Forte, Marshall Make Pro Bowl

LAKE FOREST, IL – The Chicago Bears RB Matt Fortè and WR Brandon Marshall have been selected to the 2014 Pro Bowl.

Forté was selected to his second Pro Bowl, also earning a nod to the 2012 Pro Bowl, and is the fourth Bears running back to be named to the Pro Bowl multiple times joining Hall of Famers Walter Payton (nine) and Gale Sayers (five) and Rick Casares (five) and Neal Anderson (four).  Forté is currently third in the NFL with a career-high 1,776 yards from scrimmage and fourth with 1,229 rushing yards. He is also third in the NFL with 87 first downs, fourth in the league among running backs with 547 receiving yards and tied for eighth amongst his position in scoring (56 points). He is one of four players in the NFL to have at least 1,000 rushing yards and 500 receiving yards this season and is the first player in franchise history to have two such seasons, also doing so in 2010. His 1,776 yards from scrimmage are eighth most in franchise history and most among players other than Payton.

Marshall was named to his fifth career Pro Bowl (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Pro Bowls) and his second in two seasons as a member of the Bears. He is the fourth wide receiver in franchise history to be named to multiple Pro Bowls joining Harlon Hill (three), Dick Gordon (two) and Johnny Morris (two). He is the first Chicago wide receiver since Gordon in 1971 and 1972 to make back-to-back Pro Bowls. In 2013, Marshall is tied for fifth in the NFL with 94 receptions, 11th with 1,221 receiving yards and seventh with 11 touchdown receptions (which are fifth among wide receivers). Marshall is the first player in franchise history with back-to-back 1,000-yard receiving seasons and joins Hill (1954 and ’56) as the only player in Bears annals with multiple 1,000-yard seasons.

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