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Ramon Foster biography

Date of birth : 1986-01-07
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Henning, Tennessee
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-24
Credited as : Football player NFL, offensive lineman for the Steelers, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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PRO (14-4/0-0): Played a significant role in his rookie season for the offensive line…signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent on April 27, 2009…played in 14 and started four games as a rookie in place of the injured Chris Kemoeatu...provided blocking for RB Rashard Mendenhall and QB Ben Roethlisberger to have record-setting seasons.

2009 (14-4): Played in 14 games and made his debut at LG against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 11…started four games for the injured Chris Kemoeatu…also served as the third tight end…9/10 vs. Tennessee: Dressed but did not play…9/20 at Chicago: Dressed but did not play…9/27 at Cincinnati: Made his NFL debut as the third tight end following an injury to David Johnson…10/4 vs. San Diego: Saw action as a reserve on the offensive line as a G…10/11 at Detroit: Saw action as a reserve…10/18 vs. Cleveland: Saw action as a reserve…10/25 vs. Minnesota: Saw action as a reserve…11/9 at Denver: Saw action as a reserve…11/15 vs. Cincinnati: Saw action as a reserve…11/22 at Kansas City: Saw action at LG in place of the injured Chris Kemoeatu…11/29 at Baltimore: Made his first career start in place of the injured Chris Kemoeatu…paved the way for Rashard Mendenhall to rush 95 yards in 24 attempts (4.0 avg.) with a long of 15…marked the first time of the season the offensive line did not allow a sack…12/6 vs. Oakland: Saw action as a reserve…12/10 at Cleveland: Saw action as a reserve…12/20 vs. Green Bay: Made his second start of the season replacing the injured Chris Kemoeatu…provided protection for Ben Roethlisberger to complete 29-of-46 passes (63.0 pct.) for 503 yards and three touchdowns…12/27 vs. Baltimore: Made his third start of the season at LG…provided protection for Ben Roethlisberger to complete 17-of-33 passes (51.5 pct.) for 259 yards with one touchdown…1/3 at Miami: Made his fourth start of the season at LG…provided protection for Ben Roethlisberger to complete 18-of-27 passes (66.7 pct.) for 220 yards and three touchdowns…paved the way for Rashard Mendenhall to rush 94 yards in 20 attempts (4.7 avg.) with a long of 36 and Willie Parker to rush 91 yards in 12 attempts (7.6 avg.) with a long of 34.

COLLEGE: Foster was a three-year starter who earned Freshman All-SEC honors in 2005 after stepping in at left guard and right tackle due to injuries…primarily started at right tackle the past three seasons…named to the ESPN Mark May's 2007 "MayDay Team" after playing with a broken thumb throughout most of his junior season…played in a career total of 44 games…four-year letterman.

2008: Played and started in all 12 games…named one of the team’s captains…recorded one unassisted tackle. 2007: Played and started in all 14 games…recognized for excellence with All-SEC second team nod by Rivals.com…Vols led country with only four sacks allowed…starting quarterback Erik Ainge was sacked just three times in 519 pass attempts, setting major college record for minimum 300 attempts…team's combined 534 pass attempts meant opponents sacked UT quarterbacks once every 133.5 attempts…suffered broken thumb in pregame warmups before Vanderbilt contest, but still played entire game and did not miss any snaps rest of season…led to his being named to All-MayDay Team by ESPN analyst Mark May…played both tackle and guard positions…helped Tennessee offense produce a 3,000-yard passer, 1,000-yard rusher and 1,000-yard receiver. 2006: Played in 11 games…part of offensive line unit that allowed only 19 sacks -- third fewest in the league -- against 415 pass attempts -- second-most in the league. 2005: Played in seven games with two starts…six of his 2005 appearances were versus SEC competition…for his efforts, earned Freshman All-SEC nod by league coaches…started at left guard in collegiate debut against UAB after injuries at center position forced veteran Rob Smith to fill that void…saw action along the offensive front at LSU…shared 2005 Harvey Robinson Award as most improved offensive player in spring practice with David Ligon. 2004: Redshirted.

PERSONAL: Attended Ripley High School in Ripley, Tenn.

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