Kristian Fulton
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Fulton with the Tennessee Titans in 2021
No. 26 – Tennessee Titans
Personal information
Born: (1998-09-03) September 3, 1998 (age 24)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:197 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High school:Archbishop Rummel High School
(Metairie, Louisiana)
College:LSU (2016–2019)
NFL Draft:2020 / Round: 2 / Pick: 61
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 11, 2022
Total tackles:92
Forced fumbles:1
Fumble recoveries:1
Pass deflections:20
Player stats at · PFR

Kristian Michael Shaw Fulton (born September 3, 1998) is an American football cornerback for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at LSU and was drafted by the Titans in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Early life and high school career

Fulton was born and grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and attended Archbishop Rummel High School, where he played football and ran track. He was named the New Orleans area Defensive Player of the Year by The New Orleans Advocate as a junior after finishing the season with 11 interceptions, 27 tackles and eight passes defended despite missing three games due to injury.[1] Fulton was named first-team Class 5A All-State as a senior and also was invited to play in the 2016 Under Armour All-America Game.[2][3] Fulton was rated a five star recruit by 247 Sports and given a four star rating Rivals, Scout and ESPN and was rated a consensus top-5 prospect at the cornerback position. He committed to play college football at Louisiana State University over Florida and Arkansas.[4] Fulton was also named first-team All-State in track as a senior in the 300 meters hurdles.[5]

College career

Fulton in 2018

Fulton appeared in three games as a freshman, making two tackles. Following the season, Fulton was suspended by the NCAA for two seasons after he tampered with a drug test for performance enhancing drugs on February 2, 2017.[6] He appealed the decision, arguing that he believed that the test was for recreational narcotics, but the initial appeal was denied in March 2017. Fulton sat out the entirety of the 2017 season, but remained with the team and participated in daily practices.[7] Fulton then filed a second appeal after hiring an attorney arguing that proper drug testing protocol was not followed.[8] The second appeal was also originally denied by a panel of NCAA officials on August 9, 2018, but the decision was overturned on August 23.[9][10]

Fulton entered his junior season as a starter at cornerback for the Tigers, despite not having played in a game in 18 months.[11] He started the first ten games of the season for LSU before suffering a season ending ankle injury against Arkansas and finished the season with 25 tackles (one for loss), an interception, and nine passes defended.[12] Entering his senior season, Fulton was named a preseason All-American by the Associated Press and the third-best defensive back in the nation by USA Today.[13] He finished the season with 38 tackles, one interception and 14 passes defended as LSU won the 2020 National Championship.[14]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump
5 ft 11+58 in
(1.82 m)
197 lb
(89 kg)
30+58 in
(0.78 m)
9+18 in
(0.23 m)
4.46 s 1.56 s 2.61 s 4.36 s 6.94 s 35.5 in
(0.90 m)
10 ft 3 in
(3.12 m)
All values from NFL Combine[15][16]

Fulton was drafted by the Tennessee Titans with the 61st overall pick in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft.[17][18] He signed his four-year rookie contract on July 27, 2020.[19] Fulton made his NFL debut in the Titans season opener against the Denver Broncos, making four tackles.[20] In Week 2 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Fulton recorded his first career interception off a pass thrown by Gardner Minshew and returned it for 44 yards during the 33–30 win.[21]

In Week 3 against the Minnesota Vikings, Fulton recorded his first career sack on Kirk Cousins during the 31–30 win.[22] He was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the team on October 1, 2020,[23] and activated on October 13.[24] He was placed on injured reserve on October 31 with a knee injury.[25] He was activated off of injured reserve on December 15, 2020.[26]

Fulton in 2021

Fulton entered the 2021 season as a starting cornerback for the Titans. He started the first five games before suffering a hamstring injury in Week 5. He was placed on injured reserve on October 18, 2021.[27] He was activated from injured reserve on November 13, 2021.[28]


