Best known for his speed, vision and fusion of power, American football running back Todd Gurley has come a long way in maintaining a good record for himself since his high school days when he began to display and develop his football skills. Gurley is a big back with a powerful straight-line running style that makes pulling away from defenders much easier. With his well-balanced body, this player from Baltimore could easily shake off any tackle and even drag a pile forward for extra yards.
As a young professional who joined the National Football League in 2015, Todd Gurley has, through hard work, patience and rare balling skills, been able to garner so much for himself in terms of awards and recognition. He was NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, PFWA All-Rookie Team, Second-team All-Pro and 3× Pro Bowl, all in 2015.
Who is Todd Gurley?
Todd Gerome Gurley II was born on August 3, 1994, in Baltimore’s Maryland but he grew up in Tarboro, North Carolina where he attended Tarboro High School. He grew up with his four half-siblings, Princeton, Shannon and
Devin from his mom and Tarik from his dad. The names of his parents are Darlene Simmons and Todd Gerome Gurley.
While studying, Gurley began to make a name for himself, joining three key sports – basketball, football and track. In football, he performed exceptionally well, leading his school team – the Vikings, to a 2A North Carolina State Championship title for three years and earned for himself, the North Carolina Player of the Year by AP. He achieved this after recording 2,600 yards and 38 touchdowns.
Moving to the University of Georgia where he had his college career, Todd started off as a backup to Ken Malcome but after his impressive record of 100 rushing yards on 8 carries with 2 touchdowns and another 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, the Associated Press named him the First-Team All-SEC. Gurley’s beautiful two-season performance garnered him a total of 3,285 rushing yards with 44 career touchdowns (36 rushing, 6 receiving, 2 kickoffs) on 510 carries. His career in college, however, ended after he was suspended indefinitely for violating the NCAA rules.
Injury and Career Stats
Being hit by suspension and injury in his last season in college, Todd decided to forgo his senior season for a chance in the NFL 2015 draft. He was then selected by the St. Louis Rams in the first round (10th overall pick) during the league’s 2015 draft. Joining the NFL franchise as the first running back to be selected for that year, Todd took the golden opportunity to make a great impression in his rookie season with 1,106 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns on 229 carries in just 12 games. As a result, he became the second rookie in the history of the Rams to make 1000 rushing yards with 10 touchdowns.
Still playing for the St. Louis Rams as of 2018, the football running back has amassed for himself, more awards and titles, thanks to his style and skills. Among the awards he received through his professional career include the FedEx Ground Player of the Year (2017), NFC Offensive Player of the Month – 2017 (September, December) and 2018 (October), and the NFL Offensive Player of the Year (2017). In December 2018, however, he suffered from an inflammation in his knee which, as a result, kept him out of the Rams’ match against the Cardinals. He originally suffered the injury in the third quarter of Los Angeles’ 30-23 loss to the Eagles in season’s 15th Week but returned to the game after sitting out just one series.
Todd Gurley completed his 2018 season with 1,251 yards on 256 carries, 17 rushing touchdowns, 59 receptions for 580 yards and 4 receiving touchdowns. His career stats as of 2018 shows he has a total of 1,042 rushing attempts for 4,547 rushing yards with 46 rushing touchdowns. He also has 187 total receptions for 1,883 receiving yards and 10 receiving touchdowns.
Wife or Girlfriend
Todd is not yet married, hence, he has no wife but has a girlfriend as he is in a relationship with a young beautiful lady who’s name is Olivia Davison. The two has been together since 2014 and they are still living together happily with no sign of separation. Olivia is an entrepreneur, she runs online clothing and accessory shop better known as “Liv Lively”.
Height, Weight and Other Measurements
The American football running back is no doubt a young man with good looks. With a tall height of 6 ft 1 inch (1.85 m), he maintains a fit bodyweight of 102 kg (224 lb) with his arm length measuring 31 inches and the size of his hand measuring 10 inches.