Georgia’s Gurley named for second time to Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll
ATHENS, Ga. – Georgia junior tailback Todd Gurley has been named to the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll for the second time this season after his performance versus Tennessee, according to an announcement on Monday.
The Hornung Award is given annually to the nation’s most versatile player in major college football. Former Bulldog and current Philadelphia Eagle Brandon Boykin was awarded the 2011 Hornung Award.
A native of Tarboro, N.C., Gurley has already been named the Athlon Sports National Player of the Week and the College Football Performance Awards National All-Purpose Performer of the Week after his game against the Volunteers.
Gurley accounted for 285 all-purpose yards (208 rushing, 30 receiving, 47 kickoff return) versus Tennessee, which ranks in a tie for third in school history. He moved up to No. 2 in school history for Career All-Purpose Yards now with 3,961, trailing only Herschel Walker (5,749).
Gurley posted a career-high 208 rushing yards on 28 carries (7.4 avg.) and two touchdowns. His rushing total was the most by a Bulldog since 1992 when Garrison Hearst tallied 246 versus Vanderbilt, and the first to go over 200 since Verron Haynes went for 207 versus Georgia Tech in 2001.
Also of note, Gurley had his 16th game with at least 100 yards rushing, tying him with Hearst at No. 2 in the school record books. Gurley now has 33 rushing touchdowns in his career and is tied for third on Georgia’s all-time list with Hearst.
Gurley’s performance included hurdling a Volunteer defender on one play and surging for four yards on a 4th-and-3 situation to collect a first down and run out the clock in the fourth quarter on another.
Following Georgia’s 45-21 win over #16 Clemson earlier this year, Gurley earned Hornung Award and Athlon honors and was named the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week. He also split the Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Week honor and was named the CFPA National All-Purpose Performer of the Week and the National Kickoff Returner of the Week.
Georgia (3-1, 1-1 SEC) has plays host to Vanderbilt (1-4, 0-3). The SEC Network will televise the game at 4 p.m.