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#7 Leonard Fournette
Position: Running Back
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 230 lbs.
Class: Freshman
Experience: High School
City/State: New Orleans, La.
High School: Saint Augustine HS
Major: Human Science & Education
Born: 01/18/1995
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Leonard Fournette Bio
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Release: 11/23/2015

2015 Unanimous Midseason First-Team All-American
2015 Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week (vs. Auburn)
2015 FWAA National Offensive Player of the Week (vs. Auburn)
2015 Maxwell Award National Player of the Week (vs. Auburn)
2015 SEC Offensive Player of the Week (at Mississippi State, vs. Auburn, at Syracuse)
2015 Maxwell Award Semifinalist
2015 Walter Camp Award Player to Watch
2015 Doak Walker Semifinalist
2015 All-America Second Team (Athlon, CBS Sports, Sports Illustrated, Sporting News)
2015 Preseason All-America Third Team (Phil Steele)
2015 Preseason All-SEC First Team (Coaches, Media)
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)

LSU Top 25 Career Rushing Yards
  Rank Name Years Yards*
1. Kevin Faulk 1995-98 4,557
2. Dalton Hilliard 1982-85 4,050
3. Charles Alexander 1975-78 4,035
4. Harvey Williams 1986-90 2,860
5. Leonard Fournette 2014-present 2,616
6. Joseph Addai 2001-05 2,576
7. Terry Robiskie 1973-76 2,517
8. Charles Scott 2006-09 2,317
9. Rondell Mealey 1996-99 2,238
10. Garry James 1982-85 2,217
11. Brad Davis 1972-74 2,163
12. Jeremy Hill 2012-13 2,156
13. LaBrandon Toefield 2000-02 2,149
14. Domanick Davis 1999-02 2,056
15. Justin Vincent 2003-06 2,021
16. Billy Cannon 1957-59 1,867
17. Eddie Fuller 1986-89 1,816
18. Jacob Hester 2004-07 1,780
19. Keiland Williams 2006-09 1,699
20. Art Cantrelle 1969-71 1,644
21. Hokie Gajan 1977-80 1,563
22. Kenny Hilliard 2011-14 1,557
23. Alley Broussard 2003-06 1,537
24. Chris Dantin 1970-72 1,502
25. Gene Knight 1943-46 1,491
* Prior to 2002, the NCAA did not count bowl stats in team/individual records.

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 … 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 is a member of the football team this year.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015 - In Progress) 

