HOUSTON – Leonard Fournette's life has changed a lot in the short time since he last lined up at running back for LSU.
Fournette is quickly blossoming into a businessman.
Already signed to Under Armour weeks ago, Fournette inked another deal with Panini America two days ago for trading cards and memorabilia, and he made his way through the circuit at Super Bowl LI's Radio Row on Friday, an annual ritual for NFL stars pitching products in exchange for interview space.
Two months and change before he's drafted, Fournette is already operating like a pro.
"It's good, just being blessed," Fournette said. "Blessings every day coming to me and my family, and I'm grateful."
Fournette, who is in such high demand because he's projected to be a potential top-15 pick in April's NFL draft, continues to train at the EXOS facility in Pensacola, Fla. as he prepares for the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis at the end of February.
And he's had no setbacks after recovering from the sprained ankle that forced him to miss five games in his final season at LSU.
"Everything's 100 percent," Fournette said. "Everything's going fine."
The former LSU running back and New Orleans native celebrated his 22nd birthday and his new endorsement deal with Under Armour with a pep rally at his alma mater, St. Augustine High School.