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16D  Austin Fort
Austin Fort

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Gillette, Wyo.

High School:
Campbell County

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 218

Position:
Quarterback

Experience:
HS


High School: Fort was named to the Super 25 football team by the Casper Star-Tribune both his junior and senior seasons at Campbell County High School in Gillette, Wyo. The Super 25 Team represents the Top 25 players in the state of Wyoming each year. He also earned First Team All-State Class 4A honors from WyoPreps.com. both his junior and senior seasons. Fort led Campbell County High School to a 10-1 record and the No. 1 seed in the 2013 Class 4A state playoffs before losing, 7-14, in the semifinals of state to Natrona County. Class 4A is the largest classification in the state of Wyoming. Gillette ranked No. 1 in the state in total offense (394.5 yards per game), No. 1 in rushing offense (253.1 yards per game) and No. 3 in passing offense (141.4 yards per game) in 2013. Fort completed 69 of 138 passes for 1,070 yards, threw eight touchdown passes and only three interceptions his senior season. He also rushed for 670 yards on 80 carries and scored 10 rushing TDs as a senior. His average of 8.4 yards per rush led all players in Class 4A, and his 193.3 yards of total offense per game ranked him No. 2 in the state. In addition to playing quarterback for Campbell County High School, Fort also served as his team's place-kicker his senior season. He led the state of Wyoming in scoring, averaging 12.2 points per game. Fort scored a total of 110 points on 10 touchdowns, five field goals, 33 extra points by kicking and one two-point conversion. His junior season, Fort led Campbell county to a 10-2 record and a runner-up finish in the Wyoming Class 4A state playoffs. He completed 160 of 305 passes for 2,137 yards and threw 13 TD passes his junior season. He also rushed for 785 yards on 125 attempts and scored 10 rushing touchdowns. Gillette led the state in both total offense (407.5 yards per game) and passing offense (181.9 yards per game) in 2012. Individually, Fort led the state in both total offense (239.3 yards per game) and passing (178.1 yards per game) as a junior. He played for head coach Vic Wilkerson. He earned the 2014 National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete award and was a National Merit finalist.

Personal: Born May 14, 1995, he is the son of Peter and Cyndi Fort. He was one sibling, Travis. He also had recruiting interest from Colorado, Colorado State and Illinois. He is pursuing a degree in the business program at UW.

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