Former NFL running back DeShaun Foster has been hired as the new running backs coach at Texas Tech, according to an official release from the school. Karl Scott was also hired away from Louisiana Tech and will serve as the Red Raiders cornerbacks coach.
A former star running back at UCLA, this is the 36-year-old Foster’s first on-field coaching job. He ran for 3,087 yards and 39 touchdowns in four seasons with the Bruins and was selected by the Carolina Panthers in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft. Foster would go on to play six NFL seasons with Carolina and the San Francisco 49ers, helping the Panthers reach the Super Bowl in 2003.
“We are extremely excited to add Coach Scott and Coach Foster to our staff,” Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury said in a statement. “They are both bright and energetic coaches and will be valuable additions to our program.”
Given how Foster made a career out of being a fine runner who could also be a factor in the passing game, he should fit right in when it comes to teaching Texas Tech’s air raid offense.
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