Versatile running back that excels catching the ball out of the backfield … Had his best season in 2018 and then followed that with an outstanding spring … Has positioned himself for more playing time as a senior in 2019 … For career, has seen action in 21 games with two starts … Has 126 career rushing yards and one touchdown to go along with six career receptions for 55 yards … Is the younger brother of former LSU All-American and Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette … Leonard Fournette finished his LSU as the fourth-leading rusher in school history with 3,830 yards … The Fournette brothers (Leonard and Lanard) have rushed for more yards than any other brother combination in LSU history as they have accounted for 3,956 yards (Leonard 3,830; Lanard 126) … Graduated in May of 2019 with a degree in sports administration.
JUNIOR SEASON (2018)
Had his best season as a Tiger, playing in 13 games with a pair of starts … Starts came against Miami in the season-opener and against Texas A&M in the regular-season finale … Rushed for 106 yards and one TD on 12 carries … Caught six passes for 55 yards … Had best game of career in seven overtime contest against Texas A&M as he rushed twice for 48 yards and caught two passes for 28 yards … Had a career-long 46 yard run in the fourth quarter vs. the Aggies that led to a Tiger touchdown and a 31-24 advantage … Rushed seven times for 45 yards and first career TD in win over Rice … Scored on a 3-yard run early in the fourth quarter in the win over Rice … Added two receptions for 10 yards vs. the Owls … Rushed for 13 yards and caught a pass for 12 yards in win over Ole Miss.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2017)
Played in five games with no starts ... Made his first career catch, a seven-yard reception, in the home opener against UT-Chattanooga.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2016)
Played in three games with no starts ... Rushed a total of five times for 13 yards ... Saw first action of career against Jacksonville State and had one rushing yard on two carries ... Followed that with 12 yards on three carries, including a five-yard run against Missouri ... Added a tackle against Missouri.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2015)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2015.
Rated as a three-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Scout ... Battled injuries during his senior year but still accounted for 141 rushing yards with five touchdowns and 71 receiving yards with one touchdown ... Registered 460 all-purpose yards and six touchdowns his junior season as a complement to older brother Leonard ... Coached by Cyril Crutchfield ... Also ran track all four years of high school ... Graduated with honors.
Full name is Lanard Joseph Fournette ... Parents are Lory and Leonard Fournette ... Older brother is former LSU standout running back and first round NFL Draft pick Leonard Fournette ... Also has two sisters, LaNata and LaTae ... Born Jan. 2, 1997.
Lanard Fournette’s Career Highs
Rushing Attempts: 7 vs. Rice, 2018
Rushing Yards: 48 vs. Texas A&M, 2018
Rushing TDs: 1 vs. Rice
Longest Rush: 46 vs. Texas A&M, 2018
Receptions: 2, 2x (Last: 2 vs. Texas A&M, 2018; First: 2 vs. Rice, 2018)
Receiving Yards: 28 vs. Texas A&M, 2018
Receiving TDs: 0
Longest Reception: 19 vs. Texas A&M, 2018