PRO CAREER:?2011 Pro Bowler is first player in NFL history to compile 900 rushing yards and 400 receiving yards in each of his first four seasons... Ranks fifth in Bears history in rushing yards (4,233 on 1,014 attempts, 21 touchdowns) and yards from scrimmage (6,218) after starting all 60 career games in which he has appeared during four seasons with Chicago... Has posted 223 catches for 1,985 yards (8.9 avg) and 8 TDs... First player in franchise history with 1,400-plus yards from scrimmage in each of his first four seasons... First player in franchise history with 900 rushing yards in each of his first four seasons with the team
PRO CAREER:?2011 Pro Bowler is first player in NFL history to compile 900 rushing yards and 400 receiving yards in each of his first four seasons... Ranks fifth in Bears history in rushing yards (4,233 on 1,014 attempts, 21 touchdowns) and yards from scrimmage (6,218) after starting all 60 career games in which he has appeared during four seasons with Chicago... Has posted 223 catches for 1,985 yards (8.9 avg) and 8 TDs... First player in franchise history with 1,400-plus yards from scrimmage in each of his first four seasons... First player in franchise history with 900 rushing yards in each of his first four seasons with the team... First running back in Bears history with 400 receiving yards in each of first four seasons... One of four players in team history with 4,000 rushing yards and 1,500 receiving yards, joining Neal Anderson, Rick Casares and Walter Payton... Since joining the NFL in 2008, ranks seventh in the league in rushing yards, sixth in yards from scrimmage and third in receiving yards among running backs... 205 rushing yards versus Carolina on October 2, 2011 are tied for second most in Bears single-game history... In 2010, became the second Bears' player to rush for 1,000 yards and post 500 receiving yards in the same season (Walter Payton, 1983)... Collected 12 100-yard rushing games (Bears are 11-1 in those contests) and three 100-yard receiving games in his career... Broke franchise records for rushing yards by a rookie (1,238) and scrimmage yards by a rookie (1,715) in 2008... Became just the eighth rookie since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger to lead his team in both rushing yards and receptions... Also one of just two rookies in NFL history to rush for over 1,000 yards and post more than 60 catches (Edgerrin James, 1999)... Third longest starting streak by a running back since 1982 to start a career with 60 consecutive starts before missing first game due to injury in 2011, trailing Eddie George (130) and LaDanian Tomlinson (63)... Ran for 150 yards on 42 carries (3.6 avg) and caught 13 passes for 144 yards (11.1 avg) while starting both career playoff games... Holds the franchise record for receptions in a playoff game with 10 catches vs. GB (1/23/11).
HONORS AND AWARDS: 2011 - Pro Bowl, FedEx ground Player of the Week vs. CAR (10/2). 2010 - All-Joe (USA Today), NFC Offensive Player of the Week vs. DET (9/12). 2008 - Brian Piccolo Award.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Entered the NFL as a second-round selection (44th overall) of the Bears?in the 2008 NFL Draft... Signed to 4-year contract by Chicago (7/2/08). SIGNED through 20XX
2011 SEASON: Started all 12 games in which he appeared, ranking 10th in the NFL with 1,487 yards from scimmage (997 rushing and 490 receiving)... Ranked third in the NFL and fifth in Bears single-season annals in scrimmage yards per game (123.9)... 83.1 rushing yards per game were sixth in the NFL... Had 997 rushing yards on 203 carries for career-high 4.9 yards per carry with three touchdowns... Added 52 receptions for 490 receiving yards and a touchdown... 17 total plays of 20-plus yards were second among running backs... Was second in the NFL with 12 rushes of 20-plus yards and tied for sixth among running backs with five receptions of 20-plus yards... Recorded four 100-yard rushing contests and one 100-yard receiving game... Had 205 rushing yards versus Carolina (10/2), tied for second most in Bears single-game history... Missed final four games due to knee injury. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 12-12
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2010 - Eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark for the second time in his career, finishing with 1,069 yards on 237 carries and 6 rushing TDs... Ranked sixth in the NFC in rushing yards... Tied for the team lead in receptions (51) and ranked third in receiving yards (547), while hauling in 3 touchdown receptions... Led the team in total touchdowns (9)... Tallied three 100-yard rushing games and one 100-yard receiving game... Started all 16 regular season games and both postseason contests... Rushed for 150 yards on 42 carries and recorded 13 catches for 144 yards in the postseason. 2009 - Started all 16 games at RB, rushing for 929 yards on 258 carries (3.6 avg) and 4 TDs... Ranked second on the Bears in receptions, catching 57 passes for 471 yards (8.3 avg)... Reached the 1,400 yards from scrimmage mark for the second time in his career... Rushed for 100+ yards on two occasions, with the Bears going 2-0 in those games. 2008 - Broke the Chicago single-season rookie rushing mark with 1,238 yards on 316 carries (3.9 avg) to go along with 8 rushing TDs while starting all 16 games at RB... Also set the franchise rookie single-season record for yards from scrimmage (1,715)... Caught a team-high 63 catches for 477 yards, which set the team record for catches by a Chicago RB and receptions by a rookie, to go along with 4 receiving TDs... Tied for the NFL lead with 86 first downs and tied for 12th in the League with 12 TDs (8 rushing, 4 receiving) in his rookie season.
COLLEGE: Finished career at Tulane (2004-2007)?as the school's all-time leader in rushing yards per game (99.2), rushing touchdowns (39), total touchdowns (44) and scoring among non-kickers (266 points)... Also finished career ranked second in school annals in all-purpose yards (5,261), rushing yards (4,265), rushing attempts (833) and 100-yard rushing games (16)... Just the 11th player in NCAA Division I (Bowl Subdivision) history to rush for 2,000 yards in a season with 2,127 in 2007 which ranks 7th all-time in NCAA history... Added 103 receptions for 985 yards and five touchdowns... Named Most Valuable Player for the 2008 Under Armour Senior Bowl, rushing for a game-high 58 yards on 8 carries and a game-high 4 catches for 38 yards.
PERSONAL: District 5A Offensive MVP, all-Metro selection and second-team all-state performer at Slidell H.S.... Gathered 2,432 rushing yards and 31 TDs while adding 48 receptions for 618 yards and 5 TDs... Son of Gene and Gilda Forté... Father, Gene, played football at Tulane from 1975-77 and was a team captain in 1977... Brother, Bryan, played football at McNeese State... Majored in finance.