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The Legacy Of Conference USA Running Backs

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Chicago's Matt Forte has been one of the league's most complete backs since arriving from Tulane. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images.
Chicago's Matt Forte has been one of the league's most complete backs since arriving from Tulane. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images.

It is not often that a member of the Tulane Green Wave is considered to be one of the elite players in the NFL, but Matt Forte is the exception. Forte is known across NFL circles as one of the most complete backs, averaging 1,530 total yards per season since entering the NFL in 2008. 

Forte is a confident, powerful runner with very good speed and great hands out of the backfield, the same traits he was praised for coming out of Tulane.