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09/29/14 - Todd Gurley shook off a couple of defenders in the backfield, built up speed down the sideline, and saw another would-be tackler in his path. The Georgia running back could've lowered a shoulder. He could've stepped out of bounds. Instead, he channeled his former days as a high school hurdler. Up and over he went. "I don't know how high Todd got on that thing," coach Mark Richt marveled. "That was pretty impressive to see right there in front of you. You just shake your head and go, 'Wow.'" There were plenty of wow moments Saturday, and the No. 12 Bulldogs needed every one of them. Gurley rushed for a career-high 208 yards and two touchdowns, including a 51-yarder in the fourth quarter, as Georgia held off gritty Tennessee for a 35-32 victory.
The lackluster Bulldogs (3-1, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) struggled mightily with the Volunteers for the second year in a row. Tennessee (2-2, 0-1) wouldn't quit, even after Jalen Hurd fumbled a handoff and Josh Dawson fell on it in the end zone for a Georgia touchdown with 4:27 remaining. Having Gurley made all the difference. This was a performance that will ramp up his Heisman hopes even more, eclipsing his previous career high of 198 yards in a season-opening victory over Clemson. His scoring burst down the middle of the field with 9:31 left was huge, giving Georgia a 28-17 lead. But it was that 26-yard run — the one where he took the high road — that left everyone amazed. - AP Sports
08/19/14 - Georgia's top NFL Draft-eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 1. RB Todd Gurley, Junior...Like Lynch, Gurley is best known for simply bowling over defenders, but each back's success is also a testament to good vision, surprisingly light feet and balance to bounce off would-be tacklers. Gurley accelerates quickly when he has an opening, ruining angles from oncoming defenders and frequently grinding extra yardage after contact by falling forward. Gurley has soft, natural hands out of the backfield and is a willing, cognizant blocker in pass protection.
Like most backs in the highly physical SEC, the concern with Gurley will almost surely be the punishment he's absorbed at the collegiate level. Gurley missed all of the Tennessee, Missouri and Vanderbilt games a year ago after sustaining an ankle injury against LSU and must remain healthy as a junior to earn the high selection his talent warrants. Accomplishing this will be even more difficult now that defenses can focus on stopping him with Murray now in the NFL. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
08/19/14 - Georgia's top NFL Draft-eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 1. RB Todd Gurley, Junior...With the NFL increasingly favoring the running back-by-committee approach, some have theorized that the days of runners earning first round selections has passed; certainly the fact that no backs have earned a top 32 pick the past two years provides evidence of this. It is worth noting, however, that there hasn't been a back with Gurley's talent available the past two years.
Boasting a combination of power, balance and underrated agility that helped Marshawn Lynch Beast-Mode his Seattle Seahawks to their first title, Gurley has dominated the SEC the past two seasons, rushing for a combined 2,374 yards and 27 touchdowns, while chipping in another 558 yards and five scores (all last year) as a receiver. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
08/08/14 - 2014 PRESEASON ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM (MEDIA): RB Todd Gurley, Georgia (280)...Gurley was an All-SEC Second Team selection last year despite playing in only 10 games because of injuries. Gurley averaged 98.9 yards a game in 2013 after rushing for 989 yards and 10 touchdowns. The versatile back was also third on the team with 37 catches for 441 yards receiving and a team-leading six touchdowns. - Georgia football
08/06/14 - Ranking the Top 20 'Freaks' in college football for 2014: 7. Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia Bulldogs...The Bulldog star has the talent to make a run at the Heisman. At 6-1, 232, he is huge, but this is also a guy who competed for the Dawgs’ track team as a hurdler earlier on in his career. He also won the 2011 World Youth Trials in the 110 hurdles with a personal best 13.88 and was fifth in the 100. This fall, Gurley is going to get some competition in the running back room in the Freaks category from UGA newcomer Nick Chubb, another huge, fast back with track cred. - Bruce Feldman, FOX Sports