Fournette Earns Walter Camp POW Award

by Michael Bonnette (@LSUBonnette)
Football Player Interviews - Sept. 21 +0
Fournette Earns Walter Camp POW Award

BATON ROUGE – Leonard Fournette picked up the first of what could be a handful of player of the week honors on Monday as the sophomore running back was named the Walter Camp Offensive Player of the Week, the organization announced.

Fournette also earned SEC Co-Offensive Player of the Week honors for the second consecutive week. The Walter Camp honor is the first national weekly award for Fournette.

Fournette had arguably the most dominating performance ever for a LSU running back, rushing for a career-best 228 yard and three TDs in the 45-21 victory. Fournette averaged 12.0 yards per carry and scored on runs of 40, 29, and 1 yards.

Fournette opened the contest with a 71-yard run on the first play of the game to set the tone for what would be a 411-yard rushing effort for the Tigers. Fournette’s 228 rushing yards was just 23 shy of breaking the school record of 250 held by Alley Broussard (2004 vs. Ole Miss). It also ranks as the seventh-highest single game total in school history.

LSU’s 411 rushing yards rank as the second-highest total in a SEC game in school history.

With 387 yards in two games, Fournette has rushed more yards during the first two weeks of the season than any player in LSU history.

2015 LSU Football – Player of the Week Honors
Game Player Honor

Mississippi State
Leonard Fournette SEC Offensive Player of the Week
Ethan Pocic SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week

Auburn
Leonard Fournette Walter Camp National Player of Week; SEC Co-Offensive Player of the Week
Vadal Alexander SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week