Todd Gurley is an American football running back for the Georgia Bulldogs.
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Hi, I am Todd Gurley former University of Georgia Bulldog, chasing my dream to play in the NFL. I'm at the Old Spice Fresher Collection Styling Den at the NFL Draft in Chicago, AMAA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ay9nT7UnfKo
Hey, everyone. Thanks for hanging out. This was fun. Gotta run.
Hey Todd, what's your favorite downtown athens bar?
haha ... i'm only 20.
Hi Todd, my family are big Bulldog fans. I've passed the love of the Dawgs on to my 8 year old daughter, Meghan, and she absolutely loves you. I once went in her room to find her watching this year's Clemson game on dvr just so she could see you play again. She has announced that she will be a fan of whichever team drafts you. My question is: could you say "hi" to her? It would mean the world to her. Here is her pic with a #3 jersey on http://imgur.com/z0hXMTr
Hi Meghan ... thanks for being a fan and loving the Dawgs.
Todd, what were your thoughts on the Tud Girly Twitter parody during your suspension?
definitely the best thing that came out of the suspension. whoever made that up is a legend.
Do you think having the name Gurley throughout your childhood turned you into the savage monster that you are today?
I've always been a savage despite the name.
Do you think Nick Chubb will be a first round selection in 2 years?
yep ... after he wins the Heisman.
What team was the toughest team you've played in your career?
Freshman year ... South Carolina. That damn Clowney.
What was your favorite NFL team growing up? From a Baylor fan, here's hoping you do well in the NFL!
Ravens nation baby.
Todd, what are you eating before the draft today?
nothing yet ... i'm starved. someone send me a pizza.
How do you feel about the inevitable hug with Roger Goodell tonight? Do you have your move planned? Handshake first or straight to hugging it out?
I don't know ... give me some ideas.
Hey Todd, I'm a student at Georgia and first off I just wanted to thank you for all you've done for this team over the last 3 years. Really a Damn Good Dawg.
So do you have a particular moment in your career at Georgia that stands out as your favorite? And who was your favorite team to beat?
The Buffalo game for sure ... Florida and South Carolina are always top on the list.
Hey Todd! Lifetime UGA fan here. I will never forget the day I saw you run back the kickoff against Buffalo for 100 yards because I feel that was the play that you showed the world that as a young player out of high school, you were the future of Georgia. I just want to say that it was an honor to watch you, being a once in a lifetime player, play football for the University of Georgia and you will always go down as the greatest in my book.
As far as a my Question goes, I have a little brother that is on the road to high school to play varsity football. His goal is to play college ball, hoping to land a spot on the UGA roster one day. As a guy who has gone down that road, do you have any advice for the guy? What was your work ethic like?
Thanks for doing this AMA Todd! Best of luck in the draft and your future in the NFL, you have my support to the end!
Pick and choose your friends, stay focused on your goals and as far as work-ethic wise always do little bit extra. Thanks for the the luck and good luck to your brother. BTW Buffalo was the best game of my life.
Who would you say are the top five running backs in the league?
AP, Beast Mode, Leveon Bell, Shady McCoy, Forte (since we're here in Chicago). no order.
Who is your idol at RB?
Sweetness. You know who that is, right?
What has been your favorite food to eat in Chicago so far? Have you tried legit deep dish pizza yet?
What's goin' on everyone ... getting started. Easy question ... had some pizza here in Chicago. Lou Malnati's ... it was good as hell.
Whose the hardest tackler you've faced in your career?
DJ Swearinger from South Carolina and John Bostick, the same dude who hit Bridgewater.
Todd, UGA grad of 2011 here. What's your favorite restaurant around town?
Longhorn ... cowboy porkchops all day.
Have you given any thought as to what you'd like to do after your NFL career is over years down the road?
Yeah, I have to go back to school and finish up. Would like to get in the real estate business.
Hey Todd, in which city would you most like to live in if you had the choice?
