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#27 Lanard Fournette Season 2018

Running Back
New Orleans, La.
High School
St. Augustine HS

Versatile running back that excels catching the ball out of the backfield … Had his best season in 2018 and then followed that with an outstanding spring … Has positioned himself for more playing time as a senior in 2019 … For career, has seen action in 21 games with two starts … Has 126 career rushing yards and one touchdown to go along with six career receptions for 55 yards … Is the younger brother of former LSU All-American and Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette … Leonard Fournette finished his LSU as the fourth-leading rusher in school history with 3,830 yards … The Fournette brothers (Leonard and Lanard) have rushed for more yards than any other brother combination in LSU history as they have accounted for 3,956 yards (Leonard 3,830; Lanard 126) … Graduated in May of 2019 with a degree in sports administration.

Had his best season as a Tiger, playing in 13 games with a pair of starts … Starts came against Miami in the season-opener and against Texas A&M in the regular-season finale … Rushed for 106 yards and one TD on 12 carries … Caught six passes for 55 yards … Had best game of career in seven overtime contest against Texas A&M as he rushed twice for 48 yards and caught two passes for 28 yards … Had a career-long 46 yard run in the fourth quarter vs. the Aggies that led to a Tiger touchdown and a 31-24 advantage … Rushed seven times for 45 yards and first career TD in win over Rice … Scored on a 3-yard run early in the fourth quarter in the win over Rice … Added two receptions for 10 yards vs. the Owls … Rushed for 13 yards and caught a pass for 12 yards in win over Ole Miss.

Played in five games with no starts … Made his first career catch, a seven-yard reception, in the home opener against UT-Chattanooga.

Played in three games with no starts … Rushed a total of five times for 13 yards … Saw first action of career against Jacksonville State and had one rushing yard on two carries … Followed that with 12 yards on three carries, including a five-yard run against Missouri … Added a tackle against Missouri.

Redshirted as a true freshman in 2015.

Rated as a three-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Scout … Battled injuries during his senior year but still accounted for 141 rushing yards with five touchdowns and 71 receiving yards with one touchdown … Registered 460 all-purpose yards and six touchdowns his junior season as a complement to older brother Leonard … Coached by Cyril Crutchfield … Also ran track all four years of high school … Graduated with honors.

Full name is Lanard Joseph Fournette … Parents are Lory and Leonard Fournette … Older brother is former LSU standout running back and first round NFL Draft pick Leonard Fournette … Also has two sisters, LaNata and LaTae … Born Jan. 2, 1997.

Lanard Fournette’s Career Highs
Rushing Attempts: 7 vs. Rice, 2018
Rushing Yards: 48 vs. Texas A&M, 2018
Rushing TDs: 1 vs. Rice
Longest Rush: 46 vs. Texas A&M, 2018

Receptions: 2, 2x (Last: 2 vs. Texas A&M, 2018; First: 2 vs. Rice, 2018)
Receiving Yards: 28 vs. Texas A&M, 2018
Receiving TDs: 0
Longest Reception: 19 vs. Texas A&M, 2018

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