Former Georgia running back Todd Gurley joined some elite company on Sunday, becoming only the third player in NFL history to amass 575-plus total yards from scrimmage and 7-plus touchdowns in the first four games of the season, according to NFL.com’s Gil Brandt.
He joins Pro Football Hall of Fame members Jim Brown and Emmitt Smith in that exclusive club.
Gurley, who plays for the Los Angeles Rams, has rushed for 362 yards and 4 touchdowns this season while also catching 20 passes for 234 yards and 3 scores. The Rams have surprised many with a 3-1 start, good for first place in the NFC West.
Gurley has become a big receiving target for the Rams quarterback Jared Goff out of the backfield. His 3 receiving touchdowns are the first of his career, and his 20 receptions so far in 2017 are almost half of his career high in a season. He had 43 in 2016.