Fortt Tackles POG Honor

In his first career start true freshman Khairi Fortt nabs Player of the Game honors.

Getting his first career start at Penn State, true freshman linebacker logged 11 tackles against Illinois. This effort allowed him to win Huddle Up Player of the Game honors, just edging out Dr. Wayne Sebastianelli and his staff who had a busy Saturday with a myriad of Nittany Lion injuries.

Here are some of the comments on Fortt's performance:

"It's exciting to see Fortt starting."

"He played pretty well, hopefully he keeps the job and continues to get better."

"Fortt's athleticism gives a boost to a defense that really needs it."

Here is how the voting broke down:

Khairi Fortt: 29%
Dr. Wayne Sebastianelli & Staff: 28%
Chris Colasanti: 22%
Anthony Fera: 15%
Derek Moye: 6%

The FOS/Huddle Up Player of the Game Award is the first and only honor given to Penn State football players by Penn State football fans. Voting is exclusively conducted at after every game.


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