Houston Texans: Arian Foster
Anytime Arian Foster is mentioned, it’s hard not to go back to one of the funniest lines in sports radio history when Dan Le Batard said “I’d pray for Arian Foster, but he’s an atheist.”
Jokes aside, Arian Foster was one of the game’s best running backs in the early 2010s. He led the NFL in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns in 2010, running for 1,616 yards and 16 touchdowns- a lot of ones and sixes that season. He missed three games in 2011, but still ran for over 1,200 yards and 10 touchdowns.
In 2012, Foster led the NFL in carries and touchdowns, getting into the end zone 15 times out of the backfield on 351 carries. He made his final Pro Bowl in 2014 by totaling 1,246 yards on the ground.
The Texans had their best stretch in their franchise’s young history in the Foster era. He was a four-time Pro Bowler and was an All-Pro in 2010. Houston didn’t have a lot of playoff success, but they were constantly in the playoff fold in large part because of Foster. He finished his career in Miami, but he will always be remembered for his great run in Houston.