Right-Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 223
Year: Junior
City/State: Overland Park, Kan.
High School: Blue Valley West
Experience: 2 Years


  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall 2003; Spring 2004; Fall 2004; Spring 2005; Fall 2006)

2007 Outlook: When pitching coach Dave Bingham is asked who the most improved pitcher on the staff is from a year ago, junior Matt Foust is the answer he gives without hesitation Returned to campus as a more mature and focused pitcher and that work ethic has been evident in his preparation for the 2007 campaign Shed 20 pounds from a year ago which has helped increase his velocity, as he consistently throws in the low 90s and has better command of his pitches Has seen limited duty in his first three seasons at Nebraska, but possesses some of the most electric stuff on the pitching staff Could challenge for the Huskers’ No. 4 starter spot or work out of the bullpen in a number of roles Is an excellent student who is a four-time member of the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

2006: Saw time as a starter and in relief, going 0-0 with a save and a 3.18 ERA in three appearances Held opponents to a .133 average over 5.2 innings, but struggled with his control at times, walking four and hitting six Collected the save in the season opener at Charleston Southern on Feb. 16, allowing one hit over three scoreless frames Made his first college start against Illinois State on March 14, allowing two runs on just one hit in a game NU won 10-7 Fired a scoreless inning of relief against Northern Colorado on March 29.

2005: Foust was one of five freshmen to contribute to a Husker staff that ranked second nationally with a 2.69 ERA Made five relief appearances, recording a save and a 2.57 ERA Fanned five and allowed six hits in seven appearances Picked up his first save against North Dakota State, pitching the final three innings of a 10-0 win on April 13 Fanned a season-best two Bison in the longest outing of his career Allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth inning in NU’s season opener at Hawaii-Hilo on Feb. 17 Tossed a shutout inning of relief against South Dakota State on March 12 Pitched a scoreless inning of relief against Northern Illinois on May 17.

2004: Foust missed the 2004 season after suffering a shoulder injury.

Blue Valley West High School: Foust was one of the top high school pitchers in the Midwest, playing for Coach Bill McDonald at Blue Valley West High School Named the Gatorade Player of the Year in the state of Kansas, leading the Jaguars to a 17-6 record and a regional title in 2003 Compiled a 3-3 record with a 1.42 ERA as a senior, fanning 61 hitters in 42 innings en route to first-team All-Johnson County Conference honors Lettered for three seasons at BVWHS Went 3-0 with a 1.23 ERA, striking out 45 in just 23.2 innings during his junior year to help Blue Valley West to an 18-3 mark Set a school mark with six saves and had a 1.81 ERA as a sophomore Was named to the Principal’s Honor Roll for four semesters and was named to the foreign language honor society Selected NU over Wichita State and Arkansas.

Personal: Born on Oct. 8, 1984, in Fort Scott, Kan. Parents are John and Ginger Foust Has one sister (Abby) Is an accounting major who carries a 3.139 GPA.

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