|High school||Southlake (TX) Carroll|
|Date of birth||March 10, 1991|
|Place of birth||Southlake, Texas|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||221 lb (100 kg)|
|Career highlights and awards|
High school career
Foster attended Southlake Carroll High School in Southlake, Texas, where he made 38-of-48 field goals during his high school career. He also started at middle linebacker and finished with 106 tackles, including six tackles for loss and six sacks.
As a freshman in 2010, Foster made 7-of-9 field goals and 7-of-7 extra points; his misses were from 44 and 54 yards. Foster, a former linebacker, made 9 special teams tackles and 1 forced fumbles. Alabama typically used him on kickoffs and long field goals over 44 yards long due to his strong leg, while fellow kicker Jeremy Shelley handled the other duties. As a sophomore, he received negative attention after missing three long field goal attempts against LSU in a game Alabama lost in overtime, leading him to close his Facebook account.
As a senior, Foster took over the full-time kicking duties and hit a career-long 53-yarder against Ole Miss. He received further negative attention after he missed all three field goals (one of which was blocked) during the 2013 Iron Bowl, which Alabama lost after Foster's replacement, Adam Griffith, left his 57-yard attempt short at the end of regulation and it was returned for a game-winning touchdown by Auburn. However, Foster received a letter of support from an unlikely source, former President George W. Bush, who, coincidentally, also was unable to kick a field goal.
- ESPN - Cade Foster
- This time, Shelley gets his kicks
- Alabama kicker Cade Foster reflects after setting two career bests in Ole Miss win
- AP (11 December 2013). "Ex-President Bush Writes Letter To Alabama Kicker". Gazers. Retrieved 23 December 2013.