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Todd Gurley heads home to Baltimore but won't be buying tickets

Todd Gurley heads to his hometown of Baltimore this weekend to play against the team he rooted for growing up. Jeff Curry/USA TODAY Sports

EARTH CITY, Mo. -- Rookie running back Todd Gurley will get a chance to head to his hometown this weekend when the St. Louis Rams take on the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium.

It will be Gurley's first trip to Baltimore, where he spent a big part of his childhood, since entering the NFL as the No. 10 overall pick in this year's draft. If you're outside his inner circle and looking for tickets to the game, Gurley can still point you in the right direction -- one that leads away from his wallet.

"StubHub.com, that's all I have to say," Gurley said laughing.

Gurley probably will still have plenty of friends and family in the stadium when the Rams and Ravens play Sunday. Gurley was born in Baltimore and lived there until his teenage years when he moved to Tarboro, North Carolina.

By the time Gurley moved to Tarboro, he was already hooked on the Ravens. He said Tuesday his favorite player was safety Ed Reed and he also liked running backs Jamal Lewis and Willis McGahee.

"Yeah, man, I grew up a Ravens fan," Gurley said. "All of my family is there. It will definitely be a good feeling being able to play against a team I grew up rooting for."