D.J. Foster was signed by the New England Patriots to the 53-man roster from the practice squad on Dec. 3, 2016 ... Originally signed by New England as a rookie free agent (5/6/16) ... Released by New England (11/28/16) ... Signed by New England to practice squad (11/30/16).
2016 (3/0, 0/0)
Made the 53-man roster coming out of training camp as a rookie free agent, appearing in three regular-season games as a reserve. Posted seven rushing attempts for 24 yards and had one reception for 2 yards. Also returned one kickoff for 3 yards.
Was a healthy scratch for 13 regular-season games and all three postseason contests.
Made his NFL debut as a reserve at running back and ran for seven yards on one attempt and made one catch for 2 yards in the win vs. Miami (9/18).
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.