Gurley's accolades are piling up

semerson@macon.comSeptember 24, 2012 

ATHENS - Todd Gurley has been named SEC freshman of the week for the second time, with the season just four weeks old.

The Georgia tailback rushed for 130 yards and two touchdowns in a 48-3 win over Vanderbilt on Saturday.

Gurley currently leads the SEC in three different categories: Rushing yards (406), scoring (42) and all-purpose yards (657). He is on a pace for more than 1,200 yards in the regular season.

"Just me being a freshman, to have that amount of yards I have now, which is a blessing for me, that's just crazy," Gurley said after Saturday's game. "And I just keep trying to work hard. And hopefully I get those yards."

Gurley also won the SEC freshman of the week honor after the season-opening win over Buffalo. Last year Georgia's Isaiah Crowell won the honor four times.

Gurley was also named the 247sports national true freshman of the week award.

Head coach Mark Richt said he and his staff talk "a little bit" to the tailbacks about dealing with the accolades that come with that position at Georgia.

"It's just a situation where we want everybody to stay hungry and stay humble. That's what you want," Richt said. "That's how they were when they got here, and I think they're still tha tway. I hope they continue to be that way. Just continue to strive to be an expert on what you do on the field, and take care of your responsibilities as a student, and be a humble young man."

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