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Leonard Fournette drafted in the first round by the Jacksonville Jaguars

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PHILADELPHIA, PA (WAFB) -

The Jacksonville Jaguars have drafted former LSU running back Leonard Fournette with the 4th pick of the first round.

The talented running back from New Orleans left LSU as one of the all-time greats in the program, rushing for 3,380 yards, a 6.2 yard per carry average and 40 touchdowns.

Fournette fought through a nagging ankle injury throughout the 2016 season. He played in seven games, rushing for 843 yards, eight touchdowns and a 6.5 yard per carry average.

Fournette leaves as LSU as one of the most decorated players in school history:
2016 Second Team All-SEC (Coaches, AP)
2016 SEC Offensive Player of the Week (vs. Ole Miss)
2015 Consensus All-America 
2015 First-Team All-America (AP, FWAA, Walter Camp)
2015 SEC Men’s Sportsmanship Award Recipient
2015 All-SEC First Team (Coaches, AP)
2015 Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week (vs. Auburn)
2015 FWAA National Offensive Player of the Week (vs. Auburn)
2015 Maxwell Award National Player of the Week (vs. Auburn)
2015 SEC Offensive Player of the Week (at Mississippi State, vs. Auburn, at Syracuse)
2015 Doak Walker Award Finalist
2014 All-SEC Freshman Team
2014 SEC Freshman of the Week (at Florida, vs. Ole Miss, at Texas A&M)
2014 Athlon Sports National Freshman of the Week (vs. Ole Miss)

Fournette will play with the jersey number 27. He wore number 7 for three years at LSU, but in the NFL jersey numbers are restricted to position. Numbers 20-29 are reserved for running backs and defensive backs.

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