Like Leonard Fournette, former South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore was once considered the best running back in the SEC.
Of course, a serious injury to his right knee ended his college football career and, eventually, his football career overall.
After his alma mater fell to Fournette and LSU, 45-24, on Saturday, LSU’s Heisman Trophy hopeful announced he was going to auction off his jersey to benefit those who were affected by the floods in South Carolina.
“Wow what a class act,” Lattimore tweeted out when he got wind of the news.
Fournette and many members of the LSU football program were impacted by Hurricane Katrina 10 years ago. Fournette himself was forced to live under the Claiborne Bridge in New Orleans with his family for a few days when the hurricane hit in the summer of 2005.
South Carolina’s home game against LSU was moved from Columbia, S.C. to Baton Rouge, La. on Saturday because of the flooding caused by Hurricane Joaquin.
Fournette could certainly appreciate what many of the Gamecocks players and fans were going through this past week.
Wow what a class act by @_fournette you are appreciated
— Marcus Lattimore (@MarcusLattimore) October 10, 2015