Leonard Fournette’s Jersey Auctioned Off For Record Price

    Leonard Fournette's game-worn jersey was auctioned off for a record-breaking price to help the South Carolina flood victims.

    November 9, 2015

    Leonard Fournette is human. We all saw that when the Alabama Crimson Tide held the once clear-cut frontrunner for the Heisman Trophy to just 31 yards rushing on 19 carries Saturday in Tuscaloosa.

    But that won’t stop people from loving how the LSU Tigers running back plays the game.

    In fact, one fan just paid what’s believed to be a record-shattering price for an autographed game-worn Fournette jersey. Also included were two helmets signed by Les Miles and Steve Spurrier. Proceeds will go to the victims of the flooding in South Carolina last month.

    The auction began at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, and it escalated fairly slowly … until Monday. Below is a look at the auction timeline, courtesy of Ross Dellenger of The Advocate.

    7:00 p.m. Saturday: $35K
    12:00 p.m. Sunday: $35K
    10:30 a.m. Monday: $42K
    10:53 a.m. Monday: $45K
    11:11 a.m. Monday: $101K

    Orginially, Miles told Fournette he couldn’t auction off his jersey because it violated NCAA rules, but the NCAA decided to allow it after about a month of uncertainty on the issue.

    The winning bid for Fournette’s jersey (and the two helmets) surpasses Paul Hornung’s jersey that auctioned for $26,290.

    Johnny Manziel’s Texas A&M jersey auction reached $42,500, but wasn’t sold because it didn’t meet the reserve.

    While the game against Alabama certainly slowed him down, Fournette is still capable of hitting the 2,000-yards-rushing and 20 touchdown marks. He still has four games (including the bowl game) to pick up just over 600 yards and four scores. 

    Fournette’s a once-in-a-generation type of player. That showed with the winning bid of $101,000.

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