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  2. ^ "LSWA Class 5A all-state football team". December 27, 2015. Retrieved October 31, 2019.
  3. ^ Daniels, Ed (November 17, 2015). "1st for Rummel: invitee to Under Armour All-Star Game". Retrieved October 31, 2019.
  4. ^ Trahan, Kevin (February 3, 2016). "No. 1 Louisiana recruit Kristian Fulton chooses LSU over Florida and Arkansas". SB Nation. Retrieved October 31, 2019.
  5. ^ "Check out the LSWA All-State track and field team". The Advocate. June 11, 2016. Retrieved October 31, 2019.
  6. ^ Dellenger, Ross (August 23, 2018). "A Timeline of LSU Cornerback Kristian Fulton's Suspension and Reinstatement". Retrieved October 31, 2019.
  7. ^ Patterson, Chip (August 23, 2019). "LSU DB Kristian Fulton to be fully reinstated after fighting two-year drug suspension". Retrieved October 31, 2019.
  8. ^ Dellenger, Ross (March 12, 2018). "'It's unethical': LSU DB Kristian Fulton, through attorney, fighting two-year NCAA ban". The Advocate. Retrieved October 31, 2019.
  9. ^ Dunlap, Seth (August 9, 2018). "LSU CB Kristian Fulton's suspension upheld after NCAA appeal". Retrieved October 31, 2019.
  10. ^ Guilbeau, Glenn (August 23, 2018). "LSU cornerback Kristian Fulton reinstated by NCAA, eligible to play right away". Lafayette Daily Advertiser. Retrieved October 31, 2019.
  11. ^ Gillen, Garland (August 30, 2018). "LSU cornerback Kristian Fulton 'thankful' to be playing this season". Retrieved September 23, 2020.
  12. ^ Just, Amie (January 13, 2019). "LSU cornerback Kristian Fulton to return for senior season". The Times-Picayune. Retrieved October 31, 2019.
  13. ^ O'Shields, Robert (August 20, 2019). "Delpit and Fulton Named to AP Preseason All-America Team". Retrieved October 31, 2019.
  14. ^ Kosko, Nick (March 28, 2020). "Kristian Fulton can 'excel in a lot of different schemes' in NFL". Retrieved April 9, 2020.
  15. ^ "Kristian Fulton Combine Profile". Retrieved July 8, 2020.
  16. ^ "2020 Draft Scout Kristian Fulton, LSU NFL Draft Scout College Football Profile". Retrieved November 10, 2022.
  17. ^ Wyatt, Jim (April 24, 2020). "Titans Select LSU CB Kristian Fulton in Second Round of NFL Draft". Retrieved April 24, 2020.
  18. ^ Heath, Jon (April 24, 2020). "Titans select CB Kristian Fulton in second round of NFL Draft". Broncos Wire. Retrieved April 24, 2020.
  19. ^ Wyatt, Jim (July 27, 2020). "Titans Agree to Terms with Cornerback Kristian Fulton". Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  20. ^ Shipp, Sonny (September 15, 2020). "How LSU Tigers fared in the NFL: Week 1". Retrieved September 15, 2020.
  21. ^ "Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans - September 20th, 2020". Retrieved September 22, 2020.
  22. ^ "Tennessee Titans at Minnesota Vikings - September 27th, 2020". Retrieved September 28, 2020.
  23. ^ Wyatt, Jim (October 1, 2020). "Titans Add Another Player to Reserve/COVID-19 List".
  24. ^ "Titans' Kristian Fulton: Lifted from COVID list". October 13, 2020. Retrieved October 29, 2020.
  25. ^ Wyatt, Jim (October 31, 2020). "Titans Make Several Roster Moves Before Sunday's Game vs. Bengals".
  26. ^ Wyatt, Jim (December 15, 2020). "Titans Activate CB Kristian Fulton from Injured Reserve". Retrieved February 1, 2021.
  27. ^ Wyatt, Jim (October 18, 2021). "Titans Activate Safety Amani Hooker From Injured Reserve, While Placing CB Kristian Fulton on IR".
  28. ^ Wyatt, Jim (November 13, 2021). "Titans Activate CB Kristian Fulton From Injured Reserve, Place WR Julio Jones on IR in a Flurry of Roster Moves". Retrieved November 13, 2021.