BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The purple jersey that LSU running back Leonard Fournette wore in the Tigers' 45-24 win over South Carolina on October 10 will go on auction Saturday morning.
The game between LSU and South Carolina was was moved to Tiger Stadium because of flooding on the East Coast. Fournette announced after that game he wanted to auction off the jersey to raise money for the victims of the disaster much the way his family had been affected by Hurricane Katrina.
Fournette will autograph the jersey and an opening bid of $7,000 will get things started at 7 a.m. CT Saturday, November 7.
"Having been through a similar situation with my family during Hurricane Katrina when I was 10 years old, this is something that I wanted to do to help those in need," Fournette said of the jersey auction. "The generosity of people helped my family make it through Hurricane Katrina. I'm hopeful that the money raised with this auction can make a difference for those flood victims in South Carolina."
Along with Fournette's jersey, the winning bidder will also get two helmets, one from each team that was worn in the game, autographed by head coaches Les Miles and Steve Spurrier and a notarized letter of authenticity.