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LSU's Fournette earns consensus All-America honors

Leonard Fournette receives a ball from Coach Les Miles to celebrate setting a new school record. (Source: WAFB) Leonard Fournette receives a ball from Coach Les Miles to celebrate setting a new school record. (Source: WAFB)
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LSU running back Leonard Fournette was named a consensus All-America as a result of appearing on the first team ballot of three of the five most recognized All-America teams, the NCAA announced on Thursday.
 
To be listed as a consensus All-America, players must be named first team on a least two of the five selected All-America teams. The five organizations that are used to determine the consensus All-America team include: American Football Coaches Association, Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America, The Sporting News and Walter Camp Foundation.
 
Fournette, who currently leads the nation with 158.3 rushing yards per game, earned first team All-America honors from the AP, Football Writers and Walter Camp. He was a second team selection by The Sporting News.
  
Fournette broke Alexander’s single-season LSU rushing record this season as he’s accounted for 1,741 yards and 18 touchdowns, which is one shy of tying the school mark.
 
Fournette and the Tigers return to action on Dec. 29 when LSU faces Texas Tech in the AdvoCare Texas Bowl at NRG Stadium in Houston. Kickoff for the contest is set for 8 p.m. on ESPN.
 
LSU’s All-Time List of Consensus All-Americas
Year       Name                                            Position
1935       Gaynell Tinsley                                 E
1936       Gaynell Tinsley                                 E
1939       Ken Kavanaugh                                E
1954       Sid Fournet                                       T
1958       Billy Cannon                                      B
1959       Billy Cannon                                      B
1961       Roy Winston                                      G
1962       Jerry Stovall                                       B
1970       Mike Anderson                                  LB
                Tommy Casanova                            DB
1971       Tommy Casanova                             DB
1972       Bert Jones                                         QB
1977       Charles Alexander                             RB
1978       Charles Alexander                             RB
1987       Nacho Albergamo                               C
                Wendell Davis                                   WR
1997       Alan Faneca                                        OL
                Chad Kessler                                      P
2001       Josh Reed                                          WR
2003       Chad Lavalais                                     DL
2004       Marcus Spears                                    DL
                Ben Wilkerson                                    C
2006       LaRon Landry                                     DB
2007       Glenn Dorsey                                      DL
                Craig Steltz                                        DB
2010       Josh Jasper                                        PK
                Patrick Peterson                                DB
2011       Morris Claiborne                                 DB
                Tyrann Mathieu                                 CB
2012       Eric Reid                                             DB
2015       Leonard Fournette                              RB
 
2015 NCAA Consensus All-America Team 
Offense
WR—Corey Coleman, Baylor, Jr.
WR—Josh Doctson, TCU, Sr.
^TE—Hunter Henry, Arkansas, Jr.
OL—Joshua Garnett, Stanford, Sr.
OL—Spencer Drango, Baylor, Sr.
OL—Ronnie Stanley, Notre Dame, Sr.
OL—Taylor Decker, Ohio St., Sr.
C—Ryan Kelly, Alabama, Sr.
QB—Deshaun Watson, Clemson, So.
RB—Derrick Henry, Alabama, Jr.
RB—Leonard Fournette, LSU, So.
PK—Ka’imi Fairbairn, UCLA, Sr.
+Returner/All-Purpose—Evan Berry, Tennessee, So.
+Returner/All-Purpose—Christian McCaffrey, Stanford, So.
 
Defense
DL—Carl Nassib, Penn St., Sr.
DL—Shaq Lawson, Clemson, Jr.
DL—A’Shawn Robinson, Alabama, Jr.
DL—Joey Bosa, Ohio St., Jr.
LB—Reggie Ragland, Alabama, Sr.
LB—Tyler Matakevich, Temple, Sr.
LB—Jaylon Smith, Notre Dame, Jr.
DB—Desmond King, Iowa, Jr.
DB—Jeremy Cash, Duke, Sr.
DB—Vernon Hargreaves, III, Florida, Jr.
DB—Jalen Ramsey, Florida St., Jr.
P—Tom Hackett, Utah, Sr.
 

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