Honors & Awards
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2011; Spring 2014)
- Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll (2011)
Senior Derek Foster will compete for playing time in the secondary during his senior season in 2014. The 5-11, 185-pound Foster has added depth at cornerback throughout his career and will look to do the same again this fall. A walk-on from Elm Creek High School, Foster could also bid for playing time on special teams.
Foster is a nutrition, exercise and health science major and he will earn his undergraduate degree in December.
Foster added depth in the secondary, but did not play in a game.
Foster was a reserve cornerback, but did not play in a game.
2011 (Redshirt Freshman)
Foster added depth in the secondary, but did not appear in a game.
Foster redshirted and worked on the scout team defense.
Before Nebraska (Elm Creek HS)
As a senior at Elm Creek, Foster was named a first-team Class C-2 all-state pick as a running back by the Omaha World-Herald and as a defensive back by the Lincoln Journal Star. Foster rushed for 1,300 yards and 19 touchdowns in his senior season.
Foster holds multiple school records at Elm Creek, including career rushing yards (3,955), career points scored (324) and career interceptions (17). On defense, Foster intercepted three passes as a senior and six as a junior. Foster also contributed on special teams, where he returned three kickoffs and a punt for scores as a senior.
Foster also starred on the track, where he finished first in Class C in the 300-intermediate hurdles. He was second in the 110-meter high hurdles as a senior and third as a junior.
Derek is the son of Curt and Kelly Foster, and he was born on Jan. 27, 1992. He was named to the 2011 Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll, and is a two-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. Foster has volunteered his time with Husker Heroes, Uplifting Athletes, Husker Hotline and team hospital visits.