Honors & Awards
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall, 2011)
- Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll (2011)
Foster provided depth at cornerback, but did not appear in a game.
Foster was a reserve at cornerback, but did not appear in a game.
2011 (Redshirt Freshman)
Foster added depth in the secondary, but did not appear in a game.
Foster redshirted and worked on the scout team defense.
Before Nebraska (Elm Creek HS)
As a senior at Elm Creek, Foster was named a first-team Class C-2 all-state pick as a running back by the Omaha World-Herald and a defensive back by the Lincoln Journal Star. Foster rushed for about 1,300 yards and 19 touchdowns in his senior season.
Foster holds multiple school records at Elm Creek, including career rushing yards (3,955), career points scored (324) and career interceptions (17). On the defensive side of the ball, Foster intercepted three passes as a senior and six passes his junior season. Foster also contributed heavily on special teams, where he returned three kickoffs and one punt for scores during his senior season.
Foster also starred on the track where he finished first in Class C in the 300-intermediate hurdles after a runner-up finish in 2009. He was second in the 110-meter high hurdles as a senior and third as a junior.
Derek is the son of Curt and Kelly Foster, and he was born on Jan. 27, 1992. He is majoring in nutrition science, and he was named to the 2011 Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll and the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2011. Foster has volunteered his time with Husker Heroes and team hospital visits.