Jaguars’ Leonard Fournette hosts virtual classes with Duval County students

Sometimes having a substitute teacher can be tough on students. But when the sub is an NFL star, it's a whole different story. News4Jax sports anchor Cole Pepper shows us how one Jaguar player spent time with students.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Players from the Jacksonville Jaguars continue to be a light shining bright amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

That includes star running back Leonard Fournette, who held a virtual class with Duval County Public Schools students on Tuesday, thanks to series presented by P&G and Publix, and hosted by ProCamps.

The goal is to keep students engaged and learning while they’re away from the classroom.

Fournette spent about 30 minutes with the students. He went 10 for 10 on a pop quiz that included subjects ranging from football to chemistry to natural science.

There was also a fitness session where Fournette gave the students a few ideas of how to stay active while at home.

The running back has become more involved in the community over the past year or so -- he’s tried to take on more of a leadership role. Meantime, his comments on social media about wanting the Jaguars to sign Cam Newton haven’t gone over well with the Jaguars brass, who are looking for a drama-free offseason.

About the Authors:

Cole joined News4Jax full-time in January 2017, but he has been a part of the team since he began filling in as a sports anchor in 2005.

Lifetime Jacksonville resident, journalist and experienced broadcast news producer with a passion for classic and exotic cars.