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Fournette jersey auction for South Carolina flood victims breaks record

Source: LSU Athletics Source: LSU Athletics
Source: LSU Athletics Source: LSU Athletics
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

There is about one day left to get bids in for an authentic piece of LSU history.

The jersey, worn by LSU RB Leonard Fournette, reached $35,050 in 22 bids. Fournette wore the jersey when the tigers took on USC in October. Fournette was able to get the NCAA to approve the jersey auction, as all proceeds will go to helping victims of the recent South Carolina floods.

In addition to Fournette's jersey, the winner of the auction will get autographed game helmets by LSU head coach Les Miles, and former USC head coach Steve Spurrier.

The auction is said to have set a record amount for a game-worn college jersey, set by a 2010 auction of a Paul Hornung's Notre Dame jersey.

"Having been through a similar situation with my family during Hurricane Katrina when I was 10 years old, this is something I wanted to do to help those in need," Fournette said in a statement. "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."

The auction runs until Monday at 11 a.m. CST.

Information on the auction can be found at LSU's auction site HERE. More information on how to donate to the relief effort, go to the Red Cross' website HERE.

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