LA ... no team there, though.
Hey todd! What was it like playing for Mark Richt?
He's a players coach ... it was great.
Todd, thanks for making UGA Football thrilling to watch.
I think the real question we all want to know: Which is your favorite Simpsons episode?
That's a tough one ... probably the Michael Jackson episode "Stark Raving Dad"
Todd, what was the strangest recruiting tactic that a college ever tried on you?
Yeah, Maryland. "We're the East Coast Oregon." jersey-wise.
Funniest teammate you've had?
Where do I begin? Blake Tibbs, Shaq Wiggins ... funny all the time.
Why is everyone saying Melvin is better than you?
Well, he was second to Barry Sanders for single season rushing.
Todd, we've all heard and read stories about pro athletes getting huge contracts but winding up broke. What steps are you taking to make sure that doesn't happen to you?
I'm a huge UGA fan living in Nebraska and loved watching you play for the Dawgs.
just gotta watch my money. be smart.
Don't want any I'll be happy with whoever takes me nonsense. What is your ideal draft day scenario? Also, how is the knee doing? Reports of your timely recovery are amazing.
LOL. I want to be the number 1 pick. that's probably not going to happen. at the end of the day, i'll still be happy
my knee is good. aiming for camp.
Hey, Todd. I'm really excited for you. You were very fun to watch in college. Unfortunately I can't think of a good question so I guess I'll ask if you prefer pancakes or waffles?
Pancakes ... chocolate chips. I love waffles, though.
What is your favorite movie?
Hey Todd! Good luck with the Draft! What was your favorite football team when you were growing up?
Most analysts are projecting you to be the best player from this draft in the next 5 years...how has that impacted your mindset for your future in the league?
Also, remember to work hard and play hard only sometimes and in a safe environment. There are cameras everywhere brodie, best of luck!
Where I'm picked or projected doesn't really matter ... I'm jut looking forward to playing in the league.
Was great seeing you play at UGA, thanks for all the work you put in, even if your college career was cut short by injury :/
Question as a fellow UGA student: if there's one place on campus that you could hang out, where would it be?
Edited for grammar
Tate student center.
I know that your career in the NFL is barely about to begin but if you had to choose between winning a Super Bowl or making the Hall of Fame, which would you choose and why?
Good question. Probably Super Bowl. Hall of Famers don't always win the Super Bowl.
Todd, I'm a UGA student and your biggest fan over the past three years. What was your favorite thing about the University of Georgia football program?
loved playing between the hedges on saturdays. there's nothing like it.
While traveling cities in the NFL, do you think you'll ever find a town as great as Athens, GA(or a town with as much ahem, "talent")?
probably not, but we'll see
The real question everyone is wondering is what type of Barbecue sauce do you prefer? Vinegar based, Mustard based, Tomato based?
Also, which meat do you prefer for barbecue, chicken or pork?
vinegar based and pork.
What does having a torn ACL feel like? How are you coming along?
It's fixed now. It didn't really hurt. Just after surgery it really ached.
Thoughts on Nick Chubb?
He's gonna win the Heisman.
Hey Todd, lifelong UGA fan here, and along with the rest of Bulldog nation I just want to say thank you for everything you did for us and this program. It was truly an incredible experience to see you play first hand. As for my question...
What was your most memorable off the field moment as a Bulldog? Whether it's a funny prank or a bowl trip, I'm curious about the behind the scenes stuff none of us see!
So many memories. Shower cap ... it's like a frat party that happens every year.
Hey Todd, we all know just making it onto an NFL roster is a huge accomplishment, and i want to congratulate you on making your dreams a reality. but we also know not all NFL teams are created equal.... If you could choose a few teams that you'd love to play for who would they be? and on the other side, what teams would you absolutely hate to have to show up to camp for?
I'm just excited to get back on the field and will be happy wherever I'm lucky enough to end up.