ST. LOUIS, MO - DECEMBER 17: Todd Gurley #30 of the St. Louis Rams takes to the field prior to a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Edward Jones Dome on December 17, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

Todd Gurley sweeps rookie awards following dominant first season


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First-round draft pick Todd Gurley entered the NFL with big question marks about how he'd enter the league less than a year after tearing his ACL.

His response? A 1,000-yard rushing season, a Pro Bowl invite and according to the official team website the Pro Football Writers of America Offensive Rookie of the Year and overall Rookie of the Year award.

Gurley, the 10th pick in last year's draft, scored 10 touchdowns in 13 games and became the first rookie to rush for 125 yards or more in four consecutive games.

Gurley beat out rookie quarterback Jamies Winston (4,042 yards, 22 touchdowns, 15 interceptions, 58.3 completion percentage) and wideout Amari Cooper (72 receptions, 1,070 yards, six touchdowns) for the rookie awards.

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