Forney (middle, #65) with the Jaguars
|No. 65, 67|
|Date of birth:||September 8, 1978|
|Place of birth:||Nacogdoches, Texas|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||302 lb (137 kg)|
|NFL Draft:||2001 / Round: 7 / Pick: 219|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
Kynan Lerrol Forney (born September 8, 1978) is a former American football player. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the seventh round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played college football at Hawaii. Forney has also played for the San Diego Chargers.
Forney transferred to the University of Hawaii from Trinity Valley (TX) Community College in 1998. As a senior, Forney earned All-Western Athletic Conference honors. He started 11 games at right tackle, collecting 94 knockdown blocks, as the unit allowed only 10 sacks on the season. As a junior, Forney appeared in every game and made five starts.
Forney was drafted in the latter part of the seventh round of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. Forney immediately made his way into the lineup, starting 8 of 12 games while missing four games due to a nagging toe injury suffered in the season opener. Forney started 68 of 80 career games with the Falcons and was a key part of an offensive line responsible for the NFL's top rushing attack in 2004 and 2005. In 2005, Forney was named as a Pro Bowl first-alternate.
On August 29, 2008 the Falcons released Forney during final cuts.
San Diego Chargers
Two days after his release from the Falcons, Forney agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the San Diego Chargers on September 1, 2008. He remained with the team the entire season but did not appear in a game.
Scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent in the 2009 offseason, Forney was re-signed to a two-year, $4.8 million contract on February 25. However, he was released during final cuts on September 5.
Forney was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars on September 8, 2009, with the team releasing offensive lineman Dennis Norman to make room on the roster. Forney was subsequently released by the Jaguars. He officially retired in 2010.