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Happy Eldon Fortie Day: 40 Days to Kickoff!

The 2016 Countdown to Kickoff continues with 40 days until BYU’s season opener in Arizona. Each day we highlight the player or two that wear that day’s number on their jerseys. If you check back each day, by the end of the summer you’ll know every player on BYU’s 2016 roster. Today we celebrate the second of five retired numbers at BYU, #40 in honor of Eldon “The Phantom” Fortie.

Happy Eldon Fortie Day!
40 Days to Kickoff!


Quarterback/Running Back 1960-1962
BYU Single Game Rushing Record (272 Yards)
1962: Rushed for 1,149 yards and 14 TD in 10 games — second nationally in total rushing yards and rushing touchdowns. Voted 10th in Heisman voting.