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Junior running back Leonard Fournette has announced that he will not play in the Citrus Bowl, ending his football career at LSU.

He finished with 3,830 rushing yards and 40 touchdowns as a Tiger.

Fournette, along with head coach Ed Orgeron spoke to the media on Friday afternoon about his decision which was made because of his lingering ankle injury that has still not 100-percent healed. Per LSUSports.net:
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Fournette, a New Orleans native who was rated as the No. 1 high school recruit in the nation at St. Augustine High School, rushed for 100 or more yards four times in 2016 and briefly held the school’s single-game rushing record with 284 yards in an October win over Ole Miss.

Fournette finishes his LSU career ranked No. 4 in school history in rushing yards (3,830) and rushing touchdowns (40). His 119.7 rushing yards per game is a school-record and as his five 200-yard rushing games. Fournette ranks tied for third in LSU history in 100-yard rushing games with 19.

Fournette holds LSU’s single-season records for rushing yards (1,953 in 2015), rushing touchdowns (22 in 2015), overall touchdowns (23 in 2015), 200-yard games (4 in 2015), 100-yard games (10 in 2015), and rushing yards per game (162.8 in 2015).

He’s also the LSU single-game record holder for points (30 vs. Texas Tech, 2015) and touchdowns in a game (5 vs. Texas Tech, 2015).


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54 Comments
Dude is on another level when healthy. Smart move to sit out. Most of these bowl games don't mean much
Reply60 months
Sucks for him he didn't go to Bama, could have had 3 rings. Hopefully other recruits don't see his mistake and still come to LSU but I don't blame them. LSU was not the nest business decision from his standpoint; he would have won 2 heismans and been No. 1 overall pick in the draft
Reply60 months
Eat a dick
60 months
that's low down and ignorant too.
60 months
Damn, I at least wanted to see him crack 4000 yards in 3 years (would have been the first in the SEC to do so since Herschel), when I saw that he had no chance at the 2000 mark. I at least wanted him to have his 3rd straight 1000 yard season. Thanks for everything man. Even when LSU was struggling with weak arse teams, you gave me something to watch and look forward to. Hopefully land on a team that's really only a few changes away from being dominant.
Reply60 months
Bateman going hard in the stupid paint.
Reply60 months
He's been a prima donna this year. Hopefully for his sake he can regain his competitive edge in the pros.
Reply60 months
Thank you LF7, class act always. Love you man.
Reply60 months
Another Ben Simmons at LSU all hype no results like playoffs or Tournament appearances. Give me 3 star recruits like Honey Badger any day over 5 star players.
Reply60 months
Ben Simmons? Really? Fournette played 3 years and ranks among the all time team rushing leaders in every category. The only ones he trailed played 4 years. Had he been healthy this year he would have set all the records. And sorry, but it takes a team to win championships. Not just one player.
60 months
This is either troll bait or you're incredibly ignorant.
60 months
What a great talent. Maybe Guice or Akers will match his potential. Goe bless you Leonard, it was great while it lasted.
Reply60 months
Guice >> Fornette
Reply60 months
So many thrilling moments, so much heart! THANK YOU, Buga!!! Now get 100% and go after that RING. I don't follow the pros much, but I will look for you on Sundays. All the best and God Bless, LF7. Forever LSU!
Reply60 months
I was going to the bowl to see Leonard's last game but have cancelled my flight and will sell my tickets.
Reply60 months
No surprise and can't blame him. Enjoyed the time he was here. Still playing in my mind when he bulldozed the A&M player. Good stuff!
Reply60 months
I thought we already knew this?
Reply60 months
Sad that his time here was wasted by inept coaching
Reply60 months
I know it's the wise choice, but I still wanted to see you play one last time - to show the "Heisman" winner what a real athlete looks like. You are the reason I watch sports.
Reply60 months
Well that was disappointing....hopefully he doesn't go to Carolina
Reply60 months
Forever LSU, good luck Leonard, look forward to seeing you on Sunday's.
Reply60 months
Kill the saints for not trading up to pick you LF7.
60 months
Good luck with the browns, buga
Reply60 months
This is honestly very disappointing. Not even one down.
Reply60 months
Did you really think he was going to risk further injury in a game that means nothing?
60 months
Sucks for me, because I wanted to see him one last time, but I understand completely. Get healthy, Leonard, and go wreck shite at the next level.
Reply60 months
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