Georgia running back Todd Gurley has signed with Jay Z's Roc Nation agency. Gurley, 20, tore the ACL in his left knee in November against Auburn and missed the rest of the season.
Gurley, 20, tore the ACL in his left knee in November against Auburn and missed the rest of the season. It was his first game back since serving a four-game suspension for accepting money for autographs. Coach Mark Richt announced in December that Gurley would enter the NFL draft.
Gurley was an early favorite for the Heisman Trophy as he was second in all-purpose yards when he was suspended. In six games this season, Gurley rushed for 911 yards and nine touchdowns while also catching 16 passes for 117 yards.
During his 30-game career at Georgia, Gurley rushed for 3,285 yards and 36 touchdowns and caught 65 passes for 615 yards and six touchdowns.
He joins a growing list of high profile clients at Roc Nation. Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant joined the agency in November, and the agency also counts the Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant, the Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano and the New York Jets' Geno Smith among its clients.
Jay Z sold his shares in the NBA's Brooklyn Nets in 2013 to become a sports agent.
- Paul Palladino