Player Bio

Matt Forte
RB #22
Height:
6-2
Weight:
218
Age:
28
College:
Tulane
Experience:
7

Quick Stats (2014):

CAR
130
YDS
562
AVG
4.3
TDS
3
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesRushingReceivingFumbles
GGSAttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLongTDFUMLost
TOTAL 1,681 7,228 4.3 68 38 399 3,409 8.5 89 15 17 12
2014 CHI 8 8 130 562 4.3 19 3 58 490 8.4 56 3 1 1
2013 CHI 16 16 289 1,339 4.6 55 9 74 594 8 34 3 2 2
2012 CHI 15 15 248 1,094 4.4 46 5 44 340 7.7 47 1 2 1
2011 CHI 12 12 203 997 4.9 46 3 52 490 9.4 56T 1 2 2
2010 CHI 16 16 237 1,069 4.5 68T 6 51 547 10.7 89T 3 3 2
2009 CHI 16 16 258 929 3.6 61 4 57 471 8.3 37 0 6 3
2008 CHI 16 16 316 1,238 3.9 50T 8 63 477 7.6 19 4 1 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultRushingReceivingFumbles
AttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 BUF L 20-23 17 82 4.8 14 0 8 87 10.9 18 0 -- --
2 @SF W 28-20 12 21 1.8 7 0 5 15 3 11 0 -- --
3 @NYJ W 27-19 13 33 2.5 8 0 6 43 7.2 19 0 -- --
4 GB L 17-38 23 122 5.3 19 0 5 49 9.8 25 0 -- --
5 @CAR L 24-31 17 61 3.6 15 0 12 105 8.8 56 1 1 1
6 @ATL W 27-13 17 80 4.7 12 2 10 77 7.7 16 0 -- --
7 MIA L 14-27 12 49 4.1 16 1 6 60 10 24 1 -- --
8 @NE L 23-51 19 114 6 19 0 6 54 9 25 1 -- --

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Two-time Pro Bowler (2011 and 2013) ranks second in Bears history in yards from scrimmage (9,585) and rushing yards (6,666 on 1,551 attempts) and fifth in rushing touchdowns (35)... Also ranks third in franchise history in catches (341) and 14th in receiving yards (2,919, which are second most by a running back in Bears annals)... Tied for second in franchise history with 20 contests gaining 100 yards rushing (Bears are 17-3 in those contests) and second with 17 games collecting 150 yards from scrimmage... Has added 3 100-yard receiving games in his career... Since entering the NFL in 2008, ranks third in the NFL overall in yards from scrimmage, rushing yards and receiving yards among running backs... Has 12 career receiving touchdowns... Started all 91 career games in which he has appeared during six seasons with Chicago... Six seasons with 1,400-plus yards from scrimmage are second most in franchise history, trailing Hall of Famer Walter Payton’s 10... One-of-three players in NFL history to have 1,400-plus yards from scrimmage in each of his first six seasons (Curtis Martin and LaDainian Tomlinson)... First player in franchise history with 900 rushing yards in each of his first six NFL seasons and one of 12 in league history to do so; Of those 12, only Fortè, Corey Dillon and Curtis Martin were non-first round draft picks... One of three players in team history with 6,000 rushing yards and 2,500 receiving yards, joining Neal Anderson and Walter Payton... 205 rushing yards versus Carolina on October 2, 2011, are tied for second most in Bears single-game history... First Bears player to rush for 1,000 yards and post 500 receiving yards in the same season on miltiple occasions (2010 and 2013) with Walter Payton (1983) the only other player in franchise history to accomplish the feat once...  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 to begin a career (since 1982) with 60 consecutive starts before missing first game due to injury in 2011, trailing Eddie George (130) and LaDanian Tomlinson (63)... Was the first player in NFL history to compile 900 rushing yards and 400 receiving yards in each of his first four seasons... 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).
PRO CAREER: Two-time Pro Bowler (2011 and 2013) ranks second in Bears history in yards from scrimmage (9,585) and rushing yards (6,666 on 1,551 attempts) and fifth in rushing touchdowns (35)... Also ranks third in franchise history in catches (341) and 14th in receiving yards (2,919, which are second most by a running back in Bears annals)... Tied for second in franchise history with 20 contests gaining 100 yards rushing (Bears are 17-3 in those contests) and second with 17 games collecting 150 yards from scrimmage... Has added 3 100-yard receiving games in his career... Since entering the NFL in 2008, ranks third in the NFL overall in yards from scrimmage, rushing yards and receiving yards among running backs... Has 12 career receiving touchdowns... Started all 91 career games in which he has appeared during six seasons with Chicago... Six seasons with 1,400-plus yards from scrimmage are second most in franchise history, trailing Hall of Famer Walter Payton’s 10... One-of-three players in NFL history to have 1,400-plus yards from scrimmage in each of his first six seasons (Curtis Martin and LaDainian Tomlinson)... First player in franchise history with 900 rushing yards in each of his first six NFL seasons and one of 12 in league history to do so; Of those 12, only Fortè, Corey Dillon and Curtis Martin were non-first round draft picks... One of three players in team history with 6,000 rushing yards and 2,500 receiving yards, joining Neal Anderson and Walter Payton... 205 rushing yards versus Carolina on October 2, 2011, are tied for second most in Bears single-game history... First Bears player to rush for 1,000 yards and post 500 receiving yards in the same season on miltiple occasions (2010 and 2013) with Walter Payton (1983) the only other player in franchise history to accomplish the feat once...  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 to begin a career (since 1982) with 60 consecutive starts before missing first game due to injury in 2011, trailing Eddie George (130) and LaDanian Tomlinson (63)... Was the first player in NFL history to compile 900 rushing yards and 400 receiving yards in each of his first four seasons... 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: 2013 - Pro Bowl. 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 4-year contract with Bears (7/16/12). SIGNED through 2015

2013 SEASON: Earned Pro Bowl nod after started all 16 games for fourth time in career, ranking second in the NFL in rushing yards (1,339) and third in yards from scrimmage (1,933) - both setting career highs... Also ranked fourth in NFL in receiving yards by a running back (594), third in first downs (97), tied for sixth in rushing touchdowns (9) and tied for eight in total touchdowns (12)... Ranked fifth in franchise single-season history in yards from scrimmage and ninth in rushing yards; both more than any Bears player other than Hall of Famer Walter Payton... Set franchise single-season record for receptions by a running back (74) and 594 receiving yards were second-most ever by a Bears RB. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 16-16

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2012 - Finished with third 1,000-yard rushing season of career after compiling 1,094 yards on 248 carries (4.4 ypc) and 5 TDs… Second on team with 44 receptions and fourth with 340 receiving yards (7.7 ypr; 1 TD)… Started all 15 contests played… Missed Game 3 vs. STL (9/23) due to ankle injury. 2011 - Earned Pro Bowl nod after starting 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… 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. 2010 - Finished sixth in the NFC in rushing with 1,069 yards on 237 carries and 6 rushing TDs... Tied for the team lead in receptions (51) and ranked third in receiving yards (547), while hauling in 3 TD receptions... Led the team in total touchdowns (9)... 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). 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 passes 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).

COLLEGE: Finished career at Tulane (2004-07) 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 MVP 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 (LA) High School… 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… Married to the former Danielle Daniels…Brother, Bryan, played football at McNeese State… Majored in finance.

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