Former Waynesville High School stand out football players C.J. Mosley and L.J. Fort both made it out of training camp and will start the 2012 NFL season on their respective teams rosters.
Mosley, who played defensive tackle at Waynesville High School from 1996-2000, will be in uniform for the Jacksonville Jaguars when they take the field on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings in Minnesota.
This will be Mosley's eight year in the NFL, he has played in 82 games for the Minnesota Vikings, New York Jets and Cleveland Browns. Mosley also has 101 tackles and nine sacks in his NFL career. He was a two-time Missouri Defensive Lineman of the Year in high school and recorded 21 sacks and 267 tackles while playing for Waynesville High School.
This is Fort's rookie season in NFL with the Cleveland Browns and according to the Browns website, Fort is currently number two on the depth chart at middle linebacker. Fort played linebacker and running back at Waynesville High School from 2003-07 and was part of the 2007 Waynesville Class 5 State championship team and was named the 2007 Class 5A Player of the Year.
Fort had 21 tackles in the pre-season for the Browns and was signed as an undrafted free agent on May 9. The Browns will host the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.
Former Waynesville Tiger Gijon Robinson is still a free agent and has not been picked up by any team. Robinson most recently played for the San Francisco 49er's but was released just two days after being signed. He has played for the Indianapolis Colts, Detroit Lions and the Jaguars.
Robinson has played in 39 games and has registered 31 receptions for 240 yards and one touchdown in his NFL career.