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LSU RB Leonard Fournette leads college football's top workhorses

LSU RB Leonard Fournette (Source: WAFB) LSU RB Leonard Fournette (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

LSU running back Leonard Fournette has been named the "top workhorse" in college football by NFL Media Analyst Bucky Brooks.

It's uncommon for such a hyped player to match the buzz surrounding his game, but the LSU star might be even better than his reputation. Fournette displays a rare combination of strength, power, balance and body control with the ball in his hands, which is why defenders have such a tough time bringing him down between the tackles.

Measuring 6-foot-1, 230 pounds, he's capable of running through or around defenders on inside plays, but he also flashes the agility and burst (see spin move) to turn the corner on sweeps into the boundary. Fournette's unique talents allow him to shine in an old-school Power-I offense that routinely faces eight- and nine-man fronts.

Rounding out "Bucky's Best" top five are Florida State running back Dalvin Cook, Georgia running back Nick Chubb, Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey and North Carolina running back Elijah Hood.

Fournette and the rest of the Tigers hit the field on Saturday, Sept 3 against the Wisconsin Badgers in Green Bay, WI.

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