Louisiana is a state filled with skilled amateur athletes, so any time you’re picked as the very best among them, it’s worth celebrating.
To receive that designation twice is even more special.
On Thursday, the Sugar Bowl announced that Leonard Fournette is now a two-time recipient of the James J. Corbett Award, which honors the top male amateur athlete in the state of Louisiana.
Fournette will be honored Saturday, Aug. 6 as part of the Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame Banquet at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, according to the Sugar Bowl’s release.
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“He’s a great teammate, unselfish,” LSU coach Les Miles said, according to the Sugar Bowl. “He wants for the team. He has great leadership. I think he’s going to have a great year. He’s poised to be better than he was last year.”
According to the release, Fournette was the first-ever high school athlete to win the Corbett in 2014 after being touted as one of the top high school football player in the country.
With a strong season in 2016, he could have the opportunity to become the award’s first-ever three-time winner in what is likely his final year as an amateur athlete.