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LSU junior running back Leonard Fournette has been named the men’s recipient of the 2015-16 SEC Sportsmanship Award. Per

Leonard Fournette of LSU earned the men's SEC Sportsmanship Award for his actions in support of the people of South Carolina after unprecedented flooding in that state.

LSU's scheduled road game against South Carolina was moved to Baton Rouge due to the flooding, reminiscent of the devastation in New Orleans that Fournette experienced in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. During a live on-air interview with ESPN following LSU's game against the Gamecocks, Fournette announced to the nation that he would auction his jersey from the game to help the flood victims in South Carolina. The jersey auction was approved by the NCAA and raised $101,000, the most ever generated for an auction by an active college student-athlete.
The other recepits on the award are Florida track & field star Lloydricia Cameron and the Kentucky Volleyball team and support staff.

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Gumbo195 months
Great young man and even in high school, he did not let the spotlight on him turn him into an a-hole. I congratulate him on this award and wish him the best.
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theBru95 months
A true's not about the statistics in his mind, it's about how you are as a person...good luck in 2016 LF7...
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LSU Patrick95 months
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GaTiger2795 months
Great player, but an even better man
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GoldenAge95 months
Well deserved! Congrats young man
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