Arian Foster: The Movie Star


Dec 22, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (23) walks on the field before a game against the Denver Broncos at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Running back, as you’re probably well aware, has the shortest life-span of any position in the NFL.

The numbers tend to fluctuate a bit, but the general consensus is that the average length of a running back’s career is three years.

Pro-Bowl running back Arian Foster has already exceeded three years in the league, but he’s still on the downside of his career at the young age of 27.

It’s probably a good thing then that Foster is already working on his post-NFL career of acting.

Foster has a somewhat large role in the upcoming film “Draft Day”, which will be released on April 11.

Draft Day stars Kevin Costner and looks to be the football version of “Moneyball”.

Foster plays Ray Jennings in the movie, a potential draft pick.

It’s quite obvious that “Draft Day” is based on a lot of fiction and very little fact. That’s evident in the above trailer when Kevin Costner, who plays the general manager of the Cleveland Browns, says to his coach (I’m assuming it’s the coach) “They do it different in Dallas?” and the coach responds “Yeah they do and they win….a lot”.

I’m pretty confident you can see the fiction in that line.

As for Foster, hopefully it goes better for him in the movie than it did in real life. The former Vol went undrafted in 2009.