Who is Todd Gurley?
Todd Gurley is among the famous players who gained a name from his brilliant playing skills. He is a competitive American football player who plays from the position of running back. Presently, he plays for the Los Angeles Rams of the NFL (National Football League). He started his professional career after the Rams drafted him in the 2015 NFL Draft. Previously, he played college football at Georgia. Moreover, he is the winner of all-SEC awards in 2012 and 2013.
Todd Gurley was born on August 3, 1994, as the name Todd Jerome Gurley II, in Baltimore, Maryland. He was born to his father Todd Gerome Gurley and his mother Darlene Simmons, with the sunshine Leo. Likewise, he grew up along with his four siblings; Princeton Gurley, Davon Gurley, Shannon Gurley, and Tarik Gurley.
Furthermore, he holds an American nationality, and as per ethnicity, he belongs to African. With a height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m), and weigh about 102 kg (224 lbs), he has been able to maintain his body fit and healthy.
Early Life of Todd Gurley
From an early age only, Todd had an interest in football. For education, firstly, she joined the Tarboro High School, located in Tarboro, North Carolina. During his school life, along with playing football, he also became involved in basketball and track.
During his junior year in school, he made the record of 26 touchdowns, 79 tackles, and an interception along with a forced fumble. Also, he became the All-Area Offensive Player of the Year in 2010. Then, in the next year, in his senior year, he recorded 2600 yards as well as 38 touchdowns.
Furthermore, Todd also involved in the track and field team of the school and played as a hurdler and sprinter. Also, he competed in the 2011 World Youth Championships in Athletics and became the second runner up. Likewise, after he became certified from the school, he joined the University of Georgia.
Todd Gurley’s College Career
Todd enrolled with the University of Georgia for three years; 2012, 2013, and 2014. He played from the team Bulldogs of Georgia from the position of outside linebacker. He started the season as a freshman in the match opposite to the Buffalo Bills. The player had the record of 100 yards, two touchdowns, in his first game. In the season, he played 14 games in total and recorded 1385 yards and 17 touchdowns. He became named in the First-Team All-SEC.
Likewise, in 2013, he made his career-high 154 rushing yards as well as two touchdowns. Also, having his performance well, he became named in the Second-Team All-SEC. Besides, in the 2014 season, he became suspended for four games from the college for breaking the NCAA rules. He played his first game in the season in November, where he suffered from ligament injury that ended his career at the college. However, he took a decision to enter into the 2005 NFL Draft.
Todd entered the St. Louis Rams (Los Angeles Rams) being selected as the 10th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. He played his first game in the NFL from the team on September 27, 2015, in the game opposite Pittsburgh Steelers. He had six rushed for nine yards in his first game. Likewise, playing well, he made his first NFL touchdown on October 25 of 2015 in the game with Browns. He completed the year making a record of 1106 rushing yards along with with10 touchdowns. Moreover, he became selected for the 2016 Pro Bowl on December 22, 2015.
Similarly, in 2016, he completed the year making 885 yards, with 55.3 yards in each game. He became enlisted in the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016 being in the 22nd position. In 2017, Todd had an outstanding performance in the first game against Indianapolis Colts. Also, in September, he became the NFC Offensive Player of the Month having a record of 241 rushing yards, as well as 140 receiving yards and six total touchdowns. He became NFL Offensive Player of the Week.
More About His Career
On January 6, 2018, Todd played his first career postseason game in the Wild Card Round in opposite to the Atlanta Falcons. Moreover, he held the position of sixth in 2018. Also, in Week 6, he became the NFC Offensive Player of the Week, besides, being the NFC Offensive Player of the Month in October. In 2018, he became Offensive Player of the Week for the second time in Week 12. Likewise, he entered the Pro Bowl for the third time in 2018, along with being named first-team All-Pro.
Subsequently, Todd completed the 2019 season making a record of 857 rushing yards along with 12 rushing touchdowns. Meanwhile, on March 19, 2020, the Rams released his with due $10.5 million guaranteed.
Wife of Todd Gurley
People are always eager to know about the personal life of high-profile celebrities. Moreover, when it comes to young handsome and brilliant players, fans show more interest. So, here is the information if Todd is already married, divorced, dating anyone, or enjoying the single life.
Todd Gurley is dating Olivia Davison. Olivia has her own online clothing and accessory shop, named “Liv Lively”. The couple has been dating each other and enjoying a romantic moment since 2014.
Todd Gurley has been able to earn massive popularity from his professional career. Likewise, along with earning name and fame, he has been able to earn a handsome amount of money. His net worth is estimated to be about $15 million as of 2020. Likewise, he has a salary of $33,484,917.
Furthermore, in 2015, he signed a contract with the Los Angeles Rams for four years worth $57,500,000, having the signing bonus $21 million and guaranteed $45 million. Likewise, on July 24, 2018, he extended his contract with the team fr four years worth $60 million, along with $45 million guaranteed. SInging the contract, he became the highest-paid running back in the NFL.