Former UGA running back Todd Gurley made his first NFL start on Oct. 4. Three weeks later, Gurley was honored with his first award. What happened between those two dates was, well, historic.
- Only 21, Gurley became the youngest player with three straight 125-yard plus rushing games.
- His 433 yards were the fourth-most for any player making his first three starts since the NFL/AFL merger.
- He only needs 107 yards on Sunday against San Francisco to rush for more yards than any other player in his first four starts in NFL history.
The numbers are more impressive when put them into context — Gurley is fresh off of an ACL injury, which he suffered late in his final season at UGA.
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) October 29, 2015
— St. Louis Rams (@STLouisRams) October 29, 2015
— Zach Kinkeade (@zkinkeade) October 29, 2015
The St. Louis Rams took Gurley No. 10 overall in this year’s NFL draft, and it looks like the team knew what it was doing.