Rams’ Gurley named Rookie of Year by Pro Football Writers of America

Rams rookie running back finished third in the league in rushing with 1,106 yards.
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Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley received a pair of honors Tuesday, winning Rookie of the Year and Offensive Rookie of the Year honors from the Pro Football Writers of America.

Gurley finished third overall in the NFL in rushing with 1,106 yards despite missing three full games and wound up with 10 touchdowns on the ground. He was joined on the All-Rookie team by Rams right tackle Rob Havenstein.

The No. 10 overall pick in the 2015 draft, Gurley sat out the first two games while rehabbing from knee surgery that ended his final season at Georgia. He made his first start in Week 4 and quickly earned a spot in the NFL record books.

Gurley became the first player in history to rush for at least 125 yards in each of his first four starts and joined Hall of Famers Eric Dickerson and Jerome Bettis as the only rookies in franchise history to surpass 1,000 yards.

Havenstein started all 13 games in which he was healthy and helped the Rams allow a league-low 18 sacks. A second-round draft pick out of Wisconsin, Havenstein was the only starting tackle in the league to not permit a sack.