LSU RB Leonard Fournette Ending LSU Career by Skipping Bowl Game

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – LSU running back Leonard Fournette will sit out the 19th-ranked Tigers’ match-up with No. 15 Louisville in the Citrus Bowl, a decision that ends Fournette’s highlight-filled college career.

Fournette portrayed the decision to rest his injured ankle as a mutual one made in consultation with coach Ed Orgeron.

Orgeron says Fournette faced a tough decision but “has a bright future ahead.”

Struggling with an injury nagging him since August, Fournette rushed for 843 yards and eight touchdowns in seven games this season. The junior will be eligible to enter this spring’s NFL draft.

Fournette’s 119.7 yards rushing per game ranks first in LSU history, as do his five 200-yard rushing games and his single-season rushing total of 1,953 yards in 2015.

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