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Leonard Fournette
RB #27
Louisiana State

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Drafted by Jacksonville in the first round (fourth overall) in the 2017 draft

COLLEGE (at LSU, 2014-16)

• Set or tied 23 school records during his career (eight single-season, five single-game, seven bowl and three career)

• Finished career ranked fourth in LSU history with 3,830 rushing yards in only 32 games
• Ranks second in school history in all-purpose yards per game (155.7), third in overall TDs (42), fourth in rushing TDs (40) and all-purpose yards (4,981) and seventh in scoring (252)

• Holds LSU career records for yards per play (6.2), rushing yards per game (119.7), 200-yard rushing games (five) and consecutive 100-yard rushing games (nine)
Cracked the 100-yard mark 19 of his 32 games played and went over 200 yards a school-record five times

• Fastest player in LSU history to reach 2,000 and 3,000 yards

• Only player in school history to rush for 1,000 yards in each of his first two seasons

2016 (Junior)

Limited for most of the season due to an ankle injury suffered in training camp ... Rushed for 100 or more yards in the first four games that he played ... Earned Second-Team All-SEC honors from the league’s coaches and the Associated Press

9/3 vs. Wisconsin: Opened the season with 138 yards

9/17 vs. Mississippi State: Tallied 147 rushing yards and two TDs

10/22 vs. Mississippi: Set the single-season school record with 284 yards and three TDs on 16 carries ... His 17.8 yards per carry mark set a single-game school record

11/12 at Arkansas: Posted three rushing TDs

2015 (Sophomore)

Consensus first-team All-American ... Led the SEC and nation in rushing with 162.8 yards per game ... Finished the season with 1,953 rushing yards and 22 TDs - both single-game school records ... Tied the school record with 10 games of at least 100 rushing yards and set LSU mark with four 200-yard games ... Became the fastest player in LSU history to reach 1,000 rushing yards in a season (five games), becoming only the 10th player in FBS history to achieve the feat in the fifth game of the season ... Tallied 834 rushing yards in the first four games, the most in LSU history and the most by an FBS player through four games since at least 2000 ... Led SEC and ranked among the top five in the nation in all-purpose yards (183.8 yards per game) and tied for first in the league in scoring with 11.5 points per contest

9/12 at Mississippi State: Posted then-career highs with 28 carries, 159 rushing yards and three rushing TDs

9/19 vs. Auburn: Rushed for 228 yards and tied a career high with three TDs on 19 carries• 9/26 at Syracuse: Set a career high with 244 rushing yards, the most by an LSU player on the road and third-most overall, and registered three TDs

10/3 vs. Eastern Michigan: Tallied 233 rushing yards and three TDs, becoming the first player in SEC history to rush for 200-plus yards in three consecutive games
10/10 vs. South Carolina: Posted 20 rushes for 158 yards (7.9 avg.), including an 87-yard TD
12/29 vs. Texas Tech: Capped season with an NCAA bowl record-tying five TDs (four rushing, one receiving) to go along with 212 rushing yards

2014 (Freshman)

Set a school freshman rushing record with 1,034 yards ... Led the SEC in all-purpose yards per game (137.4) ... Ranked sixth in the SEC in rushing with 79.5 per game and was fourth in kickoff returns with a 26.0 average ... Posted five 100-yard rushing games ... In the six games he started, rushed for 100 yards or more four times and averaged 98.5 yards and one TD in each of those contests

10/11 at Florida: Posted 140 rushing yards, the most by an LSU true freshman RB since 2003, and two TDs


• A four-year starting running back at St. Augustine (La.)

• Listed as the No. 1 overall prospect by ESPN.com and Scout.com

• Named the USA Today National Offensive Player of the Year and a member of the All-USA First Team

• Selected to the Parade All-America first team
• Awarded the 2013 and 2014 Louisiana Gatorade Player of the Year awards, the first player in the state to win it twice
• Finished his high school career with 7,619 rushing yards and 88 rushing TDs


• Parents are Leonard and Lory Fournette

• Brother, Lanard, is a member of the LSU football team
• Has a daughter, Lyric

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