Leonard Fournette drafted fourth overall by the Jacksonville Jag - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Leonard Fournette drafted fourth overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars

Courtesy: Mark LaGrange Courtesy: Mark LaGrange
(WVUE) -

Former LSU Tiger and New Orleans native Leonard Fournette has been drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars as the fourth pick overall in the 2017 NFL Draft. 

Fournette is a former running back for the LSU Tigers and a former standout at St. Augustine High School. The 6’1”, 240 pound running back declared himself for the draft after his junior year. 

It was predicted that Fournette would be drafted in the first round in the top ten. According to ESPN, he entered the draft as a top five draft pick with a draft score of 93. 

Fournette is known for his strength on the field and his ability to fight off defenders. Despite his size, Fournette ran a 4.51 in the 40-yard dash during LSU’s Pro Day. 

Fournette finished his 2016 season at LSU with 129 carries for 843 yards and eight touchdowns. A chronic ankle injury caused him to sit out a few games during the season including the team’s appearance at the Citrus Bowl. 

Copyright 2017 WVUE. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Flash flood threat through Tuesday

    Flash flood threat through Tuesday

    Monday, July 24 2017 12:35 PM EDT2017-07-24 16:35:44 GMT
    Street flooding occurred on Monday morning for parts of Hwy 90 in Biloxi.Street flooding occurred on Monday morning for parts of Hwy 90 in Biloxi.

    Heavy rain across South Mississippi has kicked off the new week, leading to a significant flooding threat. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for South Mississippi until Tuesday evening.

    More >>

    Heavy rain across South Mississippi has kicked off the new week, leading to a significant flooding threat. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for South Mississippi until Tuesday evening.

    More >>
  • Stone County soaked, but flood waters recede quickly

    Stone County soaked, but flood waters recede quickly

    Monday, July 24 2017 12:00 PM EDT2017-07-24 16:00:10 GMT
    Rains have made roads across South Mississippi very slick (Photo Source: MDOT)Rains have made roads across South Mississippi very slick (Photo Source: MDOT)

    Stone County Emergency Management Director Raven James says he hasn’t seen this much rain a long time, but as quickly as the rain fell, it’s receding. Reports indicate as much as seven inches of rain fell on Wiggins and its surrounding communities. James said throughout the morning downpour, ditches filled up, spilling water on to several roads.

    More >>

    Stone County Emergency Management Director Raven James says he hasn’t seen this much rain a long time, but as quickly as the rain fell, it’s receding. Reports indicate as much as seven inches of rain fell on Wiggins and its surrounding communities. James said throughout the morning downpour, ditches filled up, spilling water on to several roads.

    More >>
  • Educators learn life-saving techniques to protect your children

    Educators learn life-saving techniques to protect your children

    Monday, July 24 2017 11:28 AM EDT2017-07-24 15:28:00 GMT
    Harrison County school administrators go to class today to learn life-saving techniques that can protect their students (Photo Source: WLOX News Now)Harrison County school administrators go to class today to learn life-saving techniques that can protect their students (Photo Source: WLOX News Now)

    Harrison County school administrators, principals, and assistant principals are spending the day learning about potentially life-saving safety techniques that can be used in schools. The training is being offered by the Mississippi Department of Homeland Security and the Mississippi Law Enforcement Training Academy.

    More >>

    Harrison County school administrators, principals, and assistant principals are spending the day learning about potentially life-saving safety techniques that can be used in schools. The training is being offered by the Mississippi Department of Homeland Security and the Mississippi Law Enforcement Training Academy.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly