Fournette previously appeared on watch lists for the Hornung Award (most versatile player) and Maxwell Award (player of the year). LSU has never produced a recipient of the Doak Walker Award, which has been handed out since 1990.
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.
Fournette was one of three LSU players selected to attend SEC Media Days. Those three and Les Miles will make their media rounds Thursday morning.
The SEC produced nine running backs on the Doak Walker watch list. The conference has produced only four winners of the award in its 25-year history.
LSU has now had eight different players included on preseason watch lists for 12 awards. Here's the full list:
Hornung Award (Most Versatile Player) - Leonard Fournette
Maxwell Award (Player of the Year) - Leonard Fournette
Rimington Award (Best Center) - Ethan Pocic
Guy Award (Best Punter) - Jamie Keehn
Outland Trophy (Best Interior Lineman) - Vadal Alexander
Nagurski Trophy (Best Defensive Player) - Kendell Beckwith, Jalen Mills
Butkus Award (Best Linebacker) - Kendell Beckwith
Lombardi Award (Best Lineman) - Vadal Alexander, Toby Weathersby
Biletnikoff Award (Best Wide Receiver) - Travin Dural
Wuerffel Trophy (Community Service, Academics) - Jamie Keehn
Doak Walker Award (Best Running Back) - Leonard Fournette