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Leonard Fournette claims NCAA rushing title

10 months 2 weeks 6 days ago January 12, 2016 Jan 12, 2016 Tuesday, January 12 2016 January 12, 2016 10:57 AM in LSU Sports
Source: WBRZ
By: Joe Hagan

BATON ROUGE- Even after LSU's football season has ended, Leonard Fournette continues to impress. The standout sophomore was named the 2015 NCAA rushing champion after racking up an average of 162.8 yards per game this season.

Fournette's most recent achievement makes him the first player in LSU history to lead the nation in rushing.

The NCAA released the final 2015 statistics after Monday's championship matchup between Clemson and Alabama. In 2015 Fournette managed to gain 1,953 yards and 22 touchdowns over the course of 12 games.

The rushing title is just the most recent honor for Fournette. This year he also set the LSU record for 200-yard games in a season (4), and tied the school mark for games with at least 100 yards rushing (10).

After the Tigers' victory against Texas Tech in the Texas Bowl, Fournette said he's already looking ahead to next season and hopes to bring home a national championship. He'll enter the 2016 season with 2,987 rushing yards, putting him at fourth on the all-time LSU list.

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