Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2014; Spring 2015)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015)
Redshirt freshman Jerald Foster is part of an impressive group of young offensive linemen who appear to have a bright future in the Nebraska program. The 6-3, 310-pound Foster is expected to compete for a starting position at offensive guard in 2015, a spot where NU lost both starters to graduation.
The Lincoln native spent part of his rookie season in the program at defensive line to add practice depth, but returned to offense late in the 2014 season. Foster’s older brother, Trey, is a junior tight end for Nebraska.
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 was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll his first two semesters. Foster earned a spot 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.