Tulane Athletics Launches MattForte25.com Website



Oct. 25, 2007

NEW ORLEANS, La. - The Tulane University Athletics Department launched a new website to promote Green Wave national football award candidate Matt Forté - www.MattForte25.com - on Thursday.

The site can be accessed by typing the address into the web browser. In addition, a button on the main page of the official website of Tulane Athletics - www.TulaneGreenWave.com - directs fans and media to the site as well.

The website features video highlights as well as updated statistics, notes, news clips and quotes on what coaches and writers around the country are saying about Forté. The site also includes Forté's game-by-game statistics as well as where he currently ranks in Green Wave single-game, single-season and career history.

Already an All-America candidate and a member of the Doak Walker Award Watchlist, which is awarded to the nation's top running back every year, Forté was recently added to the Maxwell Award Watchlist for the College Player of the Year Award and was ranked sixth in a CSTV.com Heisman Trophy poll.

Forté enters this weekend's Homecoming contest vs. Memphis leading all NCAA Division I-Bowl Subdivision student-athletes in rushing yards (1,261) and rushing yards per game (180.1). On his current pace, Forté would finish the 2007 season with 2,161 yards, which would rank fourth-highest in NCAA single-season history behind Iowa State's Troy Davis (2,185), USC's Marcus Allen (2,342) and Oklahoma State's Barry Sanders (2,628).

He also ranks second in the NCAA in all-purpose yards per game (207.71) and sixth in the nation in points per game (11.14). Forté's 13 touchdowns on the year are tied for the third most in the country, and his school-record five touchdowns against Southeastern Louisiana on Sept. 22, is tied for the highest scoring output nationally in 2007.



MattForte25.com will be updated daily with quotes and news releases, and Forté's statistics and video highlights will be updated following each of the Green Wave's remaining five regular-season games.