* Six-Time All-American *
Six-time All-American sprinter returns for his last season ... hindered significantly by injuries during the 2006 season, a strong fall bodes well for a rise back to his national scoring potential ... the 2003 USTCA Southeast Indoor Co-Athlete of the Year, a two-time SEC champion and an NCAA relay champion.
2006: Sped to a 48.83 in the 400m at the Tyson Invitational indoor meet ... won the State of South Carolina Track Meet during the outdoor season with a 48.64 effort ... showed consistency with a 48.77 clocking at the Orange & Purple Classic, a sixth-place showing.
2005: Was unable to compete as he worked his way back from a severe Achilles' injury.
2004: Redshirted due to an Achilles' heel injury.
2003: Named Co-Southeast Region Athlete of the Year (with teammate Otukile Lekote) for the indoor season by United States Track Coaches Association ... opened the indoor season with first-place finish in the 400m at the George Mason Early Invitational ...established a school record with time of 46.19 en route to first-place finish in the 400m at the SEC Four-Way Meet ... topped the 400m field at the Florida Invitational ... took second in the 400m at the Meet of Champions in New York ... finished second in the 400m at the SEC Indoor Championships with a mark of 46.38 after pacing the field during preliminaries ... made a late charge on the anchor leg to lead the 4x400m relay team with Kenneth Ferguson, Lekote and Otis Harris to the SEC championship ... placed fourth at the NCAA Indoor Championships in the 400 and helped lead the 4x400 team to a third-place finish and school-record time of 3:05.10 while collecting two All-America honors ... outdoor season was plagued with injuries ... won the 400m dash at the Weems Baskin Sprint Relays ... finished eighth in the 400m dash at the SEC Quad Meet ... finished second in his heat at the SEC Championships in the 400m dash qualifying him for the finals, but did not run in finals due to injury ... ran the anchor leg of the 4x400m relay team that finished third at the NCAA East Regional with a time of 3:07.26 ... won his heat of the 400m dash at the NCAA East Regional, then went on to place fifth in the finals despite competing injured ... qualified for NCAA Outdoor Championships and competed in the 400m preliminaries, but did not advance due to injury ... qualifier for the U.S. Outdoor Championships.
2002: During the indoor season, finished second in the 400m dash at the UNC Early Invitational and was on the winning 4x400m relay team at the same meet ... finished second in the 400m dash at the Five Way SEC Meet ... finished eighth in the 400m dash at the SEC Championships and ran a leg on the bronze medal-winning 4x400m relay ... ran on USC's 4x400m relay that finished third at the NCAA Indoor Championships, clocking a 3:05.90 to break the school record to earn his first All-America certificate ... outdoors, finished third in the 400m dash at the Four Way SEC Meet and at the Georgia Tech Invitational ... finished second in the 400m dash at the Florida Relays and at the Spec Town Relays ... finished fifth in the 400m dash at the Sea Ray Relays ... was on the winning Sprint Medley Relay at Penn Relays, combining with Thomas Lewis, Otukile Lekote and James Law to win the race with a time of 3:06.25 ... placed sixth in the 400m dash at the SEC Championships ... ran the anchor leg of the 4x400m relay that won the SEC title, breaking a 9-year-old SEC record at 3:02.81 ... ran the anchor leg of the NCAA champion 4x400m relay, crushing the field with a 44.4 split where he wore his jersey backward for good luck ... team ran a 3:02.16 to shatter the school record they broke earlier in the season ... finished ninth in the 400m dash at the NCAA Championships and collected another All-America honor ... moved to No. 3 on USC's all-time 400m list, posting a career-best 45.67 at the NCAA meet ... finished second in the 400m dash at the USATF Outdoor Junior Championships ... qualified for the World Junior Championships in the 400m dash and as a member of the USA's 4x400m relay ... finished third in the 400m at the Canada versus USA dual meet ... won the silver medal in the 400 at the World Junior Championships in Jamaica ... ran the anchor leg of the USA's gold medal-winning 4x400m relay.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Marietta High in Marietta, Ga. ... was a two-time high school All-American ... named the Georgia Track Athlete of the Year in 2001 ... was the national champion at the Junior Olympics in the 4x400m relay with an anchor leg split of 45 flat with the team running a 3:09.1 ... was a four-year Cobb All-County Track member ... was the 1999 Golden South champion in the 800 and was a four-time Georgia state champion ... led his team to the state title in 2000 and 2001 ... named the Marietta Daily Journal Athlete of the Year and the Atlanta Journal Constitution Athlete of the Year in 2001 ... was the Georgia Dome Indoor champ in the 400 and 800 in 2000 and 2001 ... 2001 Meet of Champions in Mobile, Ala., 400m champion and record holder in the 400 ... was the 1999 Junior Olympic national champion in the 800 ... high school team set the national record in the Swedish medley with a time of 1:25.
PERSONAL: Jonathan Allen Fortenberry was born July 19, 1983, in St. Louis, Mo. ... is the son of Glen and Linda Fortenberry ... nickname is "Candyman" ... pursuing a degree in African American studies ... admires Michael Johnson.