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Trophies to Weights: Way to Go Leonard

Published on: 2017-08-05 10:30:42

Leonard Fournette donates 700 of his trophies to be made into a weight set for a Jacksonville high school


Former LSU running back Leonard Fournette hasn't carried yet in a preseason game as the No. 4 overall pick of Jacksonville Jaguars.

But the rookie is already giving back to his new home.

Fournette donated 700 of his childhood trophies and teamed with his nutrition sponsor MET-Rx to create a entire weight set for Jacksonville's Raines High.

Writer Zach Goodall of went with Fournette when he surprised the Raines team with the weight set. Fournette also took some of the Raines students on a ride in his Mercedes and then got them on FaceTime with former LSU and current New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

"It was an idea from both points of view," explained Fournette about the idea to melt his trophies and others collected by MET-Rx. "I figured my trophies at home were just collecting dust and not doing anything, so why not put them to use? The memory of them is always going to be in my mind, so this is a blessing."

Check out the video of how Fournette's trophies were converted to weights and his presentation to the Raines team.

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