ESPN put together this great video on LSU running back Leonard Fournette and his experiences from Hurricane Katrina when he was just 10-years old that shaped him in to the man he is today.

ESPN writer David Ching also put together a great piece of 16 LSU players telling their own stories during Hurricane Katrina. Here is an excerpt from sophomore runnning back Darrel Williams:

Hometown: Marrero, La.

We evacuated probably two or three days before and went to Opelousas, Louisiana. We stayed there almost a whole year. Our house didn't hold up at all. My room was caved in. Just the whole house was just messed up. It was so bad we had to move into another house.

It was just like a heartbreaker because the house I'd stayed in my whole life, it was gone. We had to live in a trailer until our house got fixed. We were there for about a year. Read more.
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"10 years old when Katrina hit...."

that hit home. hard.
i feel ancient.
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Leonard Fournette: LSU Running Back...Lanard Fournette: Leonard's Brother.... Lanard is an LSU player too ya know, ESPN.
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Wow! I feel old.
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