Five good minutes with Jerald Foster: On life after football, and the Nebraska player he wouldn’t want to have to try and tackle

November 6, 2018



Year: Senior

Hometown: Lincoln

Depth chart: No. 1 at left guard.

Career games played: 38.

Of note: The Lincoln Southeast graduate has started 21 consecutive games at left guard. He’s starting on an offensive line that helped Nebraska total at least 450 yards of offense in six straight games, tying the school record. Foster is serving as a captain for the second straight season and is just the 11th two-time team captain in Nebraska football history.

On his favorite part of practice: “As lazy as it sounds, I’d say walk through. That’s when we can grind out the understanding of what we need to do. When you can get that communication down, that’s when the real practice is that much easier.”

On the highlight play of his career: “Just blocking, and getting big touchdowns. Whenever I get to see our guys in the end zone it’s always cool for me. There’s a satisfaction that the guy in front of me couldn’t beat me, and he couldn’t get to (quarterback Adrian Martinez) or get off the block and try and get the running back. That’s satisfaction enough for me.”

On his favorite place to go for a road game: “Wisconsin. I like the ‘Jump Around.’ It’s cool.”

If I could play another position for one game: “I’d go defensive line again. I’d want to get a tackle. I haven’t gotten one in a while.”

On his career goals: “After all football is over it’s going to be construction management. That’s after I’m done with everything. Hopefully I can get paid to play on a football field.”

On what player he thinks would be the toughest to try and tackle for Nebraska: “In a weird way I’d say (wide receiver JD Spielman), just because he’s got a little body. I feel like he makes at least one person miss every time.”

Three things most people don’t know about me:

1. I like to draw.

2. I like to do woodworking and have built a bar.

3. I like cartoon shows.

— Brent C. Wagner

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