Leonard Fournette is a class act, on and off the field. If you need proof beyond the running back offering to auction off his jersey to aid South Carolina flood relief, look at the text he sent to Nick Chubb following his season-ending knee injury, in a story written by ESPN's Wright Thompson.
Fournette reached out to Chubb and offered his support and some spiritual guidance, Thompson writes:
Risk is everywhere. Three days earlier, Fournette's Georgia rival, fellow sophomore Nick Chubb, tore up his knee, ending his season. Their boyhood homes likely look the same, trophies piled up around the living room, and they'd both been on the same trajectory. Chubb's mother surely trusted that God would protect her son and his talent too. Now Chubb is slipping behind, part of the inevitable winnowing.
After their games ended, Fournette sent Chubb a message. "I'm praying for you and a speedy recovery," he wrote, then urged the running back to listen to a gospel song that gives Fournette comfort during tough times: Fred Hammond singing Isaiah 54, 'No weapon formed against thee shall prosper.'
Fournette and Chubb may compete for the SEC rushing title next season and maybe even the Heisman Trophy but this rivalry, if you can even call it that, is as friendly as they come.
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