You may have noticed that Georgia star tailback Todd Gurley‚Äôs game jersey now has the Roman numeral II after his last name on the back.
The sophomore has the same name as his father, who lives in Maryland. He said he wanted Gurley II to be displayed last year but equipment manager John Meshad didn‚Äôt approve the added lettering until this season.
‚ÄúHe was like, ‚ÄòMan, if I do it for you then I‚Äôm going to have to do it for the whole team,‚Äô‚Äù he said. ‚ÄúI was like, ‚ÄòI feel like I deserved it from last year.‚Äô So he was like, ‚ÄòAll right, I got you.‚Äù
Gurley‚Äôs 286 rushing yards this season ranks seventh in the nation, and it came against a pair of top-10 teams in Clemson and South Carolina.
Former Georgia All-American linebacker Jarvis Jones wrote in a tweet: ‚ÄúGurley for Heisman..I said it first.‚Äù He‚Äôs not the only one pushing such talk.
‚ÄúThat‚Äôs what they think,‚Äù Gurley said. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs whatever. It‚Äôs a good thing. We‚Äôll see how far that goes.‚Äù
Gurley said a thigh injury limited him in practice last week, but it didn‚Äôt stop him from rushing for 132 yards and a touchdown and having his first career touchdown catch
‚ÄúMy leg was kind of bothering me a lot, but I didn‚Äôt tell anyone,‚Äù he said. ‚ÄúThe trainers and everyone knew, but y‚Äôall probably didn‚Äôt know. … I knew I‚Äôd be ready as soon as the game came around.‚Äù