Leonard Fournette is a beast, and there is plenty of evidence to prove this. For one, you could go look at his college highlights and witness the former LSU running back barrel over countless college football players. Or, if you’re looking for something a little more recent, look no further than the game footage from Sunday’s contest between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Pittsburgh Steelers.
During the fourth quarter, on a rushing play to the left side, Fournette turned the corner and had his sights set on Steelers safety Mike Mitchell. But starring down his opponent wasn’t enough for Fournette. The 228-pound back actually waved Mitchell in for the hit, setting up a massive collision between the two players.
Have a look:
🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨LEONARD FOURNETTE WAVED ON THE HIT! pic.twitter.com/5MaNCZ5zMd
— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) October 8, 2017
If you see Fournette rumbling down the sidelines, don’t expect him to step out of bounds. That’s not how this dude rolls. Mitchell learned that lesson the hard way on Sunday.
The Jags running back finished the game with 28 rushes for 182 yards and two touchdowns, including this 90-yard touchdown run late in the game:
Leonard Fournette made (and ruined) a lot of fantasy weeks with this 90-yard TD run. pic.twitter.com/Jd9OhlIHc2
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) October 8, 2017
I guess by this point the Steelers defense had grown tired of tackling Fournette. I don’t blame them.