NFL CAREER – Glenn Foster looks to see an expanded role on the defensive line in 2014 after leading New Orleans Saints rookies with three sacks in 2013. A raw talent who was picked up as an undrafted free agent, Foster filled in nicely in the defensive line rotation as a rookie and showed his ability as a pass rusher when called upon. He is a physical player that adds size to the defensive line and should continue to improve with more experience and knowledge of the game.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Agreed to terms with the New Orleans Saints, 4/28/13.
2013 – Played in 12 games as a rookie, missing a pair with an ankle injury and two others with a knee injury, and recorded nine tackles, three sacks and one pass defense...After missing first two games with an ankle injury, in his NFL debut vs. Arizona, Sept. 22, posted one sack for a loss of two yards as part of a two-tackle (one solo) day...Finished with one tackle and one sack vs. Buffalo, Oct. 27…Recorded one solo tackle, one sack and a pass defense vs. Dallas, Nov. 10…Suffered knee injury at Atlanta, Nov. 21, that caused him to miss next two games…In his postseason debut at Philadelphia, 1/4/14, recorded one assisted tackle…Saw action on the defensive line rotation and one special teams in NFC Divisional Playoff at Seattle, 1/11/14.
COLLEGE – Posted career totals of 23 starts, 73 tackles with 11 stops for a loss, four sacks, one interception and three passes defensed at the University of Illinois…Started all 12 games at defensive tackle as a senior in 2012 and finished the season with 31 tackles, 5.5 stops for a loss and 2.5 sacks…Recorded or matched career highs in tackles (seven), solo tackles (six), stops for a loss (three) and sacks (two) at Ohio State...Tallied 32 tackles with four stops for a loss, a half sack, three passes defensed and an interception as a junior in 2011…Played in all 13 games and contributed 10 tackles with 1.5 stops for a loss and a sack as a sophomore in 2010…Tallied first career sack in a win at Penn State…Played in three games as a redshirt freshman in 2009 and recorded no statistics…Majored in sociology.
PERSONAL – Prepped at Mt. Carmel (Chicago, Ill.) HS…Recorded 44 tackles with six stops for a loss of 43 yards, despite an injury-shortened senior season…Born May 31, 1990 in Chicago, Ill.