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Former Eag Forgette to Join CFL with Ottawa

Former EWU All-American offensive lineman Steven Forgette will join the CFL with the Ottawa Redblacks as a free agent. (Photo: EWU Athletics) Former EWU All-American offensive lineman Steven Forgette will join the CFL with the Ottawa Redblacks as a free agent. (Photo: EWU Athletics)

Former Eastern All-America offensive guard Steven Forgette confirmed Thursday, June 5, that he is headed for the Canadian Football League for a free agent opportunity with expansion franchise Ottawa.

Forgette (pronounced “for-ghet”) left for Ottawa Thursday and said he will sign a contract with the Redblacks. Training camp is taking place at Keith Harris Stadium on the campus of Carleton University, and they play their first preseason game on June 20 at Montreal.

The 6-foot-4, 300-pound Forgette earned second team All-Big Sky Conference honors as both a junior and senior, and was an honorable mention All-America selection in 2012. He earned honorable mention All-Big Sky accolades as a freshman when he helped lead EWU to the NCAA Division I championship in 2010.

The Eagles have now had 74 football players sign free agent contracts or get drafted by National Football League (NFL) or Canadian Football League (CFL) teams since 1984 when Eastern became a member of the NCAA Championship Subdivision (FCS). Ten have been drafted by the NFL and five drafted by the CFL to go along with four NFL draftees between 1965-74.

Despite missing most of the 2011 season because of an injury, his 46 career starts were the most among all Eastern players in the 2013 season. The only game he didn’t start in his 47-game career was to allow a senior to start on Senior Day in 2010.

As a senior, Forgette was also named to the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team for the third time. He helped Eastern set Big Sky and school records with 592 points, 83 touchdowns and 8,002 yards of offense in the 2013 season. As a team, EWU led FCS in passing efficiency (school record 182.6), and was fourth in total offense (533.5 per game), fourth in passing (349.8), 41st in rushing (183.7) and seventh in scoring (39.5).

Eastern’s offensive line was selected as the FCS Offensive Line of the Week by Beyond Sports Network twice during the season. The first time came when EWU had 625 yards of offense in a 49-46 upset of 25th-ranked Oregon State (8/31/13) to open the season. The second time came in a 55-34 win at Idaho State (11/2/13) when the Eagles finished with a school record 743 yards of offense.

He graduated from Heritage HS in 2009 along with fellow Eagle Ashton Clark.

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