FORTE, IKE

FOOTBALL

FORTE, IKE – Football – University of Arkansas - Fayetteville – 1974-1976: A native of Texarkana, Arkansas, Forte led both his high school team and Tyler Junior College at the running back spot. At Tyler Junior College, he was named All-Conference in 1972 and 1973 and All-American in 1973, when he rushed for 1,175 yards. Ike transferred to the University of Arkansas his junior year and was named 1st Team All-SWC in 1974. The following fall, he was named to the Playboy All-America Team just ahead of the 1975 season. At the 1976 Cotton Bowl, Ike led the Hogs to an upset win over Georgia, running for 119 yards and 2 TD’s. For his career, he had eight 100-yard games for the Razorbacks. He was drafted in the 2nd round by the Patriots, played 2 seasons with them (1976-77), 3 seasons with the Redskins (1978-80), and 1 season with the Giants (1981). His pro career totals are 7 TD’s, 511 yards rushing, and 387 yards receiving.

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