Getting to Know Cameron Fordham

Cameron Fordham has always dreamed of following in his father's footsteps so when the opportunity presented itself he wasted little time in committing to play football for LSU. Here is a chance to get to know a little more about Cam Fordham.

Cameron "Cam" Fordham

Position: Athlete

Current Size and Speed: 6-4, 245, 4.67

High School: Northview

City, State: Duluth, Ga.

Junior Stats: 76 tackles and eight sacks (8 games)

Junior Video:

Offered By: LSU, Florida State, Central Florida, Syracuse, East Carolina, Connecticut Position Ranking: No. 14 Center ***



On missing half of his junior season… “Mono left me really weak, so I missed two games and was limited in a few additional games. It kept me down for about a month after the season. It was a rough year, and a lot of schools did not come around and offer until spring practice because there was not a lot of video of me.”


Earning an offer after LSU’s June camp… “I committed right when I got back to Atlanta, the following day after the camp. Playing at LSU has been a dream of mine as far back as I can remember. My dad played at LSU and he has always told me positive things about the program. He has always emphasized to me beyond just the football experience – the value of the education that he was afforded at the university.”


On his father, Jeff Fordham, and his time with the Tigers from 1980-85… “He loved LSU and he is still in frequent contact with many of his former teammates such as Shawn Burks, Kevin Langford, Tommy Howard and Greg Dubroc. My Dad also has a special relationship with Ruffin Rodrigue who played the same position and wore number 68 (my dad’s number) after he left the Tigers. It is always great to stop in and visit with Ruffin and enjoy dinner at his restaurant, Ruffino’s.”


His budding relationship with Tiger baseball player Mikie Mahtook “My Dad and Mikie Sr. were best of friends during their playing years at LSU. He was a groomsman in my parents wedding. He shared many stories about the great times they had together in college. I have not met Mikie in person, but we have been communicating with each other via Facebook.”


Other connections to the athletic program…Cordian Hagans graduated from the same high school that I attend. We played together before he left for LSU. He keeps me updated on what is new with the football program and how he is progressing. I also know T-Bob Hebert through his brother, Beaux, who is a good friend of mine through AAU basketball in Atlanta.”


Senior season is… “It’s a little rough right now. We’re 0-4 and I’m going both ways (tight end and defensive end). Last game I had 3 tackles, 1 tackle for a loss, a fumble recovery, and 5 pancakes. I got a mild concussion but still played the second half.”


Schools still recruiting him… “I still hear from Tennessee and Georgia then Florida State offered me earlier in the week. This has no effect on my choice in LSU and I am still 100 percent committed and not taking any visits.”


On what position he expects to play in college… “I aspire to play tight end but I'll leave those decisions to the coaches. I'm confident they will make the best decision for the team and me personally.”


On his favorite Tigers of the last few seasons… “I really admired the way Chase Pittman approached the game at the defensive end spot, as well as, Jacob Hester at running back. They both play with a high motor and give 100 percent on the field.”


Free time is spent… “I like to hang out with my friends and attend concerts and hometown sporting events (Braves and Hawks).”


On how the Tigers’ look through three games… “The Tigers are playing well, and you can already see some vast improvements from last year. It seems like the new coaches that have joined the staff have already made an impact early in the season. I look forward to attending the LSU/Georgia game in Athens.”


Favorite movies… “I prefer comedies to lighten things up, but also enjoy true to life movies, such as Remember the Titans.”


If you see Fordham out and about… “I can usually be found in the gym or eating out at my favorite local hangouts with my friends.”


On his relationship with tight ends coach Don Yanowsky, who recruited Fordham to the Tigers… “Yano is just a down to earth, honest man. He will tell you straight up how it is and that is what makes him a great guy. I have gotten to know him really well and I try to send him an email or give him a call every week. I look forward to him teaching me all the techniques required to make me the best player that I can be.”

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