Justin Forsett life and biography

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Justin Forsett biography

Date of birth : 1985-10-14
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Lakeland, Florida
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-30
Credited as : Football player NFL, Running back for the Seattle Seahawks, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Justin Forsett is an American football running back and punt returner for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Seahawks in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at California.

Selected with the 26th pick in the seventh round (233rd overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.

NFL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

* Earned position on the Seahawks 53-man roster to open the season, but was waived following Week 1 on September 9 and signed with Indianapolis. Saw limited action as a returner on special teams. Returned to Seattleā€™s practice squad on October 8 eventually signing to the active roster on October 14.
* First running back selected by the Seahawks since 2002 (Maurice Morris). Marked the second consecutive year team drafted a player from California (Brandon Mebane, 2007) and third in club history (Bobby Shaw, 1998).
* Served rookie season as the Seahawks primary punt returner and was second among all NFL rookies with a 9.7-yard return average.

COLLEGE:

In 49 games at California, Forsett started 18 games, including 13 as a senior. He ranks third in school history with 3,220 yards rushing and fourth with 26 touchdowns on the ground, as he carried 567 times (5.7-yard average). He caught 41 passes for 386 yards (9.4 avg) and a score, adding 162 yards on 10 kickoff returns (16.2 avg.) while recovering a blocked punt for a touchdown. He also recorded seven tackles (six solo) on special teams.

PERSONAL:

Attended Grace Prep (Arlington, Tex.) Academy as a junior and senior. Spent freshman and sophomore years at Polk (Mulberry, Fla.) High before family moved to Texas. Led the Academy to back-to-back state championships in the Texas private school divi- sion, earning Class 4A first-team All-State and Most Valuable Player honors. Member of the Dallas Morning News' All-Area Top 100 team and participated in the Texas All-Star Game, earning MVP accolades in that contest. The explosive running back scored 63 touchdowns and rushed for nearly 5,000 yards during final two seasons. Also lettered in basketball and track at Grace Prep. Married to Angela.

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