Team: Los Angeles Rams

Position: Running Back

Height/Weight: 6’1″, 227 lbs.

Date of Birth: August 3, 1994

Place of Birth: Baltimore, Maryland

High School: Tarboro HS

College: University of Georgia

Drafted: 2015 – 1st Round, 10th Overall by St. Louis Rams


Todd Gurley is a running back for the Los Angeles Rams.


Raised in Tarboro, NC, Gurley attended Tarboro High School, earning honors as the consensus 2011 North Carolina Associated Press Player of the Year. Gurley committed to the University of Georgia in November of 2011.


At Georgia, Gurley became the second freshman in school history to rush for 1,000 yards, and was named a Freshman All-American. Following three standout seasons at Georgia, Gurley entered the 2015 NFL Draft. In January 2015, Gurley signed with Roc Nation Sports ahead of the 2015 NFL Draft.


Gurley was drafted in the first round, tenth overall by the St. Louis Rams in the 2015 NFL Draft.


In a historic rookie season, Gurley was honored as the 2015 AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. The Rams relocated to Los Angeles before the 2016 season, resulting in Gurley becoming the face of the first NFL franchise to play in LA since 1994.


In January 2015, Gurley signed with Roc Nation Sports ahead of the 2015 NFL Draft.

Career Highlights:

  •      NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (2015)
  •      NFL Pro Bowl (2015)
  •      NFL Second-Team All-Pro (2015)
  •      PFWA NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (2015)
  •      NFC Offensive Rookie of the Month (Oct 2015)
  •      Sporting News NFL Rookie of the Year (2015)
  •      Bleacher Report All-Rookie Team (2015)
  •      Set Record for Most Rushing Yards (566) in a Rookie’s’ First Four Starts (2015)


This week, Roc Nation Sports players are participating in the NFL’s "My Cause My Cleats” initiative. Read below to learn about the causes they are supporting:

Leonard Fournette

"Where I’m from in New Orleans, crime is too common. It hurts so many innocent families on a daily basis. Seeing the youth affected by it is the hardest part for me. The kids are our future and it is our duty to educate and inspire them early so they can make the right decisions later to lessen the street crime mentality."

Todd Gurley

“This cause empowers me to use my platform to raise awareness of the work that Shriners is doing, as well as light for Shriners patients. These kids are here fighting day in and day out and it brings me joy knowing that I can put a smile on their faces.”

CJ Prosise

“Sawhorse Revolution is a small organization doing great things for the homeless. I was impressed by their mission and the work they are doing to provide tiny homes to homeless families in the community."

Ndamukong Suh

“Education is the key to life. This cause empowers me to encourage others.”

Jaelen Strong

“Growing up in Philadelphia, there were plenty of children that were less fortunate than others. Now that I have this platform, I want to be able to raise awareness for the kids that are in a tough spot so that their lives may become a little easier, especially during the holiday season.”

Geno Smith

“I wanted to get involved with the United Way of Miami-Dade because they are on the group in the impacted areas to bring relief and recovery to victims of Hurricane Irma. I’m also from and still have family in the Miami area so it’s important that I support my community.”

Ronnie Stanley

“There are over 6 million pets in animal shelters nationwide that need a home. And for every animal that’s instead purchased from a breeder or a pet shop, a potential home is taken away from a homeless dog or cat that could have been adopted from one of those animal shelters, effectively lessening their chances of survival. When I went to Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) I sought out one of their older dogs, Lola, that had been there awhile and probably wasn’t going to get adopted. Just like I got drafted by the Ravens, I wanted Lola to have that same feeling of being wanted when I adopted her."

Melvin Ingram

“I grew up in a single parent household, and I want kids who are in the same situation to know, believe in yourself and never give up.”


Check out these Roc Nation Sports highlights: Juju Smith-Schuster scored his 3rd TD of the season & celebrated with a game of hide & seek Dez Bryant scored his 71st TD yesterday and is now tied for most TDs by a Cowboys receiver in franchise history Todd Gurley rushed for 106 yards yesterday & scored a TD marking his 4th game with 100+ rushing yards Melvin Ingram got another sack in Week 7 Caris LeVert put up 16 points and 6 rebounds in his first start of the season

Check out these Roc Nation Sports NFL highlights: Leonard Fournette ran for 130 yards in yesterday’s game including a 75 yard TD run Ndamukong Suh recorded his second sack of the season in yesterday’s game Todd Gurley rushed for 116 yards in yesterday’s game

Check out these Roc Nation Sports NFL highlights: Todd Gurley had another big game with 121 rushing yards, 94 receiving yards & 1 receiving TD Leonard Fournette scored his first receiving TD of the season Juju Smith-Schuster scored his second TD of the season Dez Bryant had 5 receptions for 98 yards

Check out Roc Nation Sports NFL Highlights below: Juju Smith-Schuster scored his first NFL TD yesterday Todd Gurley came up big yesterday with 88 rushing yards, 48 receiving yards & 2 TDs Melvin Ingram got another sack yesterday Leonard Fournette recorded his second NFL TD in Week 2 Dez Bryant scored his first TD this season

Roc Nation Sports highlights: In his NFL debut, Leonard Fournette ran for 100 yards & scored his first regular season TD Todd Gurley scored his first TD of the season in yesterday's win Dominic Smith extended his hitting streak to 5 games with a home run against the Reds

Dez Bryant had 80 yards on 6 receptions with 2 touchdowns. Watch highlights here. 20 November 2016: Views of the Dallas Cowboys in thir 27-17 win over the Baltimore Ravens in the 2016 NFL week 11 regular season football game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Photo by James D. Smith/Dallas Cowboys CJ Prosise ran 72 yards for his first-career touchdown last night. Watch highlights here. cxwxiyhvqaadwcf-jpg-large Robinson Cano was the 12 Flag Riser at the Seattle Seahawks Game yesterday. Watch his experience here. screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-11-01-52-am Todd Gurley ran for a team high 76 yards and 1 touchdown. Watch highlights here. LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Todd Gurley #30 of the Los Angeles Rams rushes for 24 yards to score a touchdown in front of Michael Thomas #31 of the Miami Dolphins in the first quarter of the game at Los Angeles Coliseum on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

In response to the recent tragedies in North Carolina from Hurricane Matthew, Todd Gurley was inspired to visit his home town and show his support through volunteerism. Partnering with Tarboro Community Outreach Center and the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC, Todd helped by passing out meals to guests and handing out food to those in need from the pantry.

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