Monday, November 30, 2009

SF Chronicle: Forsett no longer the understudy


Though he put up some great numbers for Cal, Justin Forsett spent much of his college career watching Marshawn Lynch get the ball. Now, getting a chance with the Seahawks while starter Julius Jones recovers from a bruised lung, Forsett is making a name for himself. In Seattle's 27-17 victory at St. Louis on Sunday, Forsett set career highs with 130 yards and two touchdowns. He averaged 5.9 yards on 22 carries, scored for the third straight week and topped his previous best of 123 yards, set two weeks ago at Arizona. For the season, Forsett (a seventh-round pick in 2008), has 385 yards and a 5.7-yard average. Jones (second round, 2004) has 392 yards and a 3.7-yard average. Lynch? The 2007 first-rounder had just three carries Sunday and has run for 278 yards in his suspension-shortened season for the Bills.

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