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Montana Grizzlies add transfer cornerback Keynan Foster from UTEP

Grad transfer played slot receiver for Miners
Posted: 5:22 PM, Aug 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-20 20:32:16-04
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(Editor's note: story by Montana Sports Information)

MISSOULA -- The Montana Grizzlies have brought in more speed and depth at the cornerback position with the addition of Keynan Foster, a graduate transfer from Texas-El Paso (UTEP), to the fall roster.

Originally from Mill Creek, Washington, Foster made eight starts for the Miners in three seasons as a slot receiver after playing his true freshman season at Florida A&M.

In 2018, Foster played in all 12 of UTEP's games, catching 18 passes for 313 yards and a pair of touchdowns, including a career-long 67-yard TD against North Texas. In his two seasons of action in El Paso, he averaged 16 yards-per-catch and 22.8 yards per return as a kick returner.

Foster played at UTEP under current UM assistant head coach and wide receivers coach Brent Pease in 2016 and 2017. At Jackson High School north of Seattle, Foster also ran track and was coached by Pease's wife Paula (née Good), a former all-conference track standout at UM and a member of the Grizzly Sports Hall of Fame. On the track, Foster finished fifth his senior season at the Wesco/Kingco Bi-District Championship in the 100-meter sprint and posted a PR of 10.75. He also won the Wesco 4A 400-meter Conference Championship with a PR of 51.03 seconds.

A three-time member of the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll, Foster plans on enrolling as a graduate student in Montana's School of Journalism.