- Todd Gurley downplays talk of being a potential Heisman Trophy candidate, but the Georgia running back can't contain a smile at the mention of one milestone that's probably unrealistic. What would it be like to run for 2,000 yards like Boston College's Andre Williams did last season? "If I could get 2,000 yards, that would be awesome," Gurley said Thursday at Southeastern Conference media days. "If the Lord would bless me with that, oh my gosh. That's going to be pretty hard to do in the SEC." Pretty hard to do at Georgia, too, with a backfield that also includes Keith Marshall and other highly recruited backs. But a player can dream.
Gurley was one of numerous key Bulldogs players who were injured during an 8-5 season. He missed three games but still flirted with 1,000 yards and has run for 2,374 yards and 27 touchdowns in two seasons. He and Alabama's T.J. Yeldon are the marquee tailbacks in a league that's short on experienced quarterbacks but has three 1,000-yard rushers returning from last season, not even counting Gurley or Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall. - AP Sports