Khairi Fortt

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Khairi Fortt
No. 58     Jacksonville Jaguars
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-03-24) March 24, 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth: Stamford, CT
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school: Stamford (CT)
College: California
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 4 / Pick: 126
Debuted in 2014 for the Jacksonville Jaguars
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com

Khairi Fortt is an American football linebacker for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League. He played college football at Penn State and California.

College career[edit]

After being selected to play in the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl,[1] Fortt began his college career at Penn State, then transferred to Cal after the 2011 scandal that resulted in extensive sanctions against the Penn State program.[2] He was a semifinalist for the 2013 Butkus Award.[3]

Professional career[edit]

New Orleans Saints[edit]

The Saints drafted Fortt in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL draft. In training camp they made the decision to move him to outside linebacker and emphasize his pass rushing ability.[2] Fortt made the team's final preseason roster, but on September 3, 2014 he was placed on the short term injured reserve list, with the possibility of returning to the active roster later in the season.[4] However, Fortt was waived on October 6, 2014.[5]

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Fortt was claimed off waivers by the Cincinnati Bengals on October 7, 2014.[6] They cut him on October 14, then signed him to the practice squad on October 16.[7]

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

The Jacksonville Jaguars signed Fortt to their 53-man roster off of the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad on November 3, 2014.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Orleans Saints bio (accessed 2014-09-03).
  2. ^ a b Evan Woodberry, "Saints linebacker Khairi Fortt learning new role after position shift", Times-Picayune, August 11, 2014.
  3. ^ "Khairi Fortt named Butkus Award semifinalist", Stamford Advocate, October 29, 2013.
  4. ^ "New Orleans Saints re-sign WR Robert Meachem", WWL-TV, September 3, 2014.
  5. ^ Triplett, Mike. "Saints Waive Khairi Fortt". ESPN. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  6. ^ Alper, Josh. "Bengals claim Khairi Fortt off of waivers". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  7. ^ Harvey, Coley (October 16, 2014). "Bengals sign Khairi Fortt to practice squad". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2014-10-16. 
  8. ^ "Jaguars sign LB Fortt". Jaguars.com. Retrieved 3 November 2014. 

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