St. Louis Rams

Rams’ Gurley and Hekker honored as NFC Players of the Month

St. Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley was named NFC Rookie of the Month on Thursday after reeling off three straight 100-yard rushing performances in his first three NFL starts.

Gurley is the first rookie with at least 125 yards in three straight games since Cadillac Williams did it in 2005. That includes 128 against the Browns last week, 159 yards against Green Bay and 146 yards against Arizona.

Rams punter Johnny Hekker was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Month. He punted five times for a 48-yard average against Cleveland on Sunday and is averaging 47.3 yards this season on 31 punts.

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