BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - In 2015, debates raged on between college experts on whether or not LSU's Leonard Fournette should sit out his junior season for fear of an injury that would ruin his NFL career. With news of some serious protection on the field, that talk can now come to a rest.
CBS Sports reported on Thursday that the star running back has two $10 million insurance policies, believed to make Fournette one of the most heavily insured players in college sports history.
Fournette told CBS Sports he did not think about it and he leaves "everything in God's hands."
The junior from New Orleans is predicted to go quickly in next year's NFL Draft. Mel Kiper has Fournette going No. 3 in his "Too-Early 2017 Big Board."
In his sophomore season, Fournette ran for 1,953 yards and scored 22 touchdowns. He average 6.5 yards per carry and 162.8 yards per game on the ground.
Fournette begins his Heisman Trophy journey when LSU travels to Green Bay, WI to play the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday, Sept. 3.