Bidding for Leonard Fournette jersey surpasses $35,000, proceeds to help flood victims
LSU tailback Leonard Fournette might have broken a record on Saturday before he even took a handoff. Bidding opened for Fournette’s game-worn jersey against South Carolina Saturday at 7 a.m. and the top bid rose to $35,050 as of 5 p.m. on Saturday, according to The Advocate.
Based on updates from The Advocate, that top bid is believed to have set a record for a game-worn college jersey. A jersey worn by Notre Dame’s Paul Hornung fetched the highest known winning bid on record at $26,290.
Fournette announced in a postgame interview following LSU’s 45-24 victory over South Carolina that he would auction off the jersey to help the relief effort in South Carolina after floods ravaged the area. The excessive flooding forced South Carolina to move its home game to Baton Rouge, La. The auction included signed game-worn helmets from LSU coach Les Miles and South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier. LSU’s victory turned out to be Spurrier’s final game at South Carolina.