D'Onta Foreman Shares Heartbreaking Story Of His Infant Son's Death

Ross Houston
April 28, 2017

D'Onta Foreman, an NFL Draft prospect after a standout junior season at Texas, told the NFL Network on Monday that his son, D'Onta Jr., was born prematurely and died seven weeks later on November 5, 2016 from an intestinal infection.

"It was just something about that game, it was like, 'I'm doing this for my son.' I'm leaving it all out here". D'Onta Foreman Jr. was born prematurely but doctors told Foreman and his girlfriend the baby was expected to pull through and be healthy.

Foreman had a career-high 341 yards and three touchdowns against the Red Raiders, which the running back calls "the best game of his life".


Foreman led the nation with 2,028 yards rushing and received the Doak Walker Award. "I was numb. I was crying while I was driving".

"He will never be replaced", Foreman said.

Olson also noted that the boy, named D'Onta Jr.in honor of his father, was just 15 ounces when he was born. Foreman's interview with NFL Network is the first time he's publicly spoken about his son's death.


So with a slew of interesting locations on tap for draft announcements, and the possibility of the future quarterback of the Houston Texans being drafted FROM OUTER SPACE, yeah, I'd say that Day 3 of the NFL Draft is worth a watch.

He is considered to be one of the top running backs headed into Thursday's NFL Draft. Foreman feels it would be a fitting tribute to D'Onta Jr.'s memory. The hope is a few of the senior players will be late-round picks on Saturday if they impressed the right team at Texas Pro Day.


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