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|Date of birth:||September 7, 1945|
|Place of birth:||Marfa, Texas|
|Date of death:||July 16, 2011 65)(aged|
|Place of death:||Carmichael, California|
|Height:||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Weight:||261 lb (118 kg)|
|High school:||Tampa (FL) Chamberlain|
|NFL Draft:||1968 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at PFR|
Forrest Murrell Blue, Jr. (September 7, 1945 – July 16, 2011) was an offensive lineman who spent eleven seasons in the National Football League (NFL) with the San Francisco 49ers (1968–1974) and Baltimore Colts (1975–1978).
Blue was born in Marfa, Texas on September 7, 1945. He spent his teenage years in Tampa, Florida where his family moved after his father, a United States Army captain, retired there. A 1963 graduate of George D. Chamberlain High School, he made the National Honor Society and starred on the varsity teams in football, baseball, track and basketball. He was a member of the Florida High School Activities Association (FHSAA) Class AA football champions in 1961. He eventually was inducted into the Tampa Sports Hall of Fame in 1993 and named the sixth-best football player ever from Hillsborough County by the St. Petersburg Times in 1999.
Blue was a three-year letterman as a center for Ralph "Shug" Jordan at Auburn University from 1965 through 1967. He played for the College All-Stars in its 34–17 defeat to the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field on August 2, 1968.
In May 2013, he was posthumously inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame.
- Pugliese, Nick. "Tampa Bay's All-Century Team: No. 21 Forrest Blue," The Tampa Tribune.
- Meacham, Andrew. "Chamberlain star Forrest Blue went on to shine in the NFL," St. Petersburg Times, Sunday, July 24, 2011.
- 2011 Auburn Football Fact Book – Auburn University Athletics.
- 1968 College All-Stars roster – mmbolding.com.
- The 1968 College All-Star Game – mmbolding.com.
- "1971 NFL All-Pros" pro-football-reference.com 20 July 2011
- "1972 NFL All-Pros" pro-football-reference.com 20 July 2011
- "1973 NFL All-Pros" pro-football-reference.com 20 July 2011
- "1974 NFL All-Pros" pro-football-reference.com 20 July 2011
- "Forrest Blue Dies After Years of Dementia" San Francisco Chronicle 20 July 2011
- Gallery of Forrest Blue football cards
- Forrest Blue at Pro Football Reference
- Forrest Blue at Database Football