Leonard Fournette

Leonard Fournette

Preseason

Chance of Injury in 2020: question mark 96%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 18.2%
Projected Games missed for 2020: question mark 2.8
Durability: question mark 2

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Leonard Fournette Player Overview

Leonard Joseph Fournette III is 25 years old and was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Fournette grew up in the seventh ward, a known troubled area affected by violence and gang activity, especially after Hurricane Katrina.

Fournette credited Katrina as jumpstarting his football career after he moved to Houston and then back again within one year because of the hurricane evacuation. He played football at Saint Augustine high school and also competed in track and field.

Fournette started since his freshman year in high school and compiled 7,619 rushing yards and 88 touchdowns over his four-year career. He was the first-ever freshman to earn a scholarship offer from LSU after he ran for 2,500 yards and 30 touchdowns in his freshman season in high school. Beast!

He won the USA Today Offensive Player of the Year award as a senior in high school and participated in the Under Armour All-American game. He was considered the best running back prospect of his class, and ESPN ranked him number one in 2014.

He chose to attend Louisiana State University (LSU), and hyped as “the next Adrian Peterson.” In 13 games as a freshman, Fournette rushed 187 times for 1,034 yards and 10 touchdowns, catching 7 passes for 127 yards.

In his sophomore season, he rushed for 271 times for 1,953 yards, impressive 6.4 yards per carry and 22 touchdowns, chipping in 18 receptions for 209 yards and one touchdown, despite only playing in 11 games.

In his final year at LSU, Fournette struggled with injuries, suffering a grade 2 ankle sprain in August that caused him to miss a total of six games throughout the season. Less than a month later, he suffered a knee bruise, which held him out of another game.

In total, he rushed 129 times for 843 yards, 6.5 yards per carry and 8 touchdowns, chipping in 15 receptions for 146 yards. Fournette finished his college career rushing for 3,830 yards, the fourth most by an LS…

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Leonard Fournette Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Jan 1, 2020 NFL Cervical Neck Strain Leonard Fournette missed the season finale against the Colts as he was listed as a limited participant on practice report due to a neck injury.
Sep 30, 2018 NFL Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 Fournette re-injured his right hamstring in his return against the Jets and missed the following 4 games. He returned after the Week 9 bye.
Sep 9, 2018 NFL Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 Fournette strained his right hamstring in the 2nd quarter against the Giants and missed the following 2 games.
Dec 10, 2017 NFL Leg Quad Bruise Fournette missed 1 game after taking a hard hit from Earl Thomas.
Oct 15, 2017 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Fournette missed 1 game.
Aug 12, 2017 NFL Pedal Foot Fournette said someone stepped on his left foot. The rookie missed the final 3 preseason games but returned for Week 1.
Sep 3, 2016 Non-NFL Knee Bruise Fournette was held out of 1 game.
Aug 13, 2016 Non-NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain Grade 2 Fournette couldn't shake an ankle injury that popped up in August. He missed 6 total games spread across the 2016 season.