Not only is LSU running back Leonard Fournette one of the most dominating players in college football, he also seems to be one of the most humble. When Fournette was a senior in high school, he was awarded the Greater New Orleans Quarterback Prep Player of the Year Award in December 2013.
He did one of the most honorable things that you can do after winning an award: He gave it away. He gave his award to Eugene Wells, a quarterback at East Jefferson High School. Fournette attended St. Augustine, a rival school to Wells’s.
“I’d like to thank you all again for picking me as Prep Player of the Year,’’ Fournette, then a senior, told NOLA.com. “But I feel like I’ve seen (Wells) grow as a young man, so I feel like Eugene Wells deserves this.’’
According to 247Sports, Fournette has performed that humble act once again. Wednesday morning, LSU head coach Les Miles joined SiriusXM College Sports Nation and told them how Fournette gave away his team MVP award to fullback John David Moore.
Moore has just recently earned a scholarship after he worked his way up to a starting role after joining the team as a walk-on. Fournette gave away the award after his career-high 228 yards and three touchdowns on just 19 carries in the Tigers’ 45-21 win over Auburn.
I guess Fournette realizes that he couldn’t have earned the award alone. Moore is just one of the many big bodies blocking for him every week. I’m sure this won’t be the last time Fournette wins this award and I’m sure it’s not the last time we see his humble attitude.
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