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Gurley Named FedEx Ground Player of the Year


Rams running back Todd Gurley had a tremendous season under first year head coach Sean McVay in 2017. And after leading the league in yards from scrimmage, total touchdowns, and rushing touchdowns, Gurley has been named the FedEx Ground Player of the Year.

The annual award — along with the FedEx Air Player of the Year given to Eagles' quarterback Carson Wentz — is representative of a culmination of weekly awards presented by FedEx throughout the NFL season. Each gives football fans the ability to honor standout quarterback and running back performances each week.

Gurley won the Player of the Week designation several times this season, including two back-to-back honors in Weeks 15 and 16. During the regular season, Gurley amassed 2,093 yards from scrimmage and 19 total touchdowns — earning both a Pro-Bowl nod and All-Pro honors.

The Georgia product also set career-highs in rushing yards (1,305), and touchdowns (13). Plus, he is just the third player in NFL history to have recorded at least 2,000 scrimmage yards, 10 rushing touchdowns, and more than five touchdown catches in a single season. 

Gurley also has the chance to win even more awards, such as the NFL MVP and Offensive Player of the Year, at the NFL Honors show on Saturday night. The awards presentation airs on NBC at 9 p.m. PT.

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