4 ex-LSU teammates have big day in NFL: See Fournette, Moreau, Darrel WIlliams’ highlights

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The NFL’s Week 4 action offered a retrospective on the 2016 LSU football roster, and four teammates from that group had big moments on Sunday.

Those four players — running backs Leonard Fournette and Darrel Williams, wide receiver DJ Chark and tight end Foster Moreau — all took different paths to the NFL, but made their presence felt in wins for each of their new teams. 


Raiders Colts Football

Oakland Raiders tight end Foster Moreau (87) celebrates his touchdown with wide receiver Tyrell Williams (16) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts.

The rookie tight end had the least impact statistically, but he hauled in his first NFL touchdown in what turned out to be a winning effort for the Oakland Raiders.

The 4th-round pick, an alum of Jesuit High School in New Orleans, grabbed a 17-yard touchdown pass from Derek Carr in the first quarter. 

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The catch even surprised the announcers, who confused him with teammate Darren Waller initially.

The fifth-round pick had three catches for 31 yards on the game, and six for 51 on the season. 

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Kansas City Chiefs running back Darrel Williams (31) jesters to the crowd after scoring a touchdown during an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions.

Given a chance to shine the past few weeks with regular playing time, former Tigers running back Darrel Williams made his presence felt with his first two career rushing touchdowns, the second of which a game-winner in the Chiefs’ shootout with the Lions. 

Both of Williams’ scores were 1-yard runs that came in the first quarter. 

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Williams finished the game with 8 carries for 13 yards and two touchdowns, also adding 3 catches for 43 yards. He has 75 yards rushing and 90 yards receiving total on the season, all of which came in the Chiefs’ past two games.

Williams signed with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent out of LSU in 2018. He attended John Ehret high school and is a native of Marrero, Louisiana. 


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Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette runs with the ball during the second half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos.

The New Orleans native Leonard Fournette doesn’t need much introduction, but what he did against the Denver Broncos certainly does: 29 carries for 225 yards. 

The third-year player, drafted No. 4 overall in 2017, was held out of the endzone. He did, however, rip off several huge runs — including the 88-yarder below. 

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Fournette is No. 3 in the NFL in rushing after four weeks, accruing 404 yards on 72 carries. Fournette played for LSU from 2014-’16 after starring at St. Augustine High School in New Orleans. 

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Jaguars Broncos Football

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver D.J. Chark reacts after a reception as Denver Broncos free safety Justin Simmons (31) looks on.

The second-year receiver didn’t have his biggest game for the Jaguars, but he made several highlight plays that helped his team pull out a win. 

Chark, from Alexandria, Louisiana, failed to score a touchdown for the first time this season, but he can go ahead and add the diving catch below to his highlight reel. 

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Chark, drafted in the 2nd round in 2018, has been one of the NFL’s most productive receivers over the first quarter of the season, accruing 321 yards and three touchdowns on 19 catches. 


Browns Football

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry runs with the ball against the Baltimore Ravens.

While not a teammate of any other member of this list, Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry gets an LSU nod for a huge game in his team’s victory over the Baltimore Ravens. 

The Convent, Louisiana, native put up 167 yards on eight catches. 

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Landry left the game with a concussion in the second half. He was a second round pick of the Miami Dolphins in the 2014 draft. Fellow LSU alum and current Browns teammate Odell Beckham Jr. had 2 catches for 20 yards in the game. 

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