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#7 Leonard Fournette
Position: Running Back
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 230 lbs.
Class: Sophomore
Experience: 1 Letter
City/State: New Orleans, La.
High School: Saint Augustine HS
Major: Sport Administration
Born: 01/18/1995
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Fournette Videos
Leonard Fournette Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 06/18/2015

2014 All-SEC Freshman Team
2014 SEC Freshman of the Week (at Florida, vs. Ole Miss, at Texas A&M)
2014 Athlon Sports National Freshman of the Week (vs. Ole Miss)

One of the top players in college football and he’s just a sophomore … Already listed among Heisman Trophy candidates for 2015 … Listed as a preseason All-America candidate heading into 2015 and has been called one of the top 15 “scariest players” in college football by NFL.com … Came to LSU as one of the most touted players in high school football … Didn’t disappoint, setting an LSU record for freshman rushing with 1,034 yards and 10 TDs … Dazzled college football fans with a series of head-shaking moves a year ago, which included bowling over a Texas A&M defender on his way to a 22-yard TD; leaping over a wall of Florida defenders from the 4-yard line to score a TD; a 360-degree spin move that left a would-be Florida tackler tackling air; or the shoulder-lowering boom that drive a Gator defender five yards deep into the endzone … Has all of the tools necessary to be a dominate back in the SEC – breakaway speed, can turn or cutback on a dime, and one of the strongest and toughest players on the team … Is a workhorse out of the backfield with the ability to carry the ball 20 to 25 times a game if necessary … Versatile enough to also catch the ball out of the backfield, help in pass protection when needed, and has shown game-breaking ability in the kickoff return game … In first season at LSU, led the SEC in all-purpose yards (137.4), ranked No. 4 in the league in kickoff returns (26.0) and was sixth in rushing (79.5) … Brother Lanard signed with the Tigers in February and will be a member of the football team this year.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2014)
Lived up to expectations as one of the most highly-touted signees in LSU history by setting a school freshman rushing record with 1,034 yards … Played in all 13 games with six starts … Ranked sixth in the SEC in rushing with 79.5 yards per game and was fourth in kickoff returns with a 26.0 average … Led the league in all-purpose yards with 137.4 yards per game … Had five 100-yard rushing games which included a career-best 146yards and 1 TD in win over Texas A&M on Thanksgiving Night … In the six games he started, rushed for 100 yards or more four times and he averaged 98.5 yards and one TD in each of those games … Scored at least one rushing TD in seven games … Caught seven passes for 127 yards, including 40-yarder in win over Ole Miss … Took over as the starting running back for the Tigers against Florida and responded with 140 yards and a pair of TDs on 27 carries in the 30-27 win over the Gators … The 140 rushing yards were the most by a LSU true freshman running back since Justin Vincent racked up 201 rushing yards on 18 carries versus Georgia at the 2003 SEC Championship Game ... Added 85 yards on kickoff returns against Florida to finish with 225 all-purpose yards … Followed that with 40 yards and a TD in win over Kentucky … Rushed for 113 yards on 23 attempts in LSU’s 10-7 win over No. 3-ranked Ole Miss in Tiger Stadium ... Followed that with 79 yards on 21 carries in overtime loss to Alabama … Played sparingly in road loss at Arkansas with just nine yards on five carries … Closed out season with a flurry, rushing for 146 yards and a TD in win over Texas A&M and followed that with 143 yards and a pair of scores, including an 89-yard TD run against Notre Dame in the Music City Bowl ... Scored on a 22-yard run against Texas A&M where he ran over an Aggie defender, a play that was rated as a SportsCenter Top 10 play …Added a 100-yard kickoff return for a TD against Notre Dame as he finished with a career-best 264 all-purpose yards … Earned a spot on the ESPN.com All-Bowl Team as an all-purpose player for his performance against Notre Dame … Had first 100-yard game of career against New Mexico State with 122 yards and a pair of TDs in the LSU win … Open season with 18 rushing yards on eight carries in comeback win over 14th-ranked Wisconsin in Houston … Followed that with 92 yards and a TD in Tiger Stadium debut against Sam Houston State … Added 52 yards on the ground and a TD a week later in win over Louisiana-Monroe … One of 17 true freshmen to see action for LSU in 2014.

HIGH SCHOOL
A four-year starting running back at St. Augustine who is touted as one of the most highly recruited players ever to come out of Louisiana … Possesses an amazing blend of size, strength and speed … Regarded as the No. 1 player in the nation, regardless of position, by the 247Sports composite rankings … Named the USA Today National Offensive Player of the Year and a member of the All-USA First Team … Is the fifth USA Today Offensive Player of the Year from Louisiana, joining Josh Booty, Travis Minor, Brock Berlin and Ryan Perrilloux … Selected to the prestigious Parade All-America First Team … Awarded the 2013 and 2014 Louisiana Gatorade Player of the Year awards, the first player in Louisiana history to win it twice … Finished his high school career with 7,619 rushing yards and 88 rushing touchdowns … Ran for 1,792 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior and added 45 receptions for 745 yards and six scores … Produced 2,135 rushing yards and 31 TDs as a junior … Led his team to a 9-2 record and an appearance in the Division I semifinal game as a senior … A unanimous five-star prospect by every recruiting site … Listed as the No. 1 overall prospect in the nation by ESPN.com and Scout.com … Ranked the No. 2 overall player by 247Sports.com and No. 4 by Rivals.com … Unanimous No. 1 running back nationally by all recruiting sites … Participant in the Under Armour All-American game where he caught a 36-yard touchdown pass and rushed for 43 yards on nine carries … Named 2013 Mr. Football by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association … Named the LFCA Class 5A Offensive Most Valuable Player as a senior … Four-time All-District selection … LFCA Class 4A First-Team All-State honoree as a junior … Member of the Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen … Listed as a MaxPreps First-Team All-American … Coached by Cyril Crutchfield.

PERSONAL
Parents are Leonard and Lory Fournette … Born Jan. 18, 1995 in New Orleans … Majoring in sports administration … Brother Lanard signed with the Tigers in February and will joins Leonard in the LSU backfield this season.

FOURNETTE’S CAREER RUSHING HIGHS
Attempts: 27, at Florida, 2014
Yards: 146, at Texas A&M, 2014
Touchdowns: 2, 3x (Last: vs. Notre Dame, 2014; First: New Mexico State, 2014)
Long: 89, vs. Notre Dame, 2014

FOURNETTE’S CAREER RECEIVING HIGHS
Receptions: 2, 2x (Last: Ole Miss, 2014; First: Sam Houston State, 2014)
Yards: 41, Ole Miss, 2014
Long: 40, Ole Miss, 2014
Touchdowns: 0

FOURNETTE'S CAREER RUSHING STATISTICS

Year
G-GS
Att.
Yds.
TD
LG
2014 13-6 187 1,034 10 89 (TD)
2015          
Totals
13-6
187
1,034
10
89 (TD)

FOURNETTE'S CAREER RECEIVING STATISTICS

Year
G-GS
Rec.
Yds.
TD
LG
2014 13-6 7 127 0 40
2015          
Totals
13-6
7
127
0
40

FOURNETTE'S CAREER KICKOFF RETURN STATISTICS

Year
G-GS
Att.
Yds.
TD
LG
2014 13-6 24 625 1 100 (TD)
2015          
Totals
13-6
24
625
1
100 (TD)
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