Aug. 28, 2001
LOS ANGELES - On Wednesday, running back DeShaun Foster will make a special visit to the ESPM moderated chat room to talk about the upcoming Bruins' season.
Foster enters his senior year already ranked No. 4 in UCLA history with 31 career touchdowns. In addition, his 188 points rank ninth on UCLA's career scoring list. The flashy tailback also ranks 11th on the career rushing list with 2,085 yards. Foster could become only the sixth player in school history to rush for over 3,000 yards in his career and only the seventh Bruin to rush for at least 1,000 in two different seasons. He can move into second place on the career rushing list with 1,111 yards this season. Foster has gained over 100 yards in his career on seven occasions and has also made 49 receptions during his career.
A year ago, Foster was selected first-team All-Pac-10 by the league's coaches despite missing one game and most of a second due to a broken bone in his right hand which hindered him for the remainder of the season. He led the Bruins in rushing with 1,037 yards, running for at least 100 yards on four occasions. He also led the team with 13 touchdowns and 78 points. His 1,000-yard season was the 15th in UCLA history and his 1,037 yards rank 13th on the single-season list.
The Bruins kick off their season Saturday against Alabama (4:45 p.m. PT, ESPN).
Foster won't hit chat until Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. PT, but feel free to drop him some questions now and we'll save them for his arrival.