Todd Gurley is an NFL running back who is currently playing for the Los Angeles Rams of the league who have called him in as their 10th overall candidate in the 2015 NFL Draft. In his rookie season, he ran for 1,106 yards and was named Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year. Before playing professionally in the NFL, Gurley played college football in Georgia.
His Biography (Age)
Todd was born on August 3, 1994, in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Darlene Simmons and Todd Gerome Gurley. He attended Tarboro High School in Tarboro, North Carolina, where he played soccer and basketball and also participated in athletic events.
He played for the school’s soccer team, both as a running back and a defensive back. In his junior season, he recorded a total of 1,472 rushing yards, seventy-nine (79) tackles, one interception, one forced fumble, and twenty-six (26) touchdowns. Todd Gurley was named Rocky Mount Telegram’s All-Area Offensive Player of the Year for the 2010 season. As a senior international, he also won the Associated Press Player of the Year award after scoring a total of 2,600 yards and thirty-eight touchdowns.
Rivals.com considered him a 4-star recruit after he was ranked 5th in the best RB in his class. Gurley later joined the University of Georgia to play college football under Mark Richt, then head coach. He began his first year as a substitute for Ken Malcome, but after an impressive first game against the Buffalo Bulls, in which he rushed over 100 yards with 8 carries and 2 touchdowns, and after a home win in which he scored a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, Todd Gurley was named the starter for the second game, in which he rushed over 65 yards with 10 carries.
He finished this season by starting twelve of the fourteen games he played, scoring a total of 1,385 yards with 222 carries and seventeen touchdowns. Todd was the second true rookie in Georgia’s history to jump to 1,000 yards. At the end of the season, he was named the first Team All-SEC by the Associated Press.
The following season (2013) he played ten games, stormed 989 yards with one hundred and sixty-five carries, and ten touchdowns. After the season, he was named the second-team All-SEC by the Associated Press. In 2014, Todd was suspended by the school authorities for violating NCAA rules and later received a four-game ban after investigations revealed that he earned $3,000 in two years by writing memorabilia and signing autographs.
In his first game after suspension, he tore up his ACL in the game against Auburn. The injury ended his junior season as well as his college career with Georgia as he decided to forgo his senior season for the NFL Draft 2015.
Todd Gurley was selected by the St. Louis Rams as the tenth overall candidate in the first round of the NFL Draft 2015. He was the first Running Back RB to be selected in the draft this year and the boy had a good start. He finished his rookie season with 1,106 rushing yards, 10 touchdowns on 229 attempts at the end of the season, and was named to the NFL Top 100 Player of 2016 by his fellow players.
Gurley struggled to maintain his rookie season records the following season, but he still suffered a decline with only 885 yards, making him 17th in the league, 55.3 yards per game, 6 touchdowns. However, he made up for this record the following season: With 114 points, Todd led the league in the non-rookie category. He became the 16th player in NFL history to set a 750/750 rush/receive yard record in a single season, and the 8th with 1300/750.
In addition to winning the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for two consecutive weeks and the NFC Offensive Player of the Month twice this month, Toddy was named NFL Offensive Player of the Year.
How Much Does Todd Gurley Earn? His Salary
In April 2018, he signed a five-year contract extension with the Rams worth $60 million, with $45 million in guarantee money. He is currently the highest-paid RB in the NFL.
Gurley is not married but has a steaming hot girlfriend named Olivia Davison. The duo has been together for several years, starting in 2014, and Olivia owes an online clothing and accessories store called Liv Lively.
His Height and Weight
The RB stands at a height of 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) and weighs 102 kg (224 lb). His arm length is 31 1/2″ and his hand size is 10″.