Eddie Foster - Football - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#16 Eddie Foster


Height 5'10"
Weight 172
Hometown Colleyville, Texas
High School Heritage

Foster saw action in 12 games as defensive back and special teams contributor… Finished the year with 15 total tackles, 13 solo tackles and a pass defended… Season high of three solo tackles came at Kentucky… Also contributed pair of solo stops vs. Georgia, Missouri and Wake Forest.

Foster participated in every game as a junior… Playing time came as cornerback and on special team units… Finished season with seven total tackles, an interception and one pass defended… Notched the last of five picks in win over Ole Miss… Had season high in tackles (3) during victory over Army… Also contributed a pair of stops in convincing win over Wake Forest in regular season finale.

As a second-year contributor, Foster became a consistent performer in the Commodore defensive secondary… Played in all 12 games, and earned starts in all but the season finale… Established single-season highs in virtually every stat category, including solo tackles (36), total tackles (53), tackles for loss (6) and passes defended (5)… Started the season in superb fashion, winning team[apos]s Offensive Player of the Week honor against Northwestern after producing three tackles for loss and career-high eight total tackles… Two weeks later, repeated the team achievement in win over Ole Miss by taking INT 21 yards for early TD and posting five tackles… Registered at least three tackles in 10 of 12 games… Added two tackles for loss against Tennessee… Contributed forced fumble vs. Wake Forest.

One of seven true freshmen to see action, Foster enjoyed more action than any other first-year Commodore defender… Played in every game, and earned starts against South Carolina, Georgia Tech, Florida and Kentucky… Used primarily as third defensive back in nickel defensive packages… Finished season with 17 total tackles, including 11 solo stops, two interceptions, a quarterback sack and defensed pass… Season high in tackles (4) came against South Carolina… Interceptions came in victory over Rice and in late-season loss to Kentucky… Earned team[apos]s Special of the Week honor after effort on coverage teams against Florida.

High School
Senior captain… Three-year starter at defensive back for large public school power located between Fort Worth and Dallas… Unanimous First Team All-District 5-5A pick as senior… As senior, contributed as defensive back (51 tackles, two INTs), receiver (15 catches, 3 TDs, 21.4-yard average) and returner (37.6-yard average on KOs) for 9-2 squad that lost to nationally ranked team (Trinity and Southlake Carroll)… Averaged 32.1 yards per catch and posted INT as junior prior to early season injury… Named district[apos]s top sophomore defensive player in 2006… Three-year sprint standout in track… Captured district 100-meter title as sophomore… Personal best of 10.6 (100 meters)… Named Academic All-State in 2008.

Eddie Poyo Foster… Son of Raymond and Francine Foster… Has two other brothers, Andrew and Dante, who played cornerback at Texas Tech… Born Nov. 29, 1990… Both parents are natives of the Republic of the Congo in Africa… Dad is airline mechanic; mom works as medical aide… Speaks French.