Arian Foster, star running back for the Houston Texans, addresses Memorial High students in the school library on Wednesday.
The leading rusher in the National Football
League galloped into the school library at Memorial High on Wednesday to tell students about his sudden rise to sports fame and to stress the importance of reading and literacy.
Arian Foster, the backfield star of the Houston Texans, accepted an invitation to address Memorial High students. Several dozen packed the library, along with faculty and other guests, to hear Foster talk about everything from growing up to the kind of car he drives -- a 2008 Challenger.
Students were treated to a pizza lunch afterward.
An undrafted free agent who signed with the Texans in 2009, Foster blasted onto the NFL's centerstage late last season. In the Texans' first game this season, a victory over the Indianapolis Colts, he rushed for 231 yards, the second-highest total ever in an opening-day NFL game.
He currently leads all NFL rushers with 1,230 yards.
Foster tells students his life, so far, has been one for the books.
Memorial High students ring the library to listen to Foster's stories about growing up and life in the NFL.