UGA Grad, Todd Gurley, Wins AP Award

San Francisco, CA – Former UGA player  and St. Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley, wins the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year Award. Gurley rushed for more than 1,000 yard this season, finishing third in the league.

 

ARTICLE FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS:

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – St. Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley, who came off knee surgery in college to rush for 1,106 yards, has won The Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year award.

Gurley missed the first two games of 2015, then went on a tear that included four straight 100-yard rushing performances: 146, 159, 128 and 133 yards. He finished the season third in league rushing and scored 10 touchdowns.

The first-round draft pick (10th overall) earned 27 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 sports writers and broadcasters who regularly cover the NFL. He beat out top overall draft selection quarterback Jameis Winston of Tampa Bay, who received 17 votes.

Gurley is the fourth Ram to take the award, joining Hall of Fame RBs Eric Dickerson (1983) and Jerome Bettis (1993), and quarterback Sam Bradford (2010).

The award was presented Saturday night as part of NFL Honors.

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