Todd Gurley

Todd Gurley

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Todd Gurley(Todd Jerome Gurley II) is an American professional football athlete who is currently a free agent. Todd Gurley plays the running back position in football.

Early Life

Todd Gurley was born on the 3rd of August, 1994, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Likewise, he is 27 years old. He was born to parents Todd Gerome Gurley and Darlene Simmons. Todd grew up with four siblings- Princeton, Davon, Shannon, and Tarik. As todd is a private person, there’s no other information on his family. He enrolled in Tarboro High School, in Tarboro, North Carolina.

Early years

Todd was a three-sport star during his high school days as he played basketball, soccer, and track. He played running back and defensive back positions for his high school team. Todd recorded 1,472 rushing yards and 26 touchdowns, as well as 79 tackles, an interception, and a forced fumble in his junior year. He was awarded Rocky Mount Telegram All-Area Offensive Player of the Year for his performance in the 2010 season.

Todd was the North Carolina Associated Press Player of the Year with 38 touchdowns and 2,600 yards in his senior year. He also helped his high school beat Lincolnton High School in the championship game and win the 2A North Carolina state championship. He also had four touchdowns and 242 rushing yards that game.

Todd was an outstanding sprinter and hurdler for his high school’s track and field team. In the 2011 World Youth Championships, he participated in the 110-meters for Team USA. In the prelims, todd recorded his personal best time of 13.66 seconds and came 3rd. He finished 15th overall in the competition.

Todd was rated as a four-star recruit by Rivals.com and ranked as the fifth-best running back in his class.

todd with his father

Caption: Todd with his father Source: Instagram

College Career

Freshman Season

Todd attended the University of Georgia after graduating from high school. He was backup to redshirt sophomore player Ken Malcome in his freshmen season. In his first game against Buffalo Bulls, he recorded 100 yards on eight carries, including two rushing touchdowns. Todd quickly took over as a starter in the second game of the season against SEC East opponent Missouri. He had  65 running yards on 10 carries in the 41–20 victory. During the game against Georgia Southern, Todd also became the second true freshman in Georgia’s history to record 1000 rushing yards,  the only other being Herschel Walker in 1980.

During the regular-season finale against rival Georgia Tech, he had two touchdowns and covered 97 rushing yards on 12 carries in the 42-10 victory. Georgia placed 1st in SEC East and faced Alabama in the SEC Championship. Georgia lost to Alabama. Todd covered 122 rushing yards on 23 carries and also had two rushing touchdowns. Todd started in 12 out of 14 games and had 1,385 rushing yards on 222 carries, including 17 rushing touchdowns in the 2012 season. His 17 rushing touchdowns in a single season tied the record for third in the school’s history. Likewise, Todd finished second in the SEC in rushing yards and he was also named the First-Team All-SEC by the Associated Press. In 2012, He also became one of the two true freshman running backs to receive such honour, the other play was T. J. Yeldon.

Sophomore Season

Todd led the bulldogs with a career-high of 154 running yards on 12 attempts and two rushing touchdowns in Georgia’s season opener at Clemson’s Memorial Stadium on August 31, 2013. Even though the bulls failed to secure the win, he had an amazing performance with a 75-yard touchdown run early in the first quarter. After the end of the season, Todd was named the Second-Team All-SEC by the Associated Press. He also joined the Georgia Bulldogs, indoor track squad in the spring of 2013. He completed the 60-meters hurdle in the 8.12 seconds. The record was the seventh-fastest time in school history, taking sixth place at the VT Elite Meet.

Junior Season

On August 30, in the season opener against Clemson, Todd had 198 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 15 carry-to-go, together with a 100-yard kickoff return touchdown in the 45–21 victory. He recorded 208 rushing yards on 28 carries and had two touchdowns in the victory against Tennessee on September 27. Since Garrison Hearst in 1992, todd’s 208 running yards mark was the most by a player in a single game in Georgia history.

Suspension

Todd was indefinitely suspended by the University of Georgia on October 9, 2014, for allegedly violating NCAA rules. Todd received $3,000 in signed items and signatures over the course of two years, according to the investigation, which took two days. He missed two games before NCAA finalized and decided to suspend Todd for 4 games. Todd tore his ACL in his first game back from suspension on November 15, 2014, and his collegiate career at the University of Georgia came to an end. He sat out for two more games before being able to play in the annual rivalry game. He had nine running touchdowns and 911 rushing yards on 123 carries in the remaining six games of the 2014 season.

