Leonard Fournette on Hornung Award watch list

Leonard Fournette's on the watch list for the award given to college football's most versatile player.

Leonard Fournette was named to the watch list of the Paul Hornung Award given to the most versatile athlete in college football.

Fournette was one of 44 players selected to the watch list by a panel of experts based on a combination of 2014 statistics and expectations for 2015. He was one of 11 sophomores to make the list and six players from the SEC.

He can become the second Hornung Award winner in LSU history. Odell Beckham took home the honor in 2013.

The Hornung Award, named after the 1956 Heisman Trophy winner, enters its sixth season. Past winners include Owen Marecic (Stanford), Brandon Boykin (Georgia), Tavon Austin (West Virginia), Beckham (LSU) and Shaq Thompson (Washington).

Click Here for the entire Hornung Award watch list.

Fournette is a preseason All-American entering 2015. He broke LSU's single season freshman rushing record, racking up 1,034 yards and 10 touchdowns. He led the conference with 137.4 all-purpose yards per game while handling kickoff return duties.

He made the SEC All-Freshman team in 2014 as a running back.


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