Jay Foreman is a former NFL player who is currently involved in a variety of business ventures. Foreman played college football for the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers and played for the Buffalo Bills, Houston Texans, New York Giants, and San Francisco 49ers in the National Football League.
Foreman went on to work for a Nebraska based financial holding company. His focus was in corporate development. He then went on to become an Executive Vice president of an innovative start-up company, that invented a type 2 medical device which helps alert people to when their core body temperature reaches level that may lead to a heat related illness. Additionally, Jay worked in collaboration with the University of Nebraska athletic department, and established an internship program, the purpose of which is to provide athletes with work experience in the areas of sales and marketing while learning about corporate structure and business acumen. The internship opportunities were designed to assist the athletes during their lives after sports. Along with his business success, Mr. Foreman has established himself throughout the country as a professional speaker and sports commentator. His unique background in professional sports as well as business has helped Jay use those experiences to speak to high schools, colleges, corporations and associations over the years.
In college, Jay was an All-Big 12 Conference Selection for Nebraska and played nine years in the NFL. A four-year letter winner, he served as a starting linebacker during the 1995 and 1997 national championship seasons. He ranks 14th on the Huskers’ all-time tackles chart with 233 tackles and was the team captain his senior year. In 1998, Foreman was a semi-finalist for the Dick Butkus award.
Mr. Foreman made two postseason appearances during his nine year NFL career and joined the Houston Texans during their first three seasons as a franchise. Jay was named one of the Texan’s team captains and held the title for three years. He achieved five consecutive seasons of over 100 tackles, two of which he recorded over 200 tackles and a grand total of 937 in his career.
While playing football at the University of Nebraska, Jay earned a BS degree in Business Administration in. During his NFL off-seasons, he completed an MBA at Harvard University. During his time in Houston, he began a charitable foundation known as “Foreman Friends,” an organization that assisted abused, underprivileged kids in group-homes. Jay also used this platform to help fight diabetes and feeding needy families on Thanksgiving. In 2013 Jay Foreman founded The Foreman Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization, which strives to enhance the lives of people living with diabetes.
Jay is married to Allison, Jay has two daughters Soleil and Ciel. Allison has two sons Logan and Grant.
Visit the Foreman Foundation to learn more.