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Fournette named to Doak Walker Award Watch List

Leonard Fournette (Source: WAFB) Leonard Fournette (Source: WAFB)

LSU running back Leonard Fournette has been named to the 2016 Doak Walker Award Watch List.

The award recognizes the nation's premier running back for his accomplishments on the field, achievement in the classroom and citizenship in the community. 

Fournette finished the 2015 season with 300 carries for 1,953 yards and 22 touchdowns. He averaged 6.5 yards per carry and 162.8 yards per game. 

The junior also caught 19 passes for 253 yards and one touchdown. 

On Tuesday, Fournette was ranked the No. 1 player in Sports Illustrated's top 100.

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