Jay Foreman, originally from Minneapolis, MN, is a former NFL player who played college football for the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers. Jay is also the son of Minnesota Viking great and five time pro bowler, Chuck Foreman.
Jay played football for the University of Nebraska from1994-1998, helping the team win 3 National Championships. Jay was an All-Big 12 Conference Selection for Nebraska and was 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, Jay was a semi-finalist for the Dick Butkus award.
Jay went on to play 9 years in the National Football League (NFL) and made two postseason appearances during his nine year NFL career. He played for the Buffalo Bills, Houston Texans, New York Giants, and San Francisco 49ers in the National Football League. Jay joined the Houston Texans during their first three seasons as a franchise and 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 3 ½ years. 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.
Following his retirement from the NFL, Jay returned to Nebraska and went to work for a Nebraska based financial holding company where he focused on corporate development. During this time, 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. Jay later went on to become an Executive Vice president of an innovative start-up company, that invented, developed and marketed a sports-related medical device.
Along with his business success, Mr. Foreman has established himself throughout the country as a professional speaker and sports commentator. Jay has done numerous projects in the sports broadcasting arena in both TV and radio. He has worked for Comcast Sports Network in Houston and does radio broadcasting for ESPN 1480 and 1620 The Zone. His unique background in professional sports as well as business has also provided Jay with numerous opportunities to speak to high schools, colleges, corporations and associations over the years.
In 2013 Jay Foreman founded The Foreman Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization, which strives to enhance the lives of people living with diabetes. The Foreman Foundation gives both youth and adults an opportunity to access top notch education and resources to help their fight against diabetes.
In 2017, Jay became a published author, releasing his first book, Iron Will, What One Man Needed to Survive the Blessing and the Curse of the NFL.
Jay continues to pursue his passion of non-profit work with The Foreman Foundation as well as continuing as a professional speaker to high schools, colleges, corporations and associations across the country.
Jay is married to Allison and together they are raising their blended family of 4 children, two daughters Soleil and Ciel and two sons, Logan and Grant.