Todd Gurley packs on serious pounds for second season at Georgia

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Either star Georgia running back Todd Gurley has been enjoying himself one too many Pokey Stix, or he is seriously committed to being the best player at his position in the nation in 2013.

[Related: Georgia coach Mark Richt wants to see “Gurshall” nickname retired]

Only a wee freshman in 2012, Gurley starred as one half (along with fellow frosh Keith Marshall) of the Bulldogs’ deadly rushing combination that became known to fans simply as “Gurshall.”

However, as a sophomore, Gurley may find himself too big to fit into any nicknames with any other player. That’s what happens when, according to reports, you put on roughly 40 pounds in a matter of just a few months.

That is a lot of protein powder. We’re going to go ahead and assume it’s all good weight, and not actually any Pokey Stix.

Gurley rushed for 1,385 yards on 222 carries in 2012, good for a robust 6.24 yards per carry average. Obviously, he is looking for even more as a sophomore — and his added bulk could wind up being what moves him into the upper echelon of the college game.

His added size could also be the difference between an SEC East title and an SEC Championship for the Dawgs.

[H/T: Fansided]

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  • Aaron

    Gurley didn’t weigh 195 last year…..he was 218

    • Errk

      AND Gumby’s isn’t even in Athens anymore, so we know it wasn’t Pokey Stix