Gurley SEC player of week now, Heisman later?

ATHENS - Todd Gurley was named the SEC offensive player of the week Monday night, the second time the junior tailback has won the award this season.

There could be bigger prizes in the months ahead.

Gurley is the No. 2 on the weekly Heisman Watch from HeismanPundit.com, which notes Gurley is close to a “magical” 2,000-yard pace.

“It may take a Bulldog appearance in the SEC title game for him to get there, which means Gurley has to lead his team to the SEC East title, the website notes. "Otherwise, he may be sitting at home on the last weekend of college football. It will be hard to win the Heisman if that happens, but he appears to be on pace to get to New York as a finalist no matter what.”

The No. 1 player on the list is Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. USA Today’s Heisman survey also had Gurley second behind Mariota.

Gurley was also named Monday to the Paul Hornung weekly honor roll.

He rushed for a career-high 208 yards and two touchdowns Saturday against Tennessee on a day he also had 30 receiving yards and 47 kickoff return yards.


Dawg Post Top Stories