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Leonard Fournette | Running Back

Team: LSU Tigers
Age / DOB:  (19) / 1/18/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 230

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One college football assistant that faces LSU this season told Sports Illustrated freshman RB Leonard Fournette is "no Heisman."
"You want to build your reputation up as a player," the assistant said. "If you’re going to get crowned, let someone else do it." Fournette received ridiculous buzz heading into his true freshman season, and some of it seemingly went to his head during a touchdown celebration when he struck the infamous Heisman pose. Fournette rushed for 92 yards on 13 carries in the game. Sep 9 - 9:49 AM

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LSU true freshman RB Leonard Fournette had 92 rushing yards on 13 carries in Saturday's 56-0 victory over Sam Houston State.

Tigers' HC Les Miles used this opportunity against a lackluster opponent to give Fournette some work. The nation's No. 1 recruit will have to continue sharing carries with Darrel Williams (14 in this game) and Kenny Hilliard (11). The 6-foot-1, 226-pound Fournette was held to 18 yards on eight carries in last week's game against Wisconsin.
Sep 8 - 12:52 AM

LSU true freshman RB Leonard Fournette was held to 18 yards on eight carries in Saturday's 28-24 victory over Wisconsin.

The Badgers neutralized LSU's running back trio of Kenny Hilliard, Terrance Magee and Fournette (the Tigers rushed 47 times for 130 yards, a 2.8 average), but still couldn't pull out the win in the end. The 6-foot-1, 226-pound Fournette was the No. 1 recruit in the country and one of the most hyped players in the country coming into the season. Expectations should now be reined in -- the Tigers will give him time to acclimate to the college game before converting him into a featured back role.
Sep 1 - 9:39 PM

LSU insists that true freshman RB Leonard Fournette is not a lock to start for the Tigers this season.

"I don’t know that right now," LSU running backs coach Frank Wilson said. "We’ll see. We’ll see." Seniors Kenny Hilliard and Terrence Magee are attempting to fend off the No. 1 running back recruit in the nation. "This is how [LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron] calls it," Wilson said. "He says, ‘We have our first starter, our second starter, our third starter, and our fourth starter. Just rotate them in.’" The 6-foot-1, 226-pound Fournette is ranked by ESPN.com as the country's No. 2 breakout candidate. "He’s a freshman tailback for us who we see as a freshman tailback for us," Wilson said. "He can’t control the media hype. He’s extremely humble and works extremely hard."
Aug 10 - 10:52 PM

LSU true freshman RB Leonard Fournette was ranked by ESPN.com as the country's No. 2 breakout candidate.

The 6-foot-1, 226-pound Fournette, the No. 1 recruit in the country, walks onto campus as one of the highest profile players on the team. "We don't say, 'You're just a freshman,'" Tigers' coach Les Miles said. "Our culture is that you should start. We don't care what class you are. Then we say just starting isn't good enough. We want growth through teaching." With Jeremy Hill and Alfred Blue off to the NFL, Fournette only has to fend off Kenny Hilliard and Terrence Magee for carries. "We recruit really good players," Miles said. "If we can get them on the same page and operating well, I don't ever see why we can't play well in a season that leads to a championship."
Aug 9 - 3:53 PM

Leonard Fournette, the No. 1 recruit in the country, committed to LSU earlier this month.

The 6-foot-1, 226-pounder also considered Alabama and Texas. He officially committed on January 2. "I chose LSU because I felt home there," Fournette said at the time. "I have a great relationship with both coaches, Coach Miles and Coach Frank. ... I was kind of going back and forth, so at the end of the day I prayed on it and I woke up and I felt that LSU was going to be the place for me." Les Miles absolutely needed Fournette's signature, and he got his man. LSU didn't sign a running back in 2013 and recently lost both Jeremy Hill and Alfred Blue early to the NFL. The only thing standing in the way of Fournette starting as a true freshman is Kenny Hilliard.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 14 - 11:47 AM