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Leonard Fournette

American football running back

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American football running back Source: Google

Running back Leonard Joseph Fournette III plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the National Football League. In the 2017 NFL Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars selected him with the fourth overall pick.

Early Life & Family

On January 18, 1995, in New Orleans, Louisiana, Leonard Fournette was born to his parents Lory Fournette and Leonard Jr. Fournette

It was a violent and gang-infested neighborhood, especially in the years following Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Leonard Fournette, Leonard’s younger brother, and sisters LaNata and LaTae Fournette made up Leonard’s family while he was growing up.

The younger brother of running back Leonard Fournette, Leonard Fournette, was detained and accused of illegal gambling in May 2017.

At the L’Auberge Casino in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Lanard, 20, is accused of using another person’s identification to gamble.

According to reports, Leonard’s brother left the casino after being interrogated by security.

He was later charged with gambling with a fake ID and lodged in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison, though.

High School

Fournette excelled in football while attending St. Augustine High School.

The player became the first freshman to receive a scholarship offer from Louisiana State after rushing for more than 2,500 yards and 30 touchdowns in his rookie season.

Similar to this, Leonard finished his second season with 1,900 yards and 27 touchdowns on the ground.

His 2,135 rushing yards and 31 touchdowns earned him a spot on the LFCA Class 4A First-Team All-State team as a junior.

One of the most highly recruited athletes to come out of Louisiana, Leonard was widely regarded as the best running back prospect in his class.

College Career

After excelling at St. Augustine High School, Fournette had almost unheard-of anticipation going into college in 2014.

He was named the 2013 USA Today High School Football Offensive Player of the Year, and 247Sports.com, ESPN, and CBS Sports ranked him as the top recruit in the 2014 senior class.

After his sophomore year at LSU in 2015, he was chosen as an All-America player by the majority of voters.

The player’s 1,953 rushing yards and 22 rushing touchdowns set a school single-season record.

Professional Career

Fourth overall in 2017, the Jacksonville Jaguars selected Leonard Fournette. He scored a rushing touchdown of at least 90 yards, making him the NFL’s youngest player.

In each of the first six games of his career, he became the first player to score a touchdown from scrimmage.
In 2017, he committed to the Jaguars for a four-year, $27 million deal that included an $18 million signing bonus.

On September 6, 2020, Leonard also agreed to a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

On March 20, 2022, the running back signed a three-year, $21 million contract to extend his time with the team.

 

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Injuries & Setbacks

Prior to the 2016 season, Fournette sprained his high ankle during a practice game. But he was able to play in the Lambeau Field season opener against Wisconsin after recovering in time.

Late in the Wisconsin game, the player suffered a bruised ankle. As a result, he was unable to play against Jacksonville State the following week.

On September 24, while rushing for 101 yards against SEC West rival Auburn, he sustained a new injury, forcing him to miss the following two contests.

Leonard also sustained another injury in 2021. On December 23, 2021, he was placed on injured reserve after sustaining a hamstring injury in Week 15.

Career Highlights and Awards

  • (LV) Super Bowl champion
  • 2015 Consensus All-American
  • 2015 First-team All-SEC
  • 2016 Second-team All-SEC

Leonard Fournette | Girlfriend

Jamie Jones and NFL player Leonard Fournette reportedly had a relationship. But as of right now, they are rumored to be no longer together!

Jamie’s brother introduced them to each other for the first time. They started dating in the 2010s, but little is known about it because neither of them has made it public.

Despite no longer being a couple, they are the parents of two adorable children! Leonard IV Fournette, their son, and Lyric Fournette, their daughter.

 

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Controversies

While Fournette was a member of the Jaguars, he was seen on camera yelling at a spectator during a loss to the Titans.

Likewise, he received an indefinite suspension for leaving the field to confront defensive lineman Shaq Lawson of the Buffalo Bills.

The guaranteed money in Fournette’s contract was then revoked, the Jaguars informed him.

Arrest

In April 2019, Fournette was detained at a car wash for speeding, driving with a suspended license, and having the wrong window tint on the side and rearview mirrors.

Due to unpaid speeding tickets, his license was suspended in November. Leonard was only in the Duval County Jail for a short period of time, but it had a profound impact on him.

Age, Height, and Weight

Fournette is 27 years old and was born on January 18, 1995. Regarding his height, he stands 6 feet/1.82 m/182 cm and weighs around 103 kg/227 lbs.

Net worth and Salary

The NFL career of the football player has been successful. His current net worth is estimated to have  $10 million.

A $12 million guarantee and a $7 million average annual salary are also included in the contract.

Additionally, Fournette will receive a $5 million signing bonus in addition to a $2 million base salary in 2022.

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FAQ’s

Social Media

  • Instagram: @leonardfournette
  • Twitter: @_fournette
  • Quick Facts

    Full Name Leonard Joseph Fournette III
    Date of Birth January 18, 1995
    Birth Place New Orleans, Louisiana
    Nick Name Button
    Religion Christianity
    Nationality American
    Ethnicity Multiracial
    Zodiac Sign Capricorn
    Age 27 Years Old
    Height 6 feet/1.82 m/182 cm
    Weight 103 kg/227 lbs.
    Hair Color Black
    Eye Color Dark Brown
    Build Athletic, Muscular
    Father’s Name Leonard Jr. Fournette
    Mother’s Name Lory Fournette
    Siblings Lanard Fournette, LaNata Fournette and LaTae Fournette
    High School St. Augustine High School
    College  Louisiana State University
    Marital Status Unmarried
    Ex- Girlfriend Jamie Jones
    Profession NFL player
    Position Running Back
    Team Arizona Cardinals
    Active Years 2017-Present
    NFL Draft Round: 3, Pick: 105, 2017
    Salary $2 Million
    Net Worth $10 Million
    Social Media Instagram, Twitter

 

 

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