Robert Kraft waited by buses to shake Arian Foster’s hand

Despite it coming in a losing effort, Arian Foster had a big day against the Patriots in Sunday’s Divisional Round contest. The Texans’ perennial Pro Bowl running back totaled 163 yards and two touchdowns, accounting for most of Houston’s offense.

The performance didn’t go unnoticed.

Following his team’s 41-28 victory, Patriots owner Robert Kraft stuck around by the team buses for the sole reason of shaking Foster’s hand, the Boston Globe reported.

On a day when the Texans were largely erratic, Foster was the one constant — as per usual.

He did it all, rushing 22 times for 90 yards and a score, and catching seven passes for 63 yards and another score. The big outing capped off another magnificent campaign in which the fourth-year pro recorded 1,641 yards from scrimmage and 17 total touchdowns.

Exemplifying his high character, Foster took the season-ending defeat in stride, extending thanks to both his fans and teammates.

It’s easy to understand why Kraft went out of his way. He knows greatness when he sees it.

(Photo: USA TODAY Sports)

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