After seven seasons with Houston, the Texans released running back Arian Foster. He said goodbye to the city and the franchise in a heartfelt Instagram post.
In 2009 I flew to Houston with every piece of clothing I owned and told my mother I wasn’t coming home. I’ll find my way. ambitious for an undrafted rookie that knew nothing about anything. but that’s exactly what I did. this ride has had a multitude of ups and downs, but perspective is key. I’ve got 7 years of beautiful memories with teammates, staff and coaches I’ll never forget. thank you all for being a part of this journey. people that I call friends and brothers have all contributed to the success of what we did on the field, and also to the person that I am off. with everything in me, I love and respect the men and women you are. you are a part of me for good. and to the city of houston, I genuinely appreciate every ounce of love I’ve ever gotten. from seeing a small kid to an 80 year old man wear my jersey. I never took it for granted. we’re all just guessing our way through life, being the best people we can, and the people of this city have put a lot of joy in the hearts of my self and my family. onward we march, it’s been real. nothing but love on this end. 🙏
Foster made his mark — and helped the young franchise grow — during his rise from an undrafted free agent to the league’s leading rusher in 2010. Injuries plagued in the last few years, and he hasn’t played a full season since 2012.
Still, Houston fans won’t forget what Foster did for the team, and how he left on such a classy note.
SOURCE: USA Today FTW – Maggie Hendricks