Dude had a high YPC (over 5 yards) his first two years
Year three he gets the starting job.
That was my first time fantasy football. No PCs, back then.
Based on the above knowledge of his YPA, the fact that he would start, but more than anything pure unadulterated Steeler homerism, he was my top back on my team.
I won the league. I continue to rock a Foster jersey to this day. Only jerseys (2 of them) I have.