As LSU’s season spiraled out of the control in the first month of the season, people asked why star running back Leonard Fournette would continue to play for this team.
Fournette is projected to be one of the top picks in next year’s NFL Draft. Scouts already know how good he is, so why should Fournette risk picking up a serious injury and jeopardizing his future?
The junior LSU running back returned to the field this past Saturday and showed his NFL talent, as he rushed for a school record 284 yards. And on Monday, Fournette explained why LSU fans will continue to see him on the field.
“It’s all about competing,” Fournette told SEC Now’s Peter Burns. “No matter what’s at stake, if you love the game of football, as with any sport, you’re going to play with your all until the end.”
Fournette’s next opponent also will be the toughest one he’s faced, as the Tigers take on the Alabama Crimson Tide on Nov. 5. Last season, Alabama held Fournette to 31 yards on 19 carries and a career worst 1.63 yards per carry.
But with this year’s game being played in Death Valley, Fournette is looking forward to another chance against the Crimson Tide.
“Everyone knows they knocked us off last year but we’ll see. That defense is doing tremendous stuff,” Fournette said. “It’s gonna be hectic. They’re undefeated. Just know it’s gonna be one of the best games as a whole.”
Fournette also spoke about how his team reacted when he broke the school’s rushing record. The Tigers are off this weekend. The game against Alabama is scheduled for an 8 p.m. ET kick on CBS.
Leonard Fournette spoke with Peter Burns on SEC Now after his record performance. Stay on the lookout for the full interview later tonight. pic.twitter.com/sKG6FpRe6X
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