LSU running back Leonard Fournette is expected to be one of the top players in college football next season. But the star junior tailback is preparing for the worst.
Fournette has two insurance policies in place that are each worth $10 million, according to CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd. The insurance policies are there to protect Fournette financially if he should suffer a career-ending injury or any circumstances that would lead to him falling from his projected NFL draft spot.
Fournette has a contingency plan in place, but that doesn’t mean he thinks about ever having to use it.
“I don’t think about it,” Fournette told Dodd. “This is the second time I’m actually talking about it. I leave everything in God’s hands.”
Dodd reports that Fournette is now one of the most heavily insured players in college football history and deservedly so. Fournette ran for 1,953 yards and 22 touchdowns as a sophomore. His incredible sophomore campaign reignited the debate over whether star collegiate players should sit out their required third year to prevent injury and preserve value at the next level.
Fournette has no plans of sitting out next season, but it’s hard not to think about the inherent risk of potentially losing millions of dollars on one play. The perils of football are unpredictable, which is why Fournette has taken out a couple lofty insurance policies.