former georgia state running back Todd Gurley He produced one highlight after another while playing for the Bulldogs before taking his talents to the NFL. Gurley, who has not played football for the past year, remains involved in the sport, which includes an ownership role in a smaller professional league.
Fan-controlled football announced Friday Gurley has become part owner of FCF Beasts. 2017 NFL Offensive Player of the Year Joins Ownership Group Including Former NFL Running Back Marshawn LynchBaltimore Ravens cornerback Marcus Petersand former WNBA basketball player Renee Montgomery.
Between the trio of Lynch, Peters and Gurley, the Beasts’ ownership group has 11 Pro Bowl appearances and five AP All-Pro selections.
Fan Controlled Football League was established in 2017. All of the league’s games are played at the Pullman Yards in Atlanta and are broadcast live on Twitch, where viewers can vote on which games teams should play. The game features a 7-on-7 play over a 50-yard field.
The league also made headlines this week with the news of the former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Wake It will be played in the last week of the league season.
Gurley was a highly touted high school senior in North Carolina when he signed with Georgia in 2012. Gurley became a star in three seasons with the Bulldogs, during which he rushed for 3,285 yards and 36 touchdowns.
Gurley left Georgia, made a two-time All-SEC and had the second-most rushing yards in program history in three seasons — he was later eliminated Nick Chubb. Gurley also set a record for average earnings per rush with a minimum of 500 carries (6.44).
Gurley declared for the NFL draft after his junior season and was the 10th overall pick by the St. Louis Rams. Gurley immediately wowed in St. Louis, where he rushed for 1,106 yards and 10 touchdowns to earn Offensive Rookie of the Year honors.
Two years later, Gurley won Offensive Player of the Year for 2,093 yards scrimmage, 13 rushing touchdowns and 19 total touchdowns.
In six seasons in the NFL, Gurley completed 1,460 passes for 6,082 yards and 67 touchdowns. Gurley, who did not compete in 2021, has yet to announce his retirement.
Gurley’s Beasts, who are 2-3 this season, will be back in action on Saturday at 3 p.m. against the Shoulda Been Stars.
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