Texans running back Arian Foster won an ESPY Award last night for the Castrol EDGE NFL Strongest Performance, making him the first Texans player to win an ESPY since 2007.
Foster was nominated for three ESPYs, more than any other NFL player and tied with Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas for the most of any athlete. The other categories he was nominated in were Best NFL Player, which went to Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and Breakthrough Athlete, which went to Los Angeles Clippers dunk-master Blake Griffin.
Foster won for his 231-yard, three-touchdown rushing performance against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 1 of last season. It was the second-best opening day rushing performance in NFL history, set a franchise single-game rushing record and was the most yards rushing ever by a Colts opponent.
The last Texans player to win an ESPY was quarterback Jared Zabransky, an undrafted rookie in 2007 who was honored for his achievements at Boise State.
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