D.J. Foster was signed by the New England Patriots to the 53-man roster from the practice squad on December 3, 2016...Orginally signed by New England as a rookie free agent on May 6, 2016...Released by New England (11/28/16)... Signed by New England to practice squad (11/30/16).
2016 (3/0, 0/0)
- Was inactive in the season-opening night win at Arizona (9/11)
- Made his NFL debut as a reserve at running back and ran for seven yards on one attempt and made one catch for two yards in the win vs. Miami (9/18).
- Was inactive vs Houston (9/22) and vs. Buffalo (10/2).
- Saw action as a reserve at running back and ran for 17 yards on six attempts in the win
- Saw limited action on special teams in the win vs. Cincinnati (10/16) and returned one kickoff 30 yards.
- Was inactive at Pittsburgh (10/23), at Buffalo (10/30), vs. Seattle (11/13), at San Francisco (11/20) and at N.Y. Jets (11/27).
- Was inactive vs. Los Angeles (12/4), vs. Baltimore (12/12), at Denver (12/18), vs. N.Y. Jets (12/24), at Miami (1/1), in the Divisional Round game vs. Houston (1/14), in the AFC Championship game vs. Pittsburgh (1/22) and in Super Bowl LI vs. Atlanta (2/5).
- Played in 53 games in his four-year career and finished with 444 rushing attempts for 2,355 yards and 18 touchdowns for Arizona State University.
- Had 222 receptions for 2,458 yards and 14 touchdowns.
- Converted to wide receiver full time in 2015 after three seasons at running back.
- Recorded at least one reception in all 53 games he played in, the longest streak in PAC 10/12 history.
- Set an Arizona state single-season record with 60 total touchdowns as a senior, while leading Saguaro High School to the Arizona Division III State Championship.
- Had a performance as a senior that earned him national acclaim in Sports Illustrated magazine after he totaled 508 rushing yards on 20 carries with 10 rushing touchdowns, setting state records for single-game rushing yardage and rushing touchdowns.