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Leonard Fournette Named 1st-team All-American by AP

The Tiger tailback may have struck out on individual awards but is still earning national honors.

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Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

The Heisman Trophy race may not have worked out the way most of us envisioned, (EDITOR'S NOTE: STILL BEAT DALVIN COOK THOUGH) but Leonard Fournette has still picked up a couple of postseason honors. The nation's leader in rushing yards per game was named a first-team All-American by the Associated Press on Sunday. His teammate Vadal Alexander was selected to the fourth team.

This joins the Walter Camp and CBS team honors that Fournette has already picked up. Alexander was chosen on the Walter Camp second-team offensive line, and in a very interesting choice Jalen Mills was selected to the CBS first team.

Fournette will become a "consensus" All-American, as defined by the NCAA, if he's named to the 1st team of one of the 3 recognized All-American lists that has yet to be announced (the FWAA, AFCA, and Sporting News)

Fournette rushed for an LSU single-season record 1,741 yards this season on 271 carries. His 18 touchdowns are tied for the second-most, so that's another record that will be within reach in the Texas Bowl.

Leonard Fournette - LSU Single Season Rushing Leader from LSU Football on Vimeo.