LSU running back Leonard Fournette finished his season with an impressive accolade. The sophomore was named a consensus All-American by the NCAA on Thursday.
Fournette was named first team All-American by the Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America and the Walter Camp Foundation. Those nominations merited him a consensus spot on the NCAA’s All-American team.
Fournette ran for 1,741 yards and 18 touchdowns and led the nation with 158.3 rushing yards per game during his breakout season. He is LSU’s first consensus All-American since Eric Reid earned the honor in 2012 and the first LSU running back to accomplish the feat since Charles Alexander in 1978.
Fournette was one of eight SEC players to earn consensus All-American honors. Alabama tailback Derrick Henry, Arkansas tight end Hunter Henry, Alabama center Ryan Kelly, Tennessee return man Evan Berry, Alabama defensive lineman A’Shawn Robinson, Crimson Tide linebacker Reggie Ragland and Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III joined Fournette on the team.