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Sep 12, 2015; Tempe, AZ, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils wide receiver D.J. Foster (8) catches a pass in the second quarter against the Cal Poly Mustangs at Sun Devil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

D.J. Foster has been somewhat of a surprise this season as his role has diminished slightly compared to last year.

Before the season began, the Sun Devils announced that Foster moved to full-time receiver after spending first three seasons at running back.

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A year ago, Foster had 79 touches and put up 747 yards and six touchdowns. Through the first five weeks this year, he has scored two touchdowns and caught 26 receptions for 246 yards. He also owns 115 rushing yards.

He had someone of a quiet night against the Bruins last weekend. He only had four receptions the whole evening, but scored a touchdown and picked up 57 yards against one of the better teams in the Pac-12.

His numbers don’t show his full capabilities right now, but that’s because the Arizona State offense has struggled for a majority of the season thus far. But as they get deeper and deeper into conference play, and as soon as Bercovici becomes more comfortable in the pocket, Foster will more than likely see more time with the ball.

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Despite all of that, Foster leads the Sun Devils in receiving stats. Only one other receiver, Tim White, has more touchdowns on the year.

When the Arizona State Sun Devils visited the Buffaloes last season, Foster led the way in the ASU rushing game. It 20 carries, Foster picked up 148 yards and a touchdown en route to the Sun Devils’ third consecutive win at the time.

Coming into his final campaign in the Arizona State Sun Devil uniform, Foster was listed as the only active Football Bowl Subdivision student-athlete to account for more than 2,000 career rushing yards and 1,500 career receiving yards.

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