooks Foster (born April 9, 1986) is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at North Carolina.

High school[edit]

Foster attended Boiling Springs High School in South Carolina, he caught 56 passes for 759 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior and caught 35 passes for 500 yards and scored eight touchdowns as a junior.

College career[edit]

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; as such, he was a member of the 2005 national championship team that gave Coach Roy Williams his first ring.

As a senior at North Carolina in 2008, Brooks caught 30 passes for 334 yards and two touchdowns, playing in 13 games. In 2007 Brooks played in 11 games, with no starts, he was second on team with 417 receiving yards on 29 catches and two touchdowns. In 2006 he played in 12 games with no starts can caught 38 passes for 486 yards and two touchdowns. In 2005, he played in five games but did not record a catch and the previous season, 2004, he redshirted.

Foster holds the school wide receiver record in the bench press (405 lb) and power clean (353 lb).[1]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 0 12 in
(1.84 m)
201 lb
(91 kg)
4.38 s 1.52 s 2.59 s 4.18 s 6.87 s 38 12 in
(0.98 m)
10 ft 7 in
(3.23 m)
27 reps 22
Height, weight, bench and Wonderlic from NFL Combine, all others from NC Pro Day.[2][3]

Foster broke Eddie Royal's record for most bench press reps ever for a wide receiver at the NFL combine.[4]

St. Louis Rams[edit]

On April 26, 2009, Foster was drafted in the fifth round by the St. Louis Rams.[5] Unfortunately, his rookie season would be cut short after injuring his ankle against the New York Jets during a preseason contest on August 14, 2009.[6] Foster's injury required surgery and subsequently the then rookie was placed on the Injured Reserved list.[6] In spite of the fact that Foster was striving to hang on with the Rams,[6] Foster was waived by St. Louis on August 22, 2010.[5]

New York Jets[edit]

On August 24, 2010, the New York Jets claimed Foster off waivers.[7] Foster was later waived by New York on September 4, 2010.[8]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

Foster with the Dolphins in 2011.

On September 30, 2010, the Miami Dolphins signed Foster to the team's practice squad,[9] he was later waived on August 16, 2011.[10]

Saskatchewan Roughriders[edit]

Foster was signed to the Saskatchewan Roughriders practice roster in July 2012, he played his first game for the Roughriders on Sept 1st, 2012 in the Labour Day Classic against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He was released by the Roughriders on April 29, 2013.[11]


  1. ^ Tar Heel Archived April 26, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
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  3. ^ Tarheel times.
  4. ^ Clan Archived July 8, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ a b Staff Reports (August 22, 2010), "Boiling Springs product Foster waived by St. Louis",, GoUpstate, archived from the original on November 2, 2010, retrieved November 2, 2010
  6. ^ a b c Coats, Bill (May 20, 2010), "WR Brooks Foster strives to crack Rams roster",, STLToday, archived from the original on November 2, 2010, retrieved November 2, 2010
  7. ^ Associated Press (August 24, 2010), "Jets claim WR Brooks Foster off waivers from Rams",,, archived from the original on November 2, 2010, retrieved November 2, 2010
  8. ^ Mehta, Manish (September 3, 2010), "Jets in process of trimming roster to 53",, New York Daily News, archived from the original on September 5, 2010, retrieved November 2, 2010
  9. ^ Wilson, Aaron (September 30, 2010), "Dolphins sign Brooks Foster to practice squad",, National Football Post, archived from the original on November 2, 2010, retrieved November 2, 2010
  10. ^ "Dolphins Sign Matthews; Waive Foster",, retrieved August 16, 2011[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ "RIDERS TRANSACTIONS". Archived from the original on 2013-04-30. Retrieved 2013-05-05.

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