#8 Aldwin Foster-Retting
Hometown: Balch Springs, Texas
Second-team All-MIAA safety … earned third-team all-region honors … played in 14 of 15 games with 13 starts … ranked second on the team with 74 tackles including 41 solo stops … tied for second on the team with three interceptions … returned an interception for a touchdown against Minnesota-Duluth (12/13) … second championship game in which he scored Northwest's first touchdown … broke up six passes on the year and had 3.5 tackles-for-loss … forced a fumble vs. Pittsburg State, which led to the game's first touchdown (11/22) … recovered a fumble vs. North Alabama, which led to a touchdown and a 17-0 lead (12/6) … led the team in tackles three times … had a career-high eight tackles twice
Phil Voge Award Winner (top Northwest freshman, shared award with Ryan Jones) ... played in all 14 games ... tied for the team lead in interceptions with two ... both were returned for touchdowns ... had an 89-yard interception return for a score in the second quarter vs. West Texas A&M (11/24) ... score gave Northwest a 28-7 lead ... scored the first touchdown of the national championship game vs. Valdosta State (12/15) ... his 31-yard interception return gave the Bearcats a 7-3 lead early in the second quarter ... had three tackles three times including vs. Grand Valley State (12/8) ... had a tackle-for-loss at Fort Hays State (10/20) and vs. Washburn (10/27) ... broke up a pass in each of the team's first two games of the season ... recovered a fumble vs. Southwest Baptist (9/29)
West Mesquite High School
Class 4A Second-Team All-State Academic Team … 2006 graduate.
Son of Demetra Foster … born June 29, 1988 … father, Alvin Retting, played for the Detroit Drive of the Arena Football League