22 Giresse Forchu
22 Giresse Forchu
Height: 5-10
Weight: 220
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Forney, Texas
High School: N. Forney HS
Position: RB

2014 - Forchu started all 11 games for Southern at running back... Led the Lions with 728 yards on 149 attempts (4.8 yards per carry) and 15 touchdowns... Forchu set his season high in yards with 143 on 26 attempts and a touchdown... Against Central Missouri, Forchu punched in three touchdowns on 15 carries and 89 yards... Finished ninth in the MIAA for rushing yards with 719 and second in touchdowns scored with 15... Named Third Team All-MIAA, MIAA Scholar Athlete ,First Team Capital One Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America, and Second Team All-Region by the Don Hansen Football Committee...

2013 - Earned All-MIAA honorable mention honors at fullback as a sophomore starting all 10 games ranking third on the team with 526 rushing yards and 114 carries, an average of 4.6 yards per carry while scoring five touchdowns....Also caught four receptions for 123 yards and a touchdown...Ran for a season-high 149 yards on 14 carries in Southern's win at home over Lindenwood-Belleville...Caught a season-high three catches for 107 yards and touchdown in the season-opening win over Central Oklahoma.

2012 - Appearing in all 11 games at running back for the Lions as a true freshman, Forchu had 50 carries for 190 yards with a touchdown scoring on a 6-yard run in Southern's home win over Truman where he rushed for a season-high 54 yards on a season-high 9 carries. Rushed for 35 yards on six carries in the Lions' homecoming win over South Dakota School of Mines while also rushing for 27 yards at Central Oklahoma.

Prior To Southern - Forchu played for coach James Brown at North Forney High School in Forney, Texas ... A first-team All-District and All-Area selection, he was a team captain and was named one of the top 200 players in the state of Texas ... He led the Dallas-Fort Worth Area in rushing this past season, running for 1,648 yards on 226 carries ... He averaged 7.3 yards per rush and scored 15 rushing touchdowns ... He was also the district Offensive Most Valuable Player ... He was an All-State selection as a senior and was the Conference and District Offensive MVP.