Washington’s Foreman to play football at Lenoir-Rhyne

Published 4:13 pm Friday, May 31, 2019

WASHINGTON — Lenoir-Rhyne welcomes Ka’Ci Foreman to the football program as he signs his letter of intent to the school on Thursday afternoon at Washington High School.

Foreman was a two-way player for Pam Pack football this past fall. At running back, he produced 205 yards with a touchdown on 19 carries, and had five catches for 61 yards in his senior season.

However, Foreman’s production was most valued on defense in the secondary. He had 43 total tackles in his senior year, with three interceptions and 94 total interception return yards.

Foreman was ecstatic to play football at the next level.

“I’m very excited to get to Lenoir-Rhyne. I’m ready to get to work,” Foreman said. “I just need to put on some more weight and stay dedicated to the grind.”

Many family members, friends, coaches and teammates were in attendance for Foreman’s signing. His father, Carl Booth, was elated about his son proceeding to college for his football future.

“I am very proud. He’s been playing for so long, it’s great the hard work finally paid off,” Booth said. “It’s a great feeling because, I’m dad and I played football and didn’t get that far. Seeing him do it, it’s like living all over again.”

Booth is a former Washington High School running back who played for the Pam Pack in 1995-1998.

Head football coach and athletic director of the Washington Pam Pack, Jon Blank talked about the type of player that Foreman is.

“With Ka’Ci, they’re getting a dynamic player. For us he was able to play running back, receiver, and was excellent in the secondary at corner and safety. He can also play in the return game as well, so they’re going to be able to a lot with him,” Blank said. “He’s going to have to add some size, get his body prepared for college football, and commit to how much more difficult the training is at the college level. If he can do that he’ll be absolutely fine. He’s the type of kid who is going to do the workout, he’s going to do the running, and when he wants to be, he’s one of the fastest kids in the program. He’s very capable of doing anything they need him to do.”

Foreman’s favorite sports memory at Washington High School was a four-overtime finish in a basketball game against North Pitt last winter.

Foreman will go onto play for the American Football Coaches Association National Coach of the Year, Drew Cronic. He is responsible for the Bears’ largest turn around in school history. In 2017, the Bears only won three games. In Cronic’s first season in 2018, the Bears won 12 games.