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Matt Forte (2023)

Behind the Glory



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Natchitoches, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2023-11-02

Duration: 00:13:00

Subjects: Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame | Football players | Sports


  • Rollins, Lyn Host
  • Forte, Matt Interviewee
  • Grubb, Wayne Interviewee
  • Favre, Larry Interviewee
  • Scelfo, Frank Interviewee
  • Clark, Desmond Interviewee


This episode of the series “Behind the Glory” from November 2, 2023, features Lyn Rollins’ interview with Matt Forte, a 2023 inductee into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. Forte grew up in Slidell, played college football at Tulane University from 2004-2007, and played in the NFL for the Chicago Bears from 2008-2015 and for the New York Jets from 2016-2017. He discusses: his versatility as a running back; his decision to attend Tulane; his career in the NFL; his decision to retire at age 32; and legendary Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton. This episode also includes a profile of Forte’s career, including interviews with: Wayne Grubb, his high school coach at Slidell High School; Larry Favre, the former head coach at Fontainebleau High School; Frank Scelfo, the offensive coordinator at Tulane from 1999-2006; and Desmond Clark, Chicago Bears tight end from 2003-2010.