Georgia junior tailback Todd Gurley is one of four players nationwide who has been named to the Paul Hornung Award’s Weekly Honor Roll for his game-changing versatility during the Bulldogs’ 45-21 win over #16 Clemson.
Gurley has already been named the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week and split the Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Week honor with Texas A&M’s Kenny Hill. In addition, he has been named the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) National All-Purpose Performer of the Week and the National Kickoff Returner of the Week.
Former Bulldog and current Philadelphia Eagle Brandon Boykin won the 2011 Paul Hornung Award.
Gurley, a Tarboro, N.C., finished with a school record 293 all-purpose yards (former record 290, Rodney Hampton, 1987) and scored four touchdowns to help down the Tigers. He finished with his 14th career 100-yard rushing game after going for a career-high 198 yards and three scores on just 15 carries (13.2 average). His final carry was a 51-yard touchdown midway through the fourth quarter.
Gurley also tied an NCAA record by returning a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown. This marked his second career 100-yard return for a score after he returned one against Buffalo during his first game as a Bulldog in 2012. Boykin, a cornerback/returner, had three 100-yard returns during his time at Georgia.
Georgia (1-0, 0-0 SEC) has a bye week before traveling to Columbia, S.C., to face South Carolina (0-1, 0-1) on Sept. 13. CBS will televise the game at 3:30 p.m.
Courtesy of UGA Sports Communications