Louisiana Tech will get offensive line assist from Lehigh graduate switch

To understand what Louisiana Tech is getting out of graduate transfer Christopher Fournier is to know what he turned down to come to Ruston.

The Ontario, Canada, native passed up kicking off his professional football career with the Montreal Alouettes, who drafted Fournier in the third round of the Canadian Football League draft in May.

More than three weeks later, the Lehigh left tackle decided to transfer and play his final collegiate season for the Bulldogs, committing May 29. Fournier is immediately eligible.

Tech’s offensive line play needed improvement. Last season, the Bulldogs managed just 992 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns and opponents recorded 29 sacks against the offensive line.

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Christopher Fournier (57) committed to Louisiana Tech May 29.

The group lost its All-Conference USA center and four-year starter Kody Russey, and starting tackles Willie Allen and Antawn Lewis entered the transfer portal. Allen transferred to Michigan prior to the start of the season while Russey and Lewis left after the team lost to Georgia Southern, 38-3, in the New Orleans Bowl.

Last year, the Bulldogs used four offensive line combinations, partly because of the COVID-19 protocols, but also former Offensive line coach Robert McFarland searched for the most consistent performers.

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