Known for his skills as a linebacker, Reuben Foster has had a successful football career. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. He signed a four-year contract with the 49ers, including a total compensation of $3 million in 2020. In addition, he received a $4.71 million signing bonus and $6.87 million guaranteed.
During his collegiate career, Reuben Foster played for the Alabama Crimson Tide. In addition, he earned the Butkus Award as the best linebacker in the nation. He helped the Crimson Tide win the NCAA Championship in 2015. He was a two-time All-American at Alabama, including a second-team All-American in 2014. He was also named to the Under Armour All-American Game as a defensive MVP. He also earned All-American honors at Auburn.
When Reuben Foster was a high school student, he took an interest in football. He played as a middle linebacker for his school’s football team. In his junior year, he compiled 185 tackles and 18 sacks. He added 112 tackles in his sophomore year. He also was named Defensive MVP of the Under Armour All-America Game in 2013. As a sophomore, he led the team in tackles with 110, and he had a sack and two tackles for loss. He earned his first career start against West Virginia. During the 23-3 loss, he deflected a pass and had three solo stops.
Foster had a number of legal issues during his career. He was accused of committing a domestic violence crime, which he denies. He was arrested at a hotel in Tampa, Florida before the 49ers’ game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He posted bail of $2,000. He also has been charged with illegal possession of a SIG Sauer pistol. Despite the charges, Foster has been cleared in court. He had surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff.
Reuben Foster has also been in the spotlight for a controversial incident that occurred in 2018. His former girlfriend, Elissa Ennis, accused him of beating her. Ennis, who has a degree in political science, is African American. She filed a false report against Foster, telling police that he fought her and that he had beaten her. However, Ennis testified in court that she had not been hit by Foster.
In the past, Foster has been involved with legal issues, which have resulted in his release from the San Francisco 49ers. Despite being released, Foster still has a daughter. He is also single. He has not been seen with other women in public. His daughter, A’Zyia, is now 9 years old. She is the daughter of Foster and his younger sister, Trayvon Blackmon.
During his career, Reuben Foster has compiled a total of 185 tackles, including 34 tackles for loss. He has also lost a fumble. He has also racked up three solo stops in a game. As a rookie, he recorded 72 combined tackles in ten games. In addition, he had two solo stops in the game against Texas A&M.