Redskins third-year running back Derrius Guice first gained national fame during his breakout college career at Louisiana State University from 2015 to 2017. In three seasons at LSU he rushed for more than 3,000 yards and 32 touchdowns. Even more remarkably, as a sophomore Guice ran for nearly 1,400 yards and 15 touchdowns as part of a backfield timeshare with Leonard Fournette.
Understandably Guice always vocally supports his college, and this year, during LSU's incredible run to the college football championship, the Redskins young running back loudly rooted on his Tigers. When LSU beat Alabama in November, Guice razzed many of his Redskins teammates that played in college for the Crimson Tide. Often. Loudly.
So it should be no surprise to Redskins or Tigers fans that Guice accompanied LSU on their visit to the White House last week. He lives in the D.C. area and Tigers coach Ed Orgeron likes to include former players in many activities.
On Friday Guice posted a picture from visit, but from one of most exclusive places in the world.
They gone get salty.. but I don’t get into politics. All I know is I come from nothing, and it will always be an honor to meet a president of the United States! God Bless everyone pic.twitter.com/aXb9PZyMij— 2️⃣9️⃣ (@DhaSickest) January 25, 2020
For a young man that dealt with tragic circumstances as a child and poverty throughout his young life, Guice's message is uplifting. In fact, if more people listened to what Guice was saying instead of an instant reaction to a picture, some things might be in a better spot. Right and left, executive and legislative, all could use to listen to Guice on this one. Not everything is about politics.
So far in his Redskins career, Guice has dealt with multiple knee injuries, but when on the field he's been explosive. His season ended in early December but he's expected to be ready to go for offseason work.
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