2013 Georgia Bulldogs Player Profile: Todd Gurley

By Taylor Sturm
Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

The Georgia Bulldogs are one of the few teams in the country capable of stopping the Alabama Crimson Tide. With Aaron Murray at quarterback, a solid defense, and Todd Gurley in the backfield, the Bulldogs have one of the most balanced teams in the country.

In 2012, Gurley had four games with a run of at least 40 yards or more and eight games where he ran for 100 yards or more. He was 115 yards shy of a 1500 yard season with 17 touchdowns.

All of these outstanding offensive numbers were done as a freshman. Gurley was not even utilized as the main offensive weapon for the Bulldogs, yet he still succeeded. Murray is an extremely talented quarterback and is considered one of the best QBs in the country, so some of the offensive pressure was taken off of Gurley.

This season in college football, there are only two running backs thought of as the best in the country –T.J. Yeldon and Gurley. These two teams will not meet unless they go to the SEC championship game, which means that the Florida Gators, South Carolina Gamecocks and LSU Tigers are the only opponents that the Bulldogs face all season whose defenses are even capable of attempting to stop Gurley.

The Bulldogs’ success hinges on Gurley’s production; do not expect him to disappoint. Gurley is still only a sophomore, which means he has a lot of room for improvement.

If your team is playing Georgia this season, don’t blink or Gurley will be in the end zone and your team will be behind.

Taylor Sturm is an SEC Basketball Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @TSturmRS or add him to your network on Google

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