Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2014, 2015; Spring 2015, 2016)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015, 2016)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015, 2016)
2016 Season Notes
» After missing the first nine games of the year with a MCL injury, returned against Minnesota and made his first career start.
Jerald Foster is among a group of talented young offensive linemen in the Nebraska program who will be counted on for an expanded role in 2016. Foster has been a key reserve at offensive guard since joining the program, but is the frontrunner to earn the starting job at left guard for the 2016 season.
The Lincoln native has ideal size and strength for the guard position at 6-foot-3 and 310 pounds. Foster’s older brother, Trey, will be a senior tight end for the Huskers in 2016.
2015 (Redshirt Freshman)
Foster played in all 13 games, primarily as a member of Nebraska's PAT and field goal units. He also saw limited action as a reserve at offensive guard.
Foster redshirted and worked on the scout team offensive line. He briefly moved to defensive tackle when injuries hit the position, but switched back to offense.
Before Nebraska (Southeast HS)
Foster was one of three in-state signees in Nebraska’s 2014 recruiting class. He was a dominant two-way player for Coach Ryan Gottula at Lincoln Southeast. As a senior, Foster earned first-team All-Nebraska honors from the Omaha World-Herald and first-team Super State accolades from the Lincoln Journal Star, as he helped the Knights to a Class A state playoff appearance. Foster was a dominant blocker on offense, while recording 53 tackles and three sacks from his defensive line spot.
Foster was also a first-team All-Nebraska and first-team Super State pick as a junior when he helped Southeast to a 9-2 record and trip to the Class A quarterfinals. Foster earned first-team Super State honors as a sophomore offensive lineman. His dominant effort on the offensive line helped Southeast to the Class A state championship and a 12-1 record.
Foster was rated as the top prospect in the state of Nebraska by Rivals.com, and among the nation’s top 25 guards. He only visited Nebraska, but had offers from a number of schools, including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Iowa State, Missouri, UCLA, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest.
The son of Jesse and Charlesette Foster, Jerald was born on Sept. 14, 1995. He is a construction management major, and has been named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll each of his first four semesters. Foster earned spots on the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams for his community outreach work, which included volunteering with Uplifting Athletes, Make-A-Wish, School is Cool and numerous hospital and school outreach events.
Foster's Career Statistics
Games Played--13 in 2015