Georgia Great Todd Gurley Sits Down With GQ Magazine

Georgia Great Todd Gurley Sits Down With GQ Magazine

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Georgia Great Todd Gurley Sits Down With GQ Magazine


The reigning NFL Offensive Player of The Year is transcending sports and being in Los Angeles sure doesn’t hurt.

Rams’ running back Todd Gurley II is entering his fourth season in the NFL and the former Georgia Bulldog is crossing over into entertainment and fashion, while performing at a high level on the football field. The 23-year old led the Rams to their first playoff game in 13 years, leading the NFL with 19 touchdowns, and has high expectations in moving Los Angeles deeper into the playoffs in 2018.

Gurley recently sat down with men’s fashion magazine, GQ. During the fashion shoot and interview, he discussed his love of basketball and desire to suit up with LeBron James.

When asked if he always wanted to play football, Gurley responded. “I always did football, man. I played basketball. That’s everyone’s real dream, but that didn’t work out too well.”

“Right now…I’d be on hanging out with LeBron. I could be that guy that could get at least 15 for him,” Gurley replied when asked who he would like to play with.

Following are a few other excerpts from the interview:

GQ: You’re famous for leaping over defenders. In the moment, how do you decide if you’re going to jump over him?

Todd Gurley: It’s really like a last-minute decision, man. It’s what position my body is in, and it’s like my last move… I really don’t think about it. It really just happens.

GQ: Do you train for it?

TG: Nah, man. I’ve done hurdles in high school. I was just always good at that. It’s unexpected, for sure. Most of the time it’s when the defenders are trying to go low on your legs or your knees. You just feel like you could hurdle them without losing your momentum.

GQ: Defenders are going low today, so maybe the jump is a good response to that.

TG: Yeah, all the new rules in the NFL—staying away from the head/neck area—has forced defenders to go low nowadays.

The Rams open the season on September 10 at Oakland, on ESPN’s Monday Night Football.

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