Texas coach Tom Herman will be looking for a new running back to feature in his spread offense next year after D'Onta Foreman announced Wednesday that he will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL Draft.
In only 11 games this year, Foreman amassed 2,028 yards to lead the nation. He also scored 15 touchdowns.
"I had a wonderful season, and I feel like it's time for me to pursue my dream," Foreman said during a news conference.
He posted 13 straight 100-yard games and carried the ball a school record 51 times against Kansas. He was the first Longhorn to reach 1,000 since Jamaal Charles rushed for 1,619 in 2007.
The 6-foot-1, 240-pounder from Texas City, Texas, is projected as the seventh best running back in this year's draft by NFLDRAFTSCOUT.com and a likely second- or third-round pick.
Foreman carried the ball 323 times this season. For his career he compiled on 2,782 yards on 433 carries.
Underclassmen have until a Jan. 16 deadline to apply for early draft eligibility.