Forest Vance

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Forest Vance (born April 16, 1981 in Bellingham, WA) is a personal trainer and former American football player. He played for the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. He also played college football for the University of California, Davis.

Early years[edit]

Vance graduated from Colfax High School in 1999 where he lettered in football and track.[1][2]

College career[edit]

Vance started in 48 straight games for Cal- Davis, earning letters each season (2000-2003). He moved to the guard position as a senior after playing tackle his first three seasons and was selected to the Division I – AA Independent All-Star team in 2003. Vance was an all-region honoree as a junior, in addition to receiving Associated Press Little all-America third-team honors.[3][4] While on the Aggie roster, Vance played tight end, offensive tackle, outside linebacker, and defensive end. He graduated from UC Davis with a degree in communications.

Professional career[edit]

NFL career[edit]

Vance earned a spot on the opening day training camp rosters of the Green Bay Packers (2004)[5] and Kansas City Chiefs (2005[6] ). Vance signed with Green Bay as an undrafted free agent on April 30, 2004 as an offensive guard. He was one of the Packers final cuts but was placed on injured reserve after he tore the cartilage in his right knee. Vance was picked up by the Chiefs in August 2004 but was released in 2005 due to injury.[7]

Physical Therapy and Personal Training[edit]

After his football career, Vance earned a Master of Science in Human Movement from A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona, as well as his Personal Trainer certifications through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and American College of Sports Medicine. He also is a Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist and Performance Enhancement Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He has been featured on KCRA as an expert in Kettlebell Training[8] and self-published a book in 2009 entitled “No Gym? No Excuse!”[citation needed]


  1. ^ Ray, Mike (December 26, 2002). "Vance Named All American". Colfax Record. 
  2. ^ "Player Bio: Forest Vance". Retrieved 7 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Davidson, Joe (October 1, 2003). "Co-Captains for UCD are Stepping Up". The Sacramento Bee. 
  4. ^ Davidson, Joe (September 14, 2002). "The Music Man". The Sacramento Bee. 
  5. ^ "Eleven Great West Football Players Sign NFL Free Agent Contracts". Retrieved 13 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Forest Vance, OG, Free Agent". Archived from the original on December 5, 2014. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 
  7. ^ Sherwin, Elizabeth (November 19, 2007). "Their Pain, His Gain". The Davis Enterprise. 
  8. ^ "Workouts A-Z Kettlebells". Retrieved 14 May 2011.