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  Justin Forsett
Justin Forsett

Player Profile
Hometown:
Arlington, TX

High School:
Grace Prep

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 196

Position:
Tailback

Birthdate:
10/14/1985

Experience:
4V

Major::
Interdisciplinary Studies

12/31/2007

Cal Rallies to Claim Armed Forces Bowl Title

Cal 42, Air Force 36

09/16/2006

Cal vs. Portland State

Cal vs. Portland State

Closed his Cal career ranked third in career rushing yards (3,220) and tied for second in career 100-yard games (150), despite starting just 17 career games ... his 26 career rushing touchdowns are the fourth-best single-season total at Cal ... has been invited to the 2008 Senior Bowl.

2007: Led the Pac-10 in touchdowns (15, tied for first in a season at Cal) and ranked second in rushing (118.9 yards per game) ... an All-Pac-10 First Team honoree ... earned multiple team honors including the Bear Backer Award as the team's offensive MVP and the Stub Allison Award (Most Inspirational) ... set the Cal school record with 305 rushing attempts in 2007 ... ranked second in single-season rushing ... recorded his ninth 100-yard game of the season with an Armed Forces Bowl-record 140 yards and two touchdowns against Air Force ... tallied 141 rushing yards, including a career-long 58-yard burst, against Washington ... logged a 164-yard performance against USC ... registered 132 yards on a career-best 32 carries against Washington State, capping the evening with a game-clinching 44-yard touchdown run with 2:42 remaining ... against an Oregon State defense which entered the game leading the nation in rushing defense, tallied 150 yards on 28 carries, while running for a TD for the seventh game in a row ... ran for 101 yards on 23 carries against Oregon while scoring a pair of second-half touchdowns ... added 117 yards and two TDs on 23 carries in the Arizona win ... recorded 152 rushing yards on 23 carries (6.6 yards per carry) with a career-best three touchdowns in the victory over Louisiana Tech ... in his first game as the Bears' primary tailback, rushed for 156 yards on 26 carries to go with a touchdown against Tennessee ... Doak Walker Award candidate ... a Pac-10 All-Academic Second Team selection.

2006: Rushed for over 600 yards for the second year in a row ... ran for 124 yards on eight carries (15.5 yards per carry) and a touchdown in the Bears' Holiday Bowl win over Texas A&M ... with Marshawn Lynch injured for the bulk of the Oregon game, rushed for 163 yards, including 146 in the second half and 115 in the fourth quarter, as the Bears ground out the clock in the key victory ... had a season-best 48-yard run in the Duck game ... rushed for 75 yards on 11 carries in the win over Stanford and 78 yards on 12 carries in the Minnesota triumph ... logged 11 carries for 60 yards against UCLA ... ran for touchdowns against Portland State, Oregon and Washington ... also has 11 catches for 111 yards ... had a nine-yard touchdown reception against Arizona State for his first career receiving score ... added a career-long 25-yard reception against Portland State.

2005: Ended the season with 999 rushing yards and an eye-catching 7.6 yards per rush ... ranked seventh in the Pac-10 with 83.2 rushing yards per game ... his 7.6 average yards per carry was second in the nation to Heisman winner Reggie Bush (among America's top 50 rushers) ... ranked No. 50 in NCAA rushing ... finished second on the squad with six rushing touchdowns ... broke the 100-yard rushing mark four times, including a 235-yard effort at New Mexico State, the fourth-best rushing day in Cal history ... ran for 187 yards in the win over Illinois and 153 (including a season-best 57-yard run) in the UCLA game ... added 111 yards on just 12 carries against Washington State ... had a 45-yard run vs. Illinois and a 39-yard jaunt at New Mexico State ... also caught seven passes covering 68 yards during the year and returned four kicks for 70 yards.

2004: Carried the ball seven times for 34 yards and a touchdown in the season opener at Air Force ... recovered a blocked punt in the end zone at Washington for his second touchdown of the season ... tallied a pair of tackles vs. UCLA and one vs. Oregon on special team coverage units.

High School: Scored 63 touchdowns and rushed for nearly 5,000 yards during his last two seasons of high school, propelling Grace Prep to back-to-back Texas state championships in the private school division ... member of the Dallas Morning News' Area Top 100 Team ... darted for 2,560 yards and 38 TDs as a senior ... also reeled off 2,365 rushing yards and 25 touchdowns as a junior ... named first team all-state and Most Valuable Player for Class 4A ... earned MVP honors in the Texas All-Star Game ... also participated in basketball and track ... moved to Texas from Mulberry, Fla., (Polk County) after his sophomore year.

Personal: Parents are Rodney and Albertina Forsett ... father is a clergyman and coach ... lists video games and photography among his hobbies ... nicknamed "The Truth" in high school, but Cal teammates quickly labeled him "Tex" upon his arrival in Berkeley ... born Oct. 14, 1985 ... interdisciplinary studies major focusing on globalization and consumer behavior.

Forsett's Career Rushing Stats

Year G-GS No. Yds. Yds/C TD Long
2004 11-0 11 49 4.5 1 13
2005 12-3 132 999 7.6 6 57
2006 13-1 119 626 5.3 4 48
2007 13-13 305 1546 5.1 15 58
Totals 49-17 567 3220 5.7 26 58

Forsett's Career Reeceiving Stats

Year G-GS No. Yds. Yds/C TD Long
2004 11-0 0 0 0.0 0 0
2005 12-3 7 68 9.7 0 22
2006 13-1 12 116 9.5 1 25
2007 13-13 22 202 9.2 0 49
Totals 49-17 41 386 9.4 1 49

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