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LSU's Fournette tops SI.com list of Top 100 college football players

7 years 7 months 1 week ago Tuesday, July 12 2016 Jul 12, 2016 July 12, 2016 10:42 AM July 12, 2016 in Sports
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Sports Illustrated reported that LSU star running back Leonard Fournette is No. 1 among college football players Top 100 Players.

LSU's No. 7 came in at No. 1 on the list which featured four other Tigers including cornerback Tre’Davious White, center Ethan Pocic, safety Jamal Adams and defensive tackle Davon Godchaux. 35 SEC players made the list with Alabama taking the most with nine followed by LSU.

The write-up on Fournette on SI.com reads as follows:

"In terms of pure dominance, no player matches the brute force of Leonard Fournette. As a sophomore in 2015 Fournette led the FBS in rushing yards per game (162.8) and finished third in total rushing yards with 1,953. That total, as well as Fournette's 22 rushing touchdowns, both set LSU single-season records. Oh, and the 6'1", 230-pound brick wall bounced off defenders for a startling 6.5 yards per carry. In two years Fournette is already fourth on the Tigers' career rushing chart (2,987 yards), and he'll enter 2016 as a preseason first-team All-America certainty. If starting a college football team from scratch, one would be remiss to not pick Fournette with the first-overall selection."

The full list can be viewed here.

Fournette was recently in the news when he posted an image of himself wearing a t-shirt in support of officer-involved shooting victim, Alton Sterling.

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