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RB – No. 28 – JUSTIN FORSETT (5-8, 194) 5th season
UFA signee on June 4, 2012 (Seattle)…has appeared in 62 career games with seven starts rushing for 1,287 yards on 278 carries and seven touchdowns…led Seattle in 2009 with a 5.4 yards/carry average and four rushing touchdowns while finishing second with 114 carries and 619 yards…Seahawks primary punt returner and was second among all NFL rookies with a 9.7-yard return average in 2008

RB – No. 23 – ARIAN FOSTER (6-1, 229) 4th season
2010 NFL rushing champion, All-Pro and Pro Bowler with 1,616 yards rushing… third in the NFL with 1,841 yards from scrimmage in 2011…AFC Offensive Player of the Week in Weeks 4 and 7…AFC Player of the Month in October…first Texan with 100 yards receiving and 100 yards rushing in a game (at Tennessee)…3 100- yard receiving and 7 100-yard rushing games in 2011…totaled 285 yards rushing in playoff games against Cincinnati and Baltimore last year

RB – No. 44 – BEN TATE (5-11, 215) 3rd season
11th player in NFL history with back-to-back 100-yard games to start his pro career… second leading rusher in 2011, with 942 yards on 175 carries and had 4 100-yard games…spent 2010 season on IR with ankle injury…only the second player in Auburn history to lead the team in rushing three-straight years

RB – No. 43 – JONATHAN GRIMES (5-10, 209) Rookie
Undrafted out of William & Mary…all-time leader in rushing yards (4,541), allpurpose yards (7,955), kickoff return yards (2,289) and rushing attempts (936)… most decorated player in Colonial Athletic Association history with 11 all-conference honors…led nation in all-purpose yards per game as a senior with 228.2 yards per game…first-team All-America selection by the Associated Press and the Collegiate Sporting News his senior season after ranking sixth in the nation with 130.1 rushing yards per game…music major and classically-trained pianist

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