Thursday at Jaguars training camp, second-year running back Leonard Fournette took some time to play catch with a young fan.
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After practice, Fournette said, “It just brings you back to that place when you were a little kid. Me growing up, wishing that I went to open practices for NFL teams, got to meet NFL guys and just giving those kids the opportunity, which was something I didn’t get as a kid. It is just using my abilities and talents the best that I can.”
Fournette said that iit wasn’t until he was in high school that he met an NFL player. By that time, the experience was powerful, but a little different than it probably is for most younger kids.
“I want to say BenJarvus [Green-Ellis],” Fournette said. “He went to my high school, and he was a running back for the Patriots. He came back when we had an alumni camp.”