Matt Forte is entering his 10th NFL season in 2017. He was selected in the 2nd round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Bears. He spent 8 years in Chicago before signing a deal with the New York Jets.
Forte is a two-time Pro Bowler who has rushed for almost 9,500 yards in his 10-year career.
In 2014, Matt became the second player in NFL history to record 1,000 rushing yards and 100 receptions in the same season. (LaDanian Tomlinson in 2003 was the first to ever do it)
Married to his wife Danielle and Father to Nala and Matthew, Forte is a believer in Jesus who believes in giving back to the community.
In 2013, he and Danielle established The Matt Forte “What’s Your Forte?” Foundation after learning that 14.7 % of Chicago’s high school dropouts were incarcerated, and nearly 42,000 teens did not receive high school diplomas.
You can learn more about Matt's foundation at http://WhatsyourForte.org
In this episode of the podcast, Matt shares about the NFL transition from Chicago to New York, where his faith in Jesus began, why using his platform to point people back to Jesus is important to him, and what it means to be a husband and a Dad.
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