Boston College Football 2014: EJ Fortenberry, DB


There are some new faces for the new Boston College Eagles football season in 2014. Meet EJ Fortenberry, freshman walk-on defensive back from California.

Fortenberry is so new to the program that he’s got one of those completely blank bio pages on the Boston College Eagles website, but they pay us the big blogger bucks to send out our crack research team and fill in the gaps.

One thing we worked out very quickly: EJ Fortenberry is a bright young man with that “Men and Women for Others” spirit.

Here’s what they said about him at the National Youth Advisory Council:

"EJ Fortenberry is a sophomore at Crossroads High School in Santa Monica, CA. He participates in speech and debate and on the cross country and track teams. He is a member of the club Planet Hope and enjoys studying law and sports medicine."

We also figured out that Fortenberry is a multi-talented athlete. In high school, he ran cross country and took part in track and field, in addition to his other athletic interests. Of those is obviously football.

EJ Fortenberry #46: Fast Facts

  • Position: Defensive back
  • Hometown: Santa Monica, California
  • High School: Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences
  • Measurements: 5-foot-9, 157 lb.
  • Class year at 2014 opener: Freshman
  • BC games played: 0

EJ Fortenberry #46: 2013 Season (HS)

  • Unknown
  • Appeared on Spring 2014 roster

Chances are that Fortenberry is not going to play and most likely did not walk on to the team with expectations as such. Just to be invited to put on the uniform and be a part of the team is a great thing, and even if it’s on the scout team or just in practices, he can contribute in his own way.

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