LSU running back Lanard Fournette leaves team

LSU Tigers running back Lanard Fournette (27) is unable to make a reception as Texas A&M Aggies linebacker Otaro Alaka (42) defends during the third quarter at Kyle Field.
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LSU running back Lanard Fournette is leaving the Tigers a team official confirmed. The news was first reported by ESPN. 

Fournette signed with LSU out of St. Augustine in 2015.  He saw increased playing time this season as the main backup to starting running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire and had a career-high 13 carries in the four games he appeared in.    

The younger brother of former LSU and current Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette, Lanard finishes his career in Baton Rouge with 31 carries for 162 yards and two touchdowns.

Freshmen John Emery Jr. and Tyrion Davis-Price will likely see their workload increased as this season progresses.