Originally drafted by Jacksonville in the third round (65th overall) in the 2022 draft
Played in 55 career games with 36 consecutive starts
Elected as a team captain in his sixth season and finished as a Campbell trophy finalist
In 2020, started in all 10 games he appeared in
During his junior season in 2019, started 13 games at right guard
In 2018 appeared in 11 of 13 games... Blocked for All-SEC and All-American running back, Benny Snell Jr., UK's all-time leading rusher and the first player in school history to rush for 1,000 yards in three straight seasons
As a redshirt freshman in 2017, saw action in eight games
Graduated from Kentucky in December of 2019 with a degree in mechanical engineering ... Completed his master's degree requirements in aerospace engineering and will officially graduate in May of 2022
Uncle, Don Svec, played football at Youngstown St.
Along with other UK engineering students and a team of Toyota Manufacturing engineers, Fortner worked for months to help design, test and manufacture a specially-built push cart vehicle through a project called "Lift Them Up"... The push cart vehicle provided a Kentucky Children's Hospital patient the chance to both accompany the Wildcats on the Cat Walk and attend a game at Kroger Field
His favorite athlete growing up was Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Joe Thomas
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