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Todd Gurley Honored for Off-Field Contributions in LA

Larry Rupp
NFL running back Todd Gurley was honored for his off-field contributions in the Los Angeles area.
NFL running back Todd Gurley was honored for his off-field contributions in the Los Angeles area. / Greg Doherty/Getty Images

NFL running back Todd Gurley has yet to sign with a team for the 2021 NFL season, but he is certainly still making an impact off of the football field. It was announced that Gurley will be honored by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti for contributions he has made in the area.

Todd Gurley Honored by LA Mayor

Gurley was a member of the Los Angeles Rams for his first five seasons in the NFL (one before they relocated from St. Louis) and racked up 5,404 rushing yards and 58 touchdowns during his time spent there. It isn't a surprise to see him stay involved in an area he called home for so long.

Specifically, Gurley is being honored for his efforts in providing access to medical and mental health services to those in need. He partnered with TeleHealth Van a few months ago, which is a company that drives into low-income areas and helps people connect with their doctors, therapists and caseworkers virtually.

The TeleHealth Van was able to surpass the 5,000-appointment mark in its first year of service thanks to Gurley's help and the momentum isn't slowing down anytime soon. They even initiated a new program that incentivizes people to come by giving them a grocery store gift card every five visits.

A lot of NFL players make charitable efforts behind the scenes, so it is great to see someone like Gurley get recognized for his hard work. Keep an eye on if he signs with a team during free agency in the coming months. However, he is sure to continue making a difference off the field no matter what.

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