Mark Barron

Rams running back Todd Gurley happily hurdling the criticism he heard after last year

Rams running back Todd Gurley happily hurdling the criticism he heard after last year

After a season-long absence from highlight reels in 2016, Todd Gurley is on a constant loop on television and social media this week.

His spectacular touchdown reception against the Washington Redskins, which included him hurdling a beleaguered defensive back on his way to the end zone, is omnipresent as the Rams prepare for Thursday night’s game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium (5:15, Ch. 4 and NFL Network).

Gurley also hurdled a defender on a rushing play against the Redskins.

“I don’t know why I do it — it just happens,” Gurley, who competed in the hurdles during high school, said Tuesday. “Guess I still got a little bit of form...

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