AUSTIN, Texas – Former Texas Longhorns star running back D’Onta Foreman revealed on Monday he played last season in Austin through the death of his infant son.
Foreman’s son had been born prematurely and died at 7 weeks old because of an intestinal infection.
"I was like numb. I felt like something was taken away from me before I had a chance to experience it,“ Foreman told NFL Network.
Foreman led college football in rushing last season with 2,028 yards during his junior year at Texas.
He won the Doak Walker Award, which honors the nation's top running back and finished eighth in voting for the Heisman Trophy.
He is considered to be one of the top running backs headed into Thursday’s NFL Draft.
Foreman said he kept quiet and he did not know how to feel after his son died.
He also revealed that he and his girlfriend are expecting another child in September.