September 20, 2021
"Changing Lives, Improving Communities"

Diamond In The Rough: Donald Foulcard

Donald Foulcard is a class of 2021 running back out of Hanson Memorial School in Franklin, Louisiana. He is 5’8″ and weighs 195 pounds. He is very aggressive and an excellent runner. Foulcard is quick on his feet and runs with a lot of power. He also led his team in touchdowns. He has been the Daily Iberian defensive player of the week, the Daily Iberian best of the Teche honorable mention, and First team all district RB/DL. Foulcard is also a part of National BETA club, National Society of High School Scholars, and has a 3.3 GPA.

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How would you describe your season?

My senior season has been affected by the pandemic and an eye injury that I got in our scrimmage game. I was unable to play in our season opener, but thankfully my corneal abrasion and trauma to my eye healed. I played in games 2-7 and our eighth game was canceled due to COVID issues. Inspite of all of these obstacles my season was great. Beating able to play any games was a blessing. I worked very hard this season and I tried to set a great example for my teammates. As of now, I have 82 carries for 722 yards, 11 touchdowns,  and 30 tackles. As a senior, it was important to me to be a leader always inspiring, and encouraging and uplifting my teammates. 

Did you have any specific goals for this season?

Yes I did. My goals were to play hard, be a leader, reach 1,000 yards rushing, and to make first team all district for offense and defense. After everything that happened with the pandemic, my focus and goal became being thankful just for being able to play in a game. The highlight of my season was my 99 yard touchdown against vermilion catholic, the number 1 team in our district. I won the KATC 3 Friday night football play of the week for week 4. 

How did you even get into football? Is there anything specific that motivated you to keep playing?

My dad is a coach and I have loved sports for as long as I can remember. I’ve been playing with a football since I was able to hold one. I started playing pee-wee football at  four years old and the rest is history. 

What has football taught you about yourself or life?

I felt like Superman when I put my pads, cleats, and uniform on.  The fact that my parents, sisters, and other family members supported me at all my games and most of all, I loved being part of my team. Perseverance-hanging in there when things get hard. Determination- to never give up and to fight with everything inside of me. Football has also taught me how to be a team player, discipline, patience, responsibility, and compassion for others. Then all of these lessons will help me to make good decisions and become a well rounded person.

What’s your favorite thing about your position?

 As a running back, I love scoring touchdowns and running the ball. As a linebacker, being on defense is a positive way to relieve stress and aggression.

What would you say are your main strengths on the field?

Tackling and stopping the other team from scoring. Running the ball with vision, running north and south, stopping on a dime and my spin move. 

How would your coaches and teammates describe you?

They would say I am a great teammate. A person that doesn’t give up, a leader for the younger players and a playmaker when it counts. 

What’s your favorite thing about playing football in Louisiana

Football is like church in South Louisiana. Most people in Louisiana have a big heart. My team is like my family. The parents prepare good food for us and our coaches really love us. The culture in Louisiana is the best!

Three words to describe yourself?

Caring, determined, and dependable.

What hobbies do you have outside of sports?

I like spending time with family, playing games on my Xbox, working out, hanging out with friends, and trying new foods at restaurants.

What would you say are some of your strengths?

I have patience as I always make time for others. I am also dependable and always willing to help. I am funny and always making the people around me laugh. I have perseverance since I never give up no matter what. I am courageous and willing to put in the hard work to achieve my goals, and loving as I have feelings for others and show that I care. 

Are there any college or NFL athletes that you look up to or try to model your play style after?

Clyde Edwards-Helaire – RB – LSU, Shaun Shivers – RB – Auburn Tigers and Nick Chubb – RB – Cleveland Browns.

What is one thing could you not go a day without?

 My mother. She is my number one lady. My mother is always there to love, encourage, inspire, direct, and challenge me. She always has my back and she always has my best interest at heart. As a matter of fact I am her heart. I know that she will always be there for me.