Leonard Fournette ‘hated’ football when he was a kid

LSU running back Leonard Fournette is good, very good. He is, right now, the favorite for the Heisman Trophy after his big performance against Auburn this past Saturday. But what if there was no Fournette? What if he didn’t have three amazing runs against the Tigers last weekend? What if he had actually quit football?

According to SEC Country, Fournette hated the game of football when he was a kid. He actually quit football when he was seven and returned the game not months later, said Ross Dellenger of The Advocate.

Fournette "hated" football. Quit and returned around age 7. #LSU

— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) September 23, 2015

Fournette was banned from parkball at age 13. Had to go play middle school ball with 14-15 year olds. #LSU

— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) September 23, 2015

Fournette obviously got over his disdain for the sport and is now one of the best players in the country. While people are saying that he is easily the favorite for the trophy, he says that he is only focused on one thing: Winning a championship.

Fournette on the Heisman: if I win it I win it. At the end of the day I want to win a championship. #LSU

— Scott Rabalais (@RabalaisAdv) September 23, 2015

Fournette’s teammate defensive back Dwayne Thomas talked about how his teammates phone was freezing up from all the calls and text messages he received following the game. He also said that Fournette has a picture of the national championship trophy as his background on his phone.

#LSU DB Dwayne Thomas says Fournette has photo of national title trophy on his phone he continuously shows teammates pic.twitter.com/JNqHkwLa65

— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) September 22, 2015

LSU is looking like one of the teams to beat in not only the SEC, but in the College Football Playoff race as well. It’s not too crazy to believe that the Tigers have a could chance of playing for the championship come January.

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