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#24 L.J. Fort
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 232
Year: Senior
Hometown: Waynesville, Mo.
High School: Waynesville
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L.J. Fort Biography
Courtesy: UNI Athletics Communications
Release: 06/01/2011
 

2010: Second team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference selection ... started all 12 games at linebacker for the MVFC champions ... second on the team with 92 total tackles and three interceptions ... third on the team with 11.5 TFLs ... also credited with one forced fumble and one fumble recovery on the season ... reached double-digit tackles on four occasions ... posted a career-best game in the Panthers' season-opening win over North Dakota State (9/11), tallying a season-high 12 tackles, three TFLs, two sacks and an interception ... notched seven tackles and a fumble recovery in a 24-14 win over South Dakota State (10/2) ... recorded six tackles, one sack and an interception at Southern Illinois (10/9) ... made eight stops in a 42-14 win over Illinois State (10/23) ... credited with 11 tackles in a 34-30 road victory at Youngstown State (10/30) ... racked up 10 tackles in a 30-20 win at Indiana State (11/6) ... intercepted a pass to go along with seven tackles in a win over Missouri State (11/13) ... tallied seven tackles, two TFLs and a forced fumble at Western Illinois (11/20) ... notched 10 tackles against Lehigh in the FCS Playoffs (11/27).

2009: Played in all 11 games, starting nine contests ... ranked third on the team in tackles with 70 for the season ... recorded 30 solo and 40 assisted tackles ... tallied 4.5 TFLs and one sack on the season ... also made two interceptions and one fumble recovery and forced a fumble ... opened the season with six tackles against both Iowa (9/5) and South Dakota (9/12) ... snared his first career interception in a 66-7 win over South Dakota (9/12) ... racked up eight tackles and a sack in a 30-0 win over St. Francis (9/19) ... intercepted a pass in a 42-27 win at North Dakota State and returned it 65 yards (10/10) ... registered eight tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery at South Dakota State (10/24) ... ended the year with a season-high 11 tackles, including 2.5 TFLs, at Illinois State (11/21).

2008: Played in 14 games as a true freshman ... saw time on special teams and as a reserve linebacker ... tallied 10 tackles on the year ... recorded at least one tackle in eight games ... registered a season-high three stops and a tackle-for-loss in a 28-0 win at Indiana State (11/15).

High School: Named the Missouri Class 5A Player of the Year in 2007 ... all-state pick at tailback ... first-team all-conference pick as a linebacker and running back ... All-Ozark MVP on offense and defense ... helped Waynesville to first state title in the school's history as they won the Class 5A state championship with a 12-1 overall record ... rushed for 2,152 yards and 23 touchdowns on 228 carries ... tallied 85 total tackles and led his team with eight sacks and five interceptions ... he returned three interceptions for touchdowns ... high school coach: Rick Vernon.

Personal: Born Jan. 3, 1990, in Granite City, Ill. ... son of Larry Fort Sr. and Amy Holloway ... has four siblings ... majoring in exercise science.

Fort's Career Defensive Stats

Year     G-GS   UT        AT       Total      TFL     Sacks    INT        FF        FR       PBU

2008    14-0     3          7          10        0.5       0.0       0          0          0          0

2009    11-9     30        40        70        4.5       1.0       2          1          1          1

2010    12-12   37        55        92        11.5     3.0       3          1          1          2

Totals   37-21   70        102      172      16.5     4.0       5          2          2          3

Fort's Game-By-Game Tackling Stats (Solo-Ast)

2009

@Iowa             1-5

South Dakota   1-5

St. Francis (Pa.)           5-3

@Missouri State           3-1

Indiana State    2-2

@North Dakota St.      4-3

Southern Illinois            2-3

@South Dakota St.      3-5

Youngstown State        1-5

Western Illinois 3-2

@Illinois State  5-6

2010

North Dakota St.          1-11

Stephen F. Austin         2-3

@Iowa State    1-3

South Dakota St.          4-3

@Southern Illinois        4-2

@South Dakota           2-3

Illinois State      4-4

@Youngstown St.        5-6

@Indiana State 6-4

Missouri State  2-5

@Western Illinois         4-3

Lehigh              2-8

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