Is Fournette the "Real Deal" or will his freshman season prove to be a "Hoax"?
Fournette came in and delivered one of the best seasons for a freshmen running back in the purple and gold. He broke the freshman rushing record with a total of 1,034 yards. He led the SEC in all-purpose yards with 137.4 per game. He started only six games but managed to pull off five 100-yard rushing games with his career best being 146 in a win against Texas A&M. He ended the season on the All-SEC Freshman Team
Fournette now enters his sophomore season with all eyes on him yet again. He is on the preseason Heisman list as well as a preseason All-American candidate. Will he build off his freshman year or end up like another former LSU freshman running back.....
Do you remember Justin Vincent? I mean why would you not. He is one of the best freshman running backs in LSU history. After injuries to running backs Joseph Addai and Shyrone Carey, Vincent stepped into the starting role in the middle of the season and did not look back. He ended the season with four consecutive 100-yard games and was a key factor in the SEC and BCS championship wins. He went rushed for over 200 yards in the SEC Championship and was named MVP of both the SEC the National Championship games.
All eyes were on Justin Vincent after his incredible freshman campaign but the pressure might have been too much for him. He never reached the 1000-yard mark, let alone the 500-yard mark in his following three seasons. He scored 10 touchdowns in his first season but managed to only achieve seven in the following three. Long story short, Vincent did not live up to the hype after his incredible freshman season debut.
So The Question Now Is...
After his great freshman season, will Fournette live up to expectations in his sophomore campaign or will he head down a road similar to Vincent's. #SpeakYourMIND in the comments below.