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L.J. Fort
LB #54
Height:
6-0
Weight:
232
Age:
27
College:
Northern Iowa
Hometown:
Granite City, IL
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
3
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
--
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 27 18 9 1.0 0 3 1 10 -- 10 0 0 0
2017 PIT 9 0 3 2 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2016 PIT 14 0 4 3 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2015 PIT 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 SEA 1 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CLE 16 1 20 13 7 1.0 -- 3 1 10 10 10 0 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @CLE W 21-18 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @CHI L 17-23 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 @BAL W 26-9 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 JAX L 9-30 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 @KC W 19-13 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 CIN W 29-14 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 @DET W 20-15 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 @IND W 20-17 1 0 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 TEN W 40-17 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

PRO (38-1/3-0): Added to the Steelers’ active roster from the practice squad on December 28, 2015…signed to the Steelers’ practice squad on September 6, 2015…released by the Steelers on September 5, 2015…claimed by the Steelers off waivers (from New England) on August 19, 2015…released by the Patriots on August 18, 2005…signed by the Patriots on August 4, 2015…released by the Cincinnati Bengals on April 29, 2015…signed to the Bengals’ offseason roster on January 5, 2015…added to the Bengals’ practice squad on November 26, 2014…released from the Seattle Seahawks’ practice squad on November 11, 2014…added to the Seahawks’ practice squad on November 6, 2014…released by the Seahawks on November 4, 2014…added to the Seahawks’ active roster from the Seahawks’ practice squad on October 29, 2014…added to the Seahawks’ practice squad on October 21, 2014…released by the Denver Broncos on August 30, 2014…signed by the Denver Broncos on January 1, 2014…released by the Cleveland Browns on September 1, 2013…originally signed with the Browns as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 9, 2012.

2017 (8-0/0-0):

  • 9/10 vs. Cleveland: Recorded two special teams tackles.

PRO (38-1/3-0): Added to the Steelers’ active roster from the practice squad on December 28, 2015…signed to the Steelers’ practice squad on September 6, 2015…released by the Steelers on September 5, 2015…claimed by the Steelers off waivers (from New England) on August 19, 2015…released by the Patriots on August 18, 2005…signed by the Patriots on August 4, 2015…released by the Cincinnati Bengals on April 29, 2015…signed to the Bengals’ offseason roster on January 5, 2015…added to the Bengals’ practice squad on November 26, 2014…released from the Seattle Seahawks’ practice squad on November 11, 2014…added to the Seahawks’ practice squad on November 6, 2014…released by the Seahawks on November 4, 2014…added to the Seahawks’ active roster from the Seahawks’ practice squad on October 29, 2014…added to the Seahawks’ practice squad on October 21, 2014…released by the Denver Broncos on August 30, 2014…signed by the Denver Broncos on January 1, 2014…released by the Cleveland Browns on September 1, 2013…originally signed with the Browns as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 9, 2012.

2017 (8-0/0-0):

  • 9/10 vs. Cleveland: Recorded two special teams tackles.

2016 (14-0/2-0): Signed on November 15, 2016…released on November 12, 2016…recorded two special teams tackles (one, 9/18 vs. Cincinnati and 10/9 vs. N.Y Jets)…inactive 11/6 at Baltimore.

2015 (0-0/1-0) (PIT): Did not appear in a regular-season game…made his postseason debut in the AFC Divisional Game at Denver…inactive 1/3 at Cleveland during the regular season, and he was inactive in the postseason 1/9 at Cincinnati…signed to the team’s active roster from the practice squad on December 28, 2015.

2014 (1-0) (SEA/CIN): Saw action in one regular-season game for the Seahawks (11/2 vs. Oakland)…also spent time on the Seahawks’ practice squad and Bengals’ practice squad.

2013 (0-0/0-0): Was not on an NFL roster.

2012 (16-1) (CLE): Saw action in all 16 games with one start…totaled eight tackles, one sack and one interception…added five special teams tackles (one, 9/9 vs. Philadelphia, 10/7 at N.Y. Giants, 10/28 vs. San Diego, 11/4 vs. Baltimore, 11/25 vs. Pittsburgh, 12/9 vs. Kansas City and 12/30 at Pittsburgh).

  • 9/9 vs. Philadelphia: Started in his first career NFL contest…recorded his first career sack for minus-one yard…added his first career interception and returned it 10 yards…recorded a career-best two pass breakups.
  • 10/7 at N.Y. Giants: Totaled a career-high nine tackles.

COLLEGE: Saw action in 50 games with 34 starts for Northern Iowa (2008-11)…ranked fifth in school history when he left with 356 tackles…named FCS and the Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year and was named first-team All-Missouri Valley Conference in 2011, as he led all FCS schools with 184 tackles…in 2010, was named second-team All-Missouri Valley Conference…graduated with a degree in exercise science.

PERSONAL: Attended Waynesville High School (Waynesville, Mo.)…named the Missouri Class 5A Player of the Year in 2007…was an all-state selection at tailback…named first-team all-conference as a linebacker and running back…named All-Ozark MVP on offense and defense…helped school win first state championship with a victory in the Class 5A State Championship Game…his senior season he totaled 2,152 rushing yards with 23 rushing touchdowns…he added 85 tackles, 8.0 sacks and five interceptions on defense, including three returned for touchdowns…son of Larry Fort Sr. and Amy Holloway.