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The Real-Life Diet of Leonard Fournette, Who Misses His Mom's Home Cooking So Damn Much


The Real-Life Diet of Leonard Fournette, Who Misses His Mom's Home Cooking So Damn Much
GQ Magazine

The rookie running back adjusts to life without Waffle House, McDonald's, or Lory Fournette's gumbo.Before he was selected with the fourth overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette first had to find a way to address persistent questions about his weight. Employing a running style reminiscent of Bo Jackson, Fournette finished his college career at LSU with 3,830 rushing yards and 40 rushing touchdowns in only three seasons. These eye-popping numbers were briefly forgotten, though, when surprised the league at February’s NFL Scouting Combine by tipping the scales at 240 pounds, making him the heaviest back in attendance. Although he was down to 228 by LSU’s Pro Day in April, Jacksonville still enforces a rule that allows them to fine him—at the rate of a cool $630 per pound—if his playing weight creeps above their preferred figure of 231.

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