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Jerald Foster

University of Nebraska
Offensive Lineman
Construction Management


Jerald Foster has already earned his undergraduate degree in construction management at Nebraska and is working on a master’s degree. He has been named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (3.0 GPA) in each of his eight semesters at Nebraska and carries better than a 3.3 GPA. A two-time academic All-Big Ten honoree, Foster earned dean’s list honors from the College of Engineering on two occasions, most recently in 2018, and is a three-time NU Honors Academic Silver Medallion winner.


Foster has shown leadership throughout his career. He is a two-time team captain (2017, 2018), becoming just the 11th player in school history to be a two-time captain. As a sophomore, Foster overcame a knee injury in training camp that was expected to sideline him for the whole season, but he returned and started Nebraska’s final four games en route to helping the Huskers reach bowl eligibility.


Foster has been extremely active in the community during his career. He earned the Sam Foltz Hero 27 Leadership award for his outreach in 2017, and he was one of only 27 athletes across all Nebraska sports to receive the award. He has been on the Tom Osborne and Brook Berringer Citizenship teams for his outreach in each of the past four seasons. He also has spoken at schools, participated in the UNL Athletics Diversity and Inclusion Summit, visited hospitals, helped with the Husker football team’s Road Race to raise money for pediatric cancer and participated in other activities in the community.


Foster is in his third season as a starter as an offensive guard after he moved into the lineup as a sophomore. In 2017, he earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors, helping the Huskers rank second in the Big Ten in passing yards, and helping NU’s passing attack rank fifth on school charts. He was one of only two NU linemen to start all 12 games in 2017, and he had made 16 consecutive starts entering his senior year.