Report: LSU RB Leonard Fournette Announces He Will Not Play In Citrus Bowl
Louisiana State University's running back Leonard Fournette's college career is over.
The Tigers' most explosive player removed himself from playing with team in the Citrus Bowl in order to let his ankle heal and get ready for his all but certain future in the the NFL.
While an emotional choice for himself and his LSU teammates, Fournette announced his decision with poise and class at the podium on Friday.
— Nick Suss (@nicksuss) December 16, 2016
During three seasons in purple and gold, Fournette rushed for a monstrous 3,830 yards and 40 touchdowns.
Though it's a huge blow for LSU on the field, Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron was nothing but supportive of his star player's decision.
I want to wish all of the best to Leonard Fournette as he pursues his professional football career. He's a great member of The Tiger Family!
— Coach Ed Orgeron (@Coach_EdOrgeron) December 16, 2016
With LSU failing to make a CFB playoff berth, there is much less incentive for Fournette to risk further injury by playing in the bowl game.
Additionally, with a hopefully promising NFL career on the horizon, Fournette definitely is making the smart decision to be able to take care of his daughter.
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