Leonard Fournette is having an amazing year as a college running back for LSU. He’s in the lead for the Heisman Trophy. Sports writers are saying he should sit out his junior year and rest before going to the pros. He has been the SEC player of the week three weeks straight. Saturday night he was unstoppable again. People won’t let him alone trying to crown him king of college sports.
But Fournette is deflecting that like he does defensive backs. Shrugs them off and heads for a higher calling. He grew up in a tough New Orleans neighborhood. His family spend almost a week on the streets after Hurricane Katrina. He knows the lows of life. He is learning the highs. It’s great to watch him play football, but even greater to watch how he is handling it. I pray he stays focused on that. This week in the midst of the hype storm, he tweeted:
Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom”