FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — While Justin Forsett was enjoying a strong senior season at the University of California back in 2007, a freshman by the name of Shane Vereen was closely watching.
Redshirting in his first year at the school, Vereen never took the field that season. Meanwhile, Forsett starred, leading the Pac-10 with 15 rushing touchdowns on his way to earning All-Pac-10 first-team honors.
Now, seven years later, Vereen, the New England Patriots’ leading option at running back, is set to take the field opposite Forsett, the Baltimore Ravens’ top rusher, in the AFC divisional playoffs on Saturday. more