Georgia’s Gurley named FWAA Freshman All-American

Georgia’s run national honors continued Monday when tailback Todd Gurley was named to the Football Writers of Association of America Freshman All-American Team.

The honor marks the sixth consecutive season the Bulldogs have had a freshman named an FWAA All-American.

Gurley, a 6-foot-1, 218-pound true freshman, rushed for 1,385 yards and 17 touchdowns and became the first Georgia true freshman to break the 1,000-yard mark since Herschel Walker did it in 1980. He and fellow true freshman tailback Keith Marshall combined for 2,144 rushing yards and 25 touchdowns.

Gurley is one of four Southeastern Conference players on the team along with Texas A&M quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, Alabama receiver Amari Cooper and Mississippi State linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche.

Gurley was previously named to the Sporting News and Phil Steele freshman all-America teams.

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