Currently has 239 carries for 1,582 rushing yards and 17 rushing TDs (6.6-yard average) ... Also has 14 receptions for 166 yards this season ... Ranks second in LSU single-season rushing yards with one regular season game remaining ... Needs 104 yards against Texas A&M to tie the LSU single-season rushing record of 1,686 set by Charles Alexander in 1977 ... Leads the nation in rushing yards and yards per game and is second in rushing TDs and fifth in all-purpose yards ... Fournette became the fastest player in LSU history to reach 1,000 rushing yards in a season as he did it in five games ... He became only the 10th player in FBS history to reach 1,000 rushing yards in the fifth game of a season ... On his 87-yard TD run vs. South Carolina, Fournette not only crossed the 1,000 yard mark for the season, but he also surpassed 2,000 career rushing yards ... Is the fastest player in LSU history to reach the 2,000 rushing yard milestone, accomplishing the feat in only 303 carries and 18 career games ... Fournette’s 834 rushing yards were the most by an LSU player through four games in school history and the most by any FBs player through four games since at least 2000 ... He is the first player in SEC history to rush for 200-plus yards in three consecutive games ... Rushed for 150-plus yards in seven straight games this season, the first FBS player to do so since UCF’s Kevin Smith in 2007 ... His current streak of 11 straight games with at least one rushing touchdown is a school record ... Fournette’s 12 rushing touchdowns were the most through the first five games of a season by any player in LSU history (as were his 11 TDs thru 4 games) ... Fournette’s 631 rushing yards were the most by an LSU player through three games in school history and the most by any FBS player through three games since at least 2000 ... Is the first player in LSU history to record eight rushing TDs in the first three games of the season and only the second to reach at least eight TDs thru three games (Dalton Hilliard had 4 rush, 4 rec. TDs in 1982) ... He is the first LSU player to rush for 200-plus yards in back-to-back games ... Became the fastest player in LSU history to reach the 500-yard and 600-yard rushing mark, doing it in three games ... Became the third LSU player to rush for at least 100 yards in the first three games of a season, joining Charles Alexander (1977, 1978) and Charles Scott (2008) ... Became the first LSU player with at least 100 rushing yards in the first five games of a season ... Has eight 100-yard rushing games this season, 13 total in his career ... Had a streak of nine straight 100-yard games that tied with Charles Alexander for the longest in LSU history ... LSU is 11-2 when Fournette rushes for 100-plus yards ... With three 200-yard rushing games, Fournette joins Kevin Faulk (4) and Charles Alexander (2) as the only Tigers with multiple 200-yard rushing performances ... Owns three of the Top 10 spots on LSU’s single-game rushing yards record list ... His 387 rushing yards was the most by an LSU player thru 2 games … Rushed for 233 yards and 3 TDs on 26 carries vs. Eastern Michigan with TD runs of 3, 75 and 11 yards ... Shattered his career high for the second straight week with 244 rushing yards and 2 TDs at Syracuse ... His 244 rushing yards at Syracuse were the most rushing yards by an LSU player on the road and the third-most in a game of all time ... Rushed for a career-high 228 yards and tied a career-best with 3 rushing TDs on 19 carries in LSU’s 45-21 win over No. 18 Auburn … Opened game with a 71-yard run that set the tone for a contest that saw LSU rush for 411 yards, its second-highest total in a conference game … Scored on runs of 40, 29 and 1 yards in helping LSU build a 38-7 lead late in third quarter … All of his rushing yards came in three quarters of action as he was just 23 yards shy of breaking the school record despite sitting out the fourth quarter … Averaged 12.0 yards per carry, a school-record for a back with at least 15 attempts in a game … Set then-career highs with 28 carries, 159 rushing yards and 3 rushing TDs in the opener at Mississippi State ... Averaged 5.7 yards a carry vs. MSU … His 28 carries were the most by a LSU player in a season-opener since 1985 when Dalton Hilliard had 31 carries for 148 yards in win over North Carolina … 99 of his 159 yards came in second half … Scored on runs of 1, 26 and 18 yards to account of all of LSU’s offensive points … One of the top players in college football and he’s just a sophomore … Listed among Heisman Trophy candidates for 2015.


174.8 All-Purpose Yards Per Game - 1st
158.2 Rushing Yards Per Game - 1st
10.2 Points Per Game (Scoring) - 2nd
17 Rushing Touchdowns - 2nd
1,582 Rushing Yards - 1st
6.6 Yards Per Carry - 2nd
239 Rushing Attempts - 3rd

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 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.

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 and … Ranked the No. 2 overall player by and No. 4 by … 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.

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.

Attempts: 31 vs. Florida, 2015
Yards: 244 at Syracuse, 2015
Touchdowns: 3, 3x (Last: vs. Eastern Michigan, 2015; First: at Mississippi State, 2015)
Long: 89, vs. Notre Dame, 2014

Receptions: 4 at Ole Miss, 2015
Yards: 72 at Ole Miss, 2015
Long: 46 at Ole Miss, 2015
Touchdowns: 0


2014 13-6 187 1,034 10 89 (TD)
2015 (In Progress) 10-10 239 1,582 17 87 (TD)
89 (TD)


2014 13-6 7 127 0 40
2015 (In Progress) 10-10 14 166 0 46


2014 13-6 24 625 1 100 (TD)
2015 (In Progress) 3-3 0 - - -
100 (TD)
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