Foster missed two field goal attempts and had a third blocked in the Crimson Tide’s 34-28 loss to Auburn on Nov. 30. The loss to the rival Tigers cost then-undefeated Alabama a chance to play for the national championship.
He posted a photo of the letter on his Twitter and Instagram accounts Wednesday.
“Dear Cade (#43),
“Life has its setbacks. I know!
“However you will be a stronger human with time.
“I wish you all the best —
Bush was the 43rd President and Foster wears No. 43.
“Framing this,” the kicker wrote on the Instagram caption
Auburn won the game on the final play, a return for a touchdown off a missed 57-yard field goal by Alabama’s backup kicker, Adam Griffith. Auburn went on to win the Southeastern Conference title game and earn a spot in the BCS championship game against Florida State.
No. 3 Alabama will play Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl, but had been trying for a third straight national title.
Foster received threats on social media in the aftermath of the loss to Auburn. But teammates and Alabama fans swiftly rallied around him, with thousands joining a Facebook fan page titled “Bama fans supporting Cade Foster.”
Foster, a senior from Southlake Carroll High in suburban Dallas, had made 11 of 12 field goals this season before the game with Auburn.
The letter was first reported by al.com.