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    Ronnie Foster
    Ronnie Foster

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Peoria Heights, Ill.

    High School:
    Peoria Heights

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 195

    Position:
    WR

    Birthdate:
    12/22/1980



    General: Played mostly as a reserve wideout and on special teams ... Totaled 22 receptions and two touchdowns during his career ... Due to family obligations, is graduating and forgoing a fifth year.

    2002: Reserve wideout ... Grabbed his season's first pass-a 9-yarder-at Air Force ... Caught a 5-yard TD reception at Navy-his first TD grab since his opening collegiate game in 2000 (27 games earlier).

    2001: Caught 13 of his 14 season receptions in last eight games ... Career-high three receptions for 16 yards at Indiana ... Totaled two catches for 16 yards vs. Minnesota on Oct. 13 ... Two receptions for 24 yards at Purdue ... Two catches for nine yards vs. Iowa and Bowling Green ... One catch for a season-long 30 yards at Illinois.

    2000: Played in 11 games, mostly on special teams ... Had 13 tackles, nine solo on the year ... Recovered a fumble vs. Purdue ... Also saw action at wideout, catching four balls for 77 yards and a touchdown ... Had two catches, including a season-high 34-yarder, against Nebraska in the Alamo Bowl ... First career TD reception was a 24-yarder vs. Northern Illinois.

    1999: Redshirted.

    High School: All-state, all-area, all-conference ... Team captain ... Rushed for 1,386 yards, 27 touchdowns and averaged 10 yards per carry ... Set school records for touchdowns and rushing yards in a single season ... Also lettered in basketball and track ... Class A state champion in the 400 meters ... Has run a 10.7 100-meter dash ... Averaged 20 points and 12 rebounds a game on the hardwood ... National Honor Society ... Honor roll ... High school coach was Steve Hatfield.

    Personal: Born Ronald Lee Foster III on 12/22/80 ... Son of Ronald Lee and Mary Dean Foster ... He and his wife, Shana, have one son, Ronald Lee Foster VI, born 7/4/02 ... Cousin, Darryl Ashmore, was a former Wildcat offensive lineman and plays professionally with the Oakland Raiders ... Cousin, A.J. Guyton, played basketball for Indiana and now plays in the NBA for the Chicago Bulls ... African American studies major.

    Foster's Career Statistics Receiving Year GP REC YDS AVG TD LNG 1999 1 0 0 0.0 0 --- 2000 11 4 77 19.2 1 34 2001 11 14 112 8.0 0 30 2002 10 4 29 7.2 1 11 TOTALS 33 22 218 99 2 34