Well that didn’t take long. Only five games into his NFL career, former LSU RB Leonard Fournette already has a presence in Canton.
Fournette, drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the No. 4 overall pick in this year’s NFL draft, simply added to his promising start with the franchise by gashing the Pittsburgh Steelers for 181 yards and 2 touchdowns in last week’s 30-9 win at Heinz Field.
A majority of that production came on a game-sealing 90-yard TD with a little under two minutes to play in the game that provided the final margin.
On Wednesday, the Jaguars posted this from their official Twitter account, announcing that they’d be sending Fournette’s game jersey to the Pro Football Hall of Fame as the 22-year-old became the youngest to ever run 90 yards for a score.
Youngest ever with a 90-yard TD run! pic.twitter.com/vFkAN6aqeR
— Jacksonville Jaguars (@Jaguars) October 11, 2017
Obviously, being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame takes a career of hard work and elite production. Nonetheless, Fournette has shown flashes as he ranks second in rushing with 466 yards and 5 TDs.
Only fellow rookie, Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt, has posted more rushing yards entering Week 6. Unfortunately for the Steelers defense, it’ll face Hunt this coming week in Kansas City.
Fournette has also caught 13 passes for 128 yards and another score as the 6-foot, 228-pound blend of power, speed and hands has managed to find the end zone in every contest this season.
Here’s a look at the history-making run if you haven’t seen it yet.
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
The Jaguars are off to a surprising 3-2 start with the other two victories coming against the Houston Texans (29-7) and Baltimore Ravens in London (44-7).
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