Jeff Fisher

Rams' Todd Gurley aiming to have bigger impact on field, in community

Rams' Todd Gurley aiming to have bigger impact on field, in community

It was a scorching Saturday afternoon in Southern California, but Todd Gurley wasn’t at the beach and he wasn’t lounging in the new home that he had recently shopped for.

The Rams running back stood on the 25-yard line at Santa Monica College’s football field surrounded by hundreds of elementary school-aged kids. And he wasn’t just observing.

He was set to run a short route for pint-sized quarterback Nicholas Plascencia.

Gurley’s work at the youth clinic offered a break in the preparation for his third season with the Rams, when he hopes to return to the form he flashed in 2015 as the NFL’s offensive rookie of the year.

His debut in Los Angeles last year didn’t...

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