Matt Forte breaks RB reception record
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Matt Forte breaks RB reception record
Sunday December 28th, 2014

Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte broke the NFL single-season record for receptions by a running back on Sunday with his eighth catch of the day, giving him 102 this season.

The previous record was held by the Arizona Cardinals' Larry Centers, who caught 101 passes in 1995. Centers also nearly broke his record in 1996, catching 99 passes. Former San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson also caught 100 passes in 2003.

With his eighth catch in Sunday's game vs. the Minnesota Vikings, Forte moved to 102 receptions this season for 805 yards and four touchdowns. As a rusher, he has 266 carries for 1,038 yards and six touchdowns.

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Forte entered the game with 94 receptions, which ranked sixth in the league.

Forte, 29, is signed through next season after agreeing to a four-year, $32 million deal in 2012. A second-round pick of the Bears in 2008, Forte just completed his seventh NFL season.

The Bears lost to the Vikings 13-9, ending the season at 5-11.

Mike Fiammetta

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