Frantrell Forrest - 7
Frantrell Forrest

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mobile, Ala.

High School:
Shaw HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 195

Position:
Wide Receiver

Birthdate:
08/18/1987

Experience:
3L


Was redshirted in 2006 but burst on the scene with an outstanding campaign in 2007 and has followed that up with two more stellar seasons in 2008 and '09 ... has established himself among top receivers in UAB history ... has 125 receptions for 1,657 yards during collegiate career heading into senior season ... ranks No. 3 all-time at UAB in receptions with 125 and No. 4 in receiving yards (1,657) ... ranks third in career touchdown receptions with 16 ... owns three of top 15 single-season receiving performances in terms of yardage ... has 18 career touchdowns (16 receiving, 2 KO returns) to rank No. 7 on the Blazers' career list ... came in as a defensive back though he had played on both sides of the ball as a prep standout, but he was moved to receiver during `06 campaign and has remained at the position ... listed at No. 1 at "H" receiver position heading into fall practice ... named third-team preseason all-conference by Phil Steele's 2010 College Football Preview.

2009: Led team in receiving -- catches and yardage -- for third consecutive season ... finished with 34 receptions for 558 yards with nine touchdown catches ... his team-leading TD total for season was fourth-best in UAB history ... had outstanding average per reception mark (16.4 yards) ... played in 11-of-12 games, missing Southern Miss contest due to injury ... made 10 starts ... recorded pair of touchdown receptions in three different games (Rice, Florida Atlantic and Memphis) ... against Memphis, he registered season-high seven catches for 129 yards and two TDs ... had long reception of 30 yards on two occasions (vs. Troy and vs. UCF) ... tallied 180 all-purpose in team's win over FAU (55 rushing, 69 receiving and 56 on kickoff returns) ... in season finale vs. UCF, he had six receptions for 82 yards with one TD catch ... had 102 yards in kickoff returns at Texas A&M ... finished season with 71 yards on the ground only seven carries ... had a long rush of 46 against Florida Atlantic.

2008: Was team's leading receiver in terms of catches (42) and yards (536) for second year ... also had pair of touchdown receptions (vs. Tulsa and Florida Atlantic) ... recorded career-high 11 receptions vs. Florida Atlantic for 149 yards ... his 11 catches were the third-highest single-game total in UAB history ... also caught eight passes against both Tennessee and Houston for 83 and 84 yards, respectively ... returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown in season opener, giving him a kick return for a TD for second straight season ... ranked No. 9 in the conference in kick return average at 21.3 yards ... rushed eight times for 43 yards (5.4 average).

2007: Started six games during season and was team leader in receptions (49) and receiving yardage (563) ... also had a team-best five touchdown catches ... registered 20 receptions for 183 yards over the last three games (vs. UCF, Memphis and Marshall) ... also had seven catches for a season-high 122 yards at Tulsa ... caught two touchdown passes against Tulsa ... his season reception total of 49 is fifth-best in UAB history ... had season-long and team-best 68-yard reception vs. Houston ... led team in kickoff returns as well with average of 22.0 average ... had kickoff return for touchdown vs. Tulane ... led team in all-purpose yardage with 1,158 ... rushed five times for 22 yards (4.4 average).

2006: Did not see any action in first season at UAB and was redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Enjoyed outstanding prep career at Shaw High School and played two ways on football team ... as a receiver, he caught 30 passes for 560 yards and six touchdowns ... also saw some action at quarterback where he rushed 10 times for 180 yards ... as defensive back, he was in on 45 tackles and had 15 assists ... registered four interceptions and seven passes broken up ... played on varsity football team four years at Shaw ... coached by Alvin Dempsey ... as a junior, he had 33 receptions for 785 yards ....saw his first playing time at cornerback during his junior season ... earned all-region honors by Mobile Register ... also earned a player-of-the-week award by the "First-and-10 Club" of Mobile ... also was a standout performer on Shaw's basketball team.

PERSONAL: Born Aug. 18, 1987 at Mobile, Ala. ... son of Sandra and Francis Forrest ... major is psychology.

 
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