His number may have been No. 2, but as a football player at
Mission Bay (San Diego, Calif.)
, Arian Foster is now No. 1.
The NFL's leading rusher for the Houston Texans had his number retired today in a ceremony at school.
Because the Texans had a bye week, Foster was able to attend the ceremony.
Last week at Nease High (Fla.), the school retired the jersey of Tim Tebow who wasn't able to attend. Instead his parents accepted the jersey.
Foster returned six kickoffs for touchdowns his senior year in 2003 while rushing for 2,093 yards and 24 more scores.
Though born and raised in Albuquerque, N.M., Foster moved to San Diego his junior season and initially played linebacker before moving to running back.
It proved to be a good move and when he rushed for 321 yards in a game against Claremont, he was vaulted onto the national map. He later signed a letter of intent to Tennessee.
He joined a ridiculously talented fraternity of running backs in the San Diego region that includes Marcus Allen, Terrell Davis, Ricky Williams, Reggie Bush and Dillon Baxter, who is also a Mission Bay alum.
Other notable alumni from Mission Bay are musician Frank Zappa, Dallas Cowboys defensive end Marcus Smith and Major Leaguer and coach Joel Skinner.