Matt Forte breaks single-season catches mark for running backs

Matt Forte is in the record books. (NFL on FOX)
Matt Forte is in the record books. (NFL on FOX)

Bears running back Matt Forte's eighth reception of the day gave him 102 on the season, breaking Larry Centers' single-season record for receptions by a running back, set when Centers was with the Arizona Cardinals in 1995. LaDanian Tomlinson is the only other running back to catch 100 passes in a season.

Forte caught at least five passes in 14 of Chicago's 16 games, also a running back record. His five games with at least eight catches rank second all-time for a running back, behind Centers' six in 1996.

Forte also carried the ball 266 times for 1,038 yards and six touchdowns on the year.

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