Todd Gurley is the Walter Camp Offensive National Player of the Week


As expected, Georgia junior tailback Todd Gurley is the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in Georgia’s 45 – 21 win over Clemson on Saturday.

This is Gurley’s first Walter Camp honor. Former Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray was a two-time recipient last year.  Former Bulldog All-American linebacker Jarvis Jones garnered the defensive honor three times in his career.

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Gurley explained the kick-off return to “Coach Ball and Coach Lilly had a great game plan and we knew that we would have the middle of the field open, I just had to get there and get through the hole. Luckily, I was able to do that and I just kept running.”

Gurley, from Tarboro, N.C., set a school record with 293 all-purpose yards (former record 290, Rodney Hampton, 1987) and scored four touchdowns to lead the Bulldogs past the Tigers 45-21.  It was Gurley’s 14th career 100-yard rushing game, gaining a career-high 198 yards and three scores on 15 carries (13.2 average).  His final carry was a 51-yard touchdown midway through the fourth quarter.

Gurley also tied the NCAA record held by many, including himself,  by returning a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown.  Gurley returned a kick-off 100-yards for a score against Buffalo in first game as a Bulldog.

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 September 13.  CBS will televise the game at 3:30 p.m.