D'Onta Foreman played trough the 2016 without missing a game despite tragically losing his infant son. D'Onta Jr., the son of the great Texas running back, was never given much of a shot. Born 15 weeks premature, D'Onta Jr. was 15 ounces at the time of his birth, 50 days he spent in intensive care battling before passing away due to intestinal infection. Such a sad story, I can't even imagine having to be a parent at any age having to go through that horror, but to do it at the age of 20 has to be significantly tougher.
Foreman didn't really tell anyone about this tragedy until recently when he told the NFL network. This happened during the season in which he was trying to build his resume to raise his NFL draft stock. The kid has a ton of stress on him already just dealing with being a student athlete, mix a sick infant son into the equation and I'm shocked he was even able to leave bed in the morning. The day his son passed away D'Onta Foreman had the best game of his life, he ran for 3 touchdowns and 341 yards to lead his team to victory over Texas Tech. After, he said he wanted to leave it all there since he was playing for his son.
If Foreman can strive through adversity like that putting up the biggest numbers in his career through the toughest time in his life, he's NFL ready for sure. He's battle tested, he has been through more at 21 years old than most people go through in a lifetime. I have nothing but respect for Foreman and hope he has an outstanding NFL career, he definitely deserves it.