Georgia Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley (3) breaks a long run for a touchdown in the second half against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Sanford Stadium. Georgia won 56-20. (Photo: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE)
ATHENS, Ga. (School Release) --- University of Georgia true freshman tailback Todd Gurley has been named the Southeastern Conference Freshman Player of the Week following his performance versus Vanderbilt, according to a league announcement on Monday.
Gurley, a 6-1, 218-pound native of Tarboro, N.C., registered his third 100-yard game in four contests after carrying the ball for a career-high 130 yards (8.1 avg.) and two touchdowns in Georgia's 48-3 rout of Vanderbilt. He also added his second career reception on a 13-yard catch.
Also being named the 247Sports National True Freshman of the Week, Gurley leads the SEC in rushing (101.5/g), scoring (10.5/g) and all-purpose yardage (164.2/g, which is more than 35 yards away from the nearest competitor). He has been the catalyst for the Bulldogs to score more than 40 points in four consecutive games for the first time in school history and to pile up more than 1,200 total yards on offense over the last two contests.
Gurley had already been named the SEC Co-Freshman of the Week after the Bulldogs' win over Buffalo in the season opener.
The Bulldogs (4-0, 2-0 SEC) host Tennessee (3-1, 0-1 SEC) in Georgia's third consecutive home game at Sanford Stadium on Sept. 29. The game will be televised by CBS at 3:30 p.m.