Players Let Us Know What They are Thankful For
Owls break several defensive records in win
FAU to Host New Mexico State 3 p.m. Saturday
Owls keep bowl hopes alive
Season Opener Aug. 30 at UM
2013: Saw action in six games...had a career high 19 carries in the win against FIU...totaled 53 carries for 292 yards...had four kick returns for 96 yards...tallied double digit carries in four of his six appearances...ranked fourth on the team in rushing with 48.7 average yards per game...scored four touchdowns, two in the game at Southern Miss ...ranked fifth on the team in scoring, total offense, and all-purpose yards with 388...blocked a punt to score a touchdown in the win against NMSU...had an unassisted tackle at Southern Miss.
2012:Saw action in 11 games and recorded a carry in 10 games...double threat with a carry and a reception in eight of the 11 games played...tallied double digit carries in the first five games with a career high 17 versus North Texas and a season high 68 yards versus NT...recorded his longest run of the season versus Georgia, 43 yards, and his first collegiate rushing touchdown...add a touchdown at Western Kentucky and versus North Texas...scored his first collegiate touchdown, a reception, versus Wagner and a career high five receptions for 45 yards versus FIU...longest reception of the season was 16 yards at WKU...ended his sophomore campaign with 464 all-purpose yards and 24 points scored.
2011: Saw action in seven games...recorded seven carries for a total of 13 yards and two catches for 11 yards at Florida...posted two carries versus Middle Tennessee for four and two at FIU for 10 yards and he matched his season-long eight yards set at Florida versus FIU...added a catch at Troy for 19 yards.
2010: Saw action in nine games in 2010 both in the backfield and on special teams...had two carries for a total of eight yards, his career long carry of seven yards, at Texas...tallied four kick returns...the first was versus UAB, his second, a career long of 25 yards was versus ULM...added a 15 yard return at Arkansas State and a six yard return versus Troy...earned six tackles, including four solo...first career tackle was a solo at ULM...his game high of two, a solo and an assist, was versus FIU and his final tackle, an assist was versus Troy.
2009: Redshirted the season.
High School: Played for Josh Shapiro at Everglades High School where he rushed for 920 yards and recorded 25 receptions for 120 yards...earned first team all-county and second team all-state...two-sport athlete (football and track...runs the 100 in 10.8 and also competes in the 200 and long jump).
Personal: Biological science major...son of Sharmon Fortner and Grandson of Claretha Timmons...born in Miami, FL.