Leonard Fournette

Position: Running Back

Height/Weight: 6’1″, 235 lbs.

Date of Birth: January 18, 1995

Place of Birth: New Orleans, Louisiana

College: Louisiana State University 

Drafted: 1st Round, 4th Overall by Jacksonville Jaguars


Leonard Fournette is a running back for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Born and raised in New Orleans, LA, Fournette attended St. Augustine High School. A four-year starter and one of the most decorated prospects in Louisiana high school football history, Fournette committed to nearby Louisiana State University.

Fournette put together a historic sophomore campaign at LSU, becoming just the 10th player in FBS history to record 1,000 rushing yards by the fifth game of the season and finishing sixth in Heisman voting. Following a successful junior campaign, Fournette announced his intention to declare for the NFL Draft on December 5th, 2016. Later that month, he signed with Roc Nation Sports ahead of the Draft.

On April 27, 2017, Leonard Fournette was drafted 4th overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Fournette has shined off the field, as well— in 2015, he earned the SEC Sportsmanship Award for his support for the victims of the South Carolina flooding.

Fournette’s brand partners include Under Armour, Panini America, Life10 and MET-Rx.


Career Highlights:

  • Coaches & AP’s Second-Team All-SEC (2016)
  • Consensus First-Team All-American (2015)
  • Coaches & AP’s All-SEC First Team (2015)
  • SEC Men’s Sportsmanship Award Recipient (2015)
  • All-SEC Freshman Team (2014)
  • First SEC player to rush for 200 yards in three consecutive games (2014)