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Texas’ B.J. Foster Quits Team During Win Over UTEP

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The Texas Longhorns were one of the lone bright spots across the Big 12 Conference on Saturday, but it wasn’t all roses in Austin, Texas.

We reported this news in our free Big 12 message boards, but it was reported by Orange Bloods’ Anwar Richardson that stud safety B.J. Foster reportedly quit the team during halftime of the win over UTEP.

Foster was reportedly unhappy with his playing time.


Foster is a former five-star prospect who ranked as the No. 3 safety in the 2018 class and came in with huge expectations. He may not have reached that potential yet, but he’s been a very important contributor during his career with the Longhorns.

Foster has started in 14 of his 22 appearances throughout his first two seasons, with 80 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, four sacks, two interceptions, and six pass breakups.

But going into Saturday’s opener, Foster was listed as a second-string option for Texas, playing behind senior Chris Brown. These frustrations could have been brewing for months as he injured his hand punching his own vehicle back in June.

If this news holds up and Foster is in fact done with the program, Burnt Orange Nation reports that the next man up would be Tyler Owens, a former four-star talent who appeared in all 13 games last season, including one start against TCU. Owens recorded one tackle against UTEP.

The Longhorns have two weeks off before they take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders in Lubbock on Saturday, September 26th, with a 2:30 p.m. kick off time.

UPDATE: According to Chip Brown of, Foster was back with the team on Sunday. However there has been no further update since.

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