LSU coach Les Miles praised running back Leonard Fournette for his humility and modest leadership on Monday. Fournette exemplified those kind words this week.
According to Shea Dixon of 247Sports.com, Miles told SiriusXM College Sports Nation on Wednesday that Fournette was named the team’s MVP after his 228-yard, three-touchdown performance against Auburn last Saturday. Instead of accepting, Fournette gave the award to John David Moore, LSU’s first-year starting fullback who recently earned a scholarship after walking onto the roster.
This comes as no surprise to many who have followed Fournette throughout his career. Fournette was named Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club’s Prep Player of the Year Award in 2013 and gave that award away to an opposing quarterback, according to Dixon.
Fournette is not only a star on the field, but also a class act off of it.
Miles on No. 7: He's very humble, wants to achieve as a group, as a team. His teammates enjoy him. Root for him to have days he's had.#LSU
— Scott Rabalais (@RabalaisAdv) September 21, 2015