B.C. Lions sign American linebacker Omar Fortt

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The B.C. Lions have signed American linebacker Omar Fortt to the practice roster.

The six-foot-one, 212-pound defender suited up for 39 games at the University Connecticut and registered 230 total tackles, ten tackles for loss, eight pass knockdowns, four fumble recoveries, 2.5 sacks, one interception, and one forced fumble.

Omar’s older brother Khairi was a fourth-round pick of the New Orleans Saints in the 2014 NFL Draft and also had practice roster stints in Cincinnati, Jacksonville, Seattle, and Washington.