THN will be profiling over a dozen players in the weeks leading up to the Washington Redskins 2005 Training Camp. As with any modern-day NFL offseason, many new faces have come to town. Up next in the previews is offseason UFA pick-up, running back Brock Forsey.
Number: 39 Position: RB Height: 5'11" Weight: 208 School: Boise State Major: Social Science Hometown: Meridian, ID Birthday: 02/11/1980
How Acquired: Forsey is a two-year vet signed in May 2005, after playing the 2004 season with the Dolphins and the 2003 season with the Bears.
Professional Career: The Chicago Bears drafted Forsey in the 6th round of the 2003 NFL Draft. That season, Brock played in nine games (two starts) and finished the season with 50 carries for 191 yards, including a career best 134 yards on 27 carries and two receptions for 27 yards vs. Arizona on November 30th.
After being traded to the Miami Dolphins the following season as part of a package deal for Adewale Ogunleye, Forsey had 19 carriers for 53 yards as a reserve on Miamiís anemic offense and added one special team tackle.
Collegiate Career: As a senior, Brock led the nation in scoring and was named WAC Offensive Player of the Year. A former walk-on, Brock concluded his Boise State career as the second leading rusher in school history (4,045 yards on a school record 813 carries). He was also the third player in school history to score 400 points, while racking up 6,670 all-purpose yards and 50 rushing touchdowns
Brock started 35 of 49 games and on top of his rushing accomplishments caught 101 passes for 1,175 yards (18 TDs) and returned 63 kickoffs for 1,450 yards. He was a three-time all-Western Athletic Conference performer and ran for 100-plus yards in 19 games.
High School Career: As a senior at Centennial High School in Meridian, Idaho, Brock rushed for 1,600 yards and 18 touchdowns, leading his team to a state championship. He earned first-team all-state honors as a junior and a senior. He also lettered in baseball.
Outlook: Forsey joins a strong running back corp that includes Clinton Portis, Ladell Betts and Rock Cartwright, as well as Dahrran Diedrick, who played in NFL ĖEurope last season and undrafted rookie Jonathan Combs. He knows heís competing for a backup role and must make a good impression on Coaches Joe Gibbs and Earnest Byner as well as Danny Smith, the Redskins Special Teams Coach.
He should compete with Cartwright and others for playing time on kick and punt return coverage units. Gibbs made a point to mention that Forsey was a quality special teams addition at his signing. Brock is optimistic and is refreshingly appreciative of his opportunity with the Redskins. Itíll be fun to watch his efforts in making the club in camp and during the pre-season.