After his junior season, he decided to enter the 2015 NFL Draft. At the time of his departure, his 3,285 rushing yards and 36 rushing touchdowns ranked second in the school’s history.

Professional Career

Todd Gurley was selected 10th overall in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He was the highest running back drafted from the University of Georgia after Tim Worley in 1989. His rehabilitation got ahead of the schedule, while he did not play, he practiced without pads during the preseason.

Shortly after he was cleared to play by St. Louis medical team. He made his NFL debut on September 27, 2015, in a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers during Week 3 of the 2015 season. He eased into the game and had six rushes for nine yards in the loss. On October 25, 2015, during week 7, he scored his first touchdown in a game against the Browns. He became the most prolific rusher in his first four NFL tournaments due to his record of 566 yards in his first four starts.

In Week 15, Todd recorded a touchdown and rushed for 48 yards which made him the third rookie in Rams’ history to rush for 1,000 yards during the season. Todd also ran for 85 yards on 19 carries against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 16, becoming the second Rams rookie to rush for ten touchdowns and 1,000 yards. He was also selected to the 2016 Pro Bowl and 2015 NFL All-Rookie Team on December 22, 2015.

Todd was one of the five rookies to be picked for the Pro Bowl. He was also named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and was ranked 22nd among the NFL’s Top 100 Players of 2016.

New Head Coach

Rams started the 2017 new coach Sean McVay. Under the new coach, Todd performed exceptionally well. In the 2017 Season, he received the NFC Offensive Player of the Week, the NFC Offensive Player of the Month honors, the NFL Offensive Player of the Year, and led the league in scoring with 114 points that season and ranked 6th on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018.

On  July 24, 2018, he signed with the Rams for four years deal worth $60 million, of which $45 million was guaranteed. After signing the deal, Todd became the highest-paid highest-paid running back in the NFL. He was also selected for his third Pro Bowl and first-team All-Pro in 2018. Todd performed quite exceptionally before it was reported that he had arthritis in his left knee on March 2, 2019.

His performance dipped after injury and he fell in 29th position for running yards while he was a leader in 2018 and fourth in 2017. Todd recorded 857 rushing yards and 12 rushing touchdowns, 31 receptions for 207 receiving yards, and two receiving touchdowns in the 2019 season.

The Los Angeles Rams released todd from the team on March 19, 2020.

todd going for touchdown

Caption: Todd going for the touchdown in the game Source: Instagram

Falcons

Todd signed one year deal worth $5.5 million with the Atlanta Falcons on April 6, 2020. The Falcons included a $2 million signing bonus and $500,000 incentives if in the future he records 13 touchdowns or 1,000 rushing yards. Todd made his debut for the Falcons in a game against Seattle Seahawks. He recorded 14 rushes for 56 yards.

Todd recorded 9 rushing touchdowns with 25 receptions for 164 receiving yards and 195 carries for 678 rushing yards in the 2020 season. He is a free agent as of 2022.

Personal Life

Todd is currently single. He used to be in a relationship with Olivia Davison. Todd met Olivia at the University of Georgia and started dating her. The couple broke off. Todd and Olivia haven’t disclosed the reason for their split. There’s no other information on Todd’s previous relationship. Todd also has a niece. He adores and loves his niece very much. Olivia runs a business called Liv Lively with her mother.

gurley with niece

Caption: Todd with his niece Source: Instagram

Philanthropy

He has founded a non-profit organization called  M.A.D.E (Make A Difference Everyday) along with Jameon Willis and his brother Shannon Simmons. The organization’s main focus is to provide and support all youth in their physical, social, and educational well-being.

Body Measurement

Todd has a height of 6 feet and 1 inch. He weighs 102kg. Todd has black hair and his eyes are black in color.

Social Media and Networth

Todd is very active in social media. He has an Instagram account @tg4hunnid with 1.6m followers. His Twitter account @TG3II has 710.4k followers. He also has a Facebook page named Todd Gurley with 146k followers. Todd usually posts about his trips, friends, and football-related post. 

Todd earned his fortune through his football career and endorsements deals. He had endorsement deals with brands like Hulu, Pizza Hut, etc. Todd’s total net worth is estimated to be around $5 million.

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