Wide Receiver | Lettered 1981-84
The 1980's were not the best of times to be a wide receiver in the college game. Option Football still ruled vast swathes of the land and the importance of the position was limited to the coasts. But every year an athlete would pop up from nowhere and produce a good season. That was Deno Foster in 1984 who exploded with a 49 catch, 754 yard 7 TD season catching passes from Troy Bodine, the JUCO transfer who engineered the upset of Penn State in 1983.
Foster was named an Honorable Mention All American following that season and walked away from Clifton second all time to Jim O'Brien on the all time receiving charts for the Bearcats with 5 100 yard games and 17 TD's to his credit. Foster went on to have a stint in the CFL with the Ottowa Rough Riders.