It’s always nice having the opportunity to play football with a sibling isn’t it? You have heard of pairs of brothers playing on separate teams in the NFL like Tiki and Ronde Barber or Shannon and Sterling Sharpe, but it’s not every day that the brothers get to play on the same team.
LSU running back Leonard Fournette is easily one of the most dynamic and hyped up players going into the 2015 season after a breakout freshman season that had everyone thinking he would be a Heisman Trophy winner. Fournette now has the opportunity to play alongside his younger brother, Lanard.
Lanard is a three-star running back from the same school Leonard attended, St. Augustine in New Orleans, Louisiana. The two of them played on the same team for two seasons, during Lanard’s freshman and sophomore years.
Because Lanard committed and signed with the Tigers, Leonard decided to add something to the back of his jerseys so fans can distinguish the two. Not like it would really make a difference since the elder brother is certainly going to see the field a lot more often than the younger brother.
It is commonplace for players with the same last name to add the first letter of their first name to the back of their jersey. Because Leonard and Lanard have the same first letter in their first name, Leonard had to lengthen it.
Thank goodness their names were Leonard and Lee. That would have been confusing.
The Tigers open the 2015 season with both Fournette brothers when they host McNeese State on September 5.
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