Quarterback, Philadelphia Eagles
Jalen Alexander Hurts (born August 7, 1998) is an American football quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He played his first three seasons of college football at the University of Alabama, where he was a member of the team that won the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship, and used his final year of eligibility at the University of Oklahoma. Selected by the Eagles in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft, he became their starter near the end of his rookie season. Hurts had a breakout season in 2022 when he led the Eagles to an appearance in Super Bowl LVII.
Hurts attended Channelview High School in Channelview, Texas. Hurts’s father, Averion, was the football coach at Channelview High School throughout his son’s high school career. As a senior, he passed for 2,384 yards with 26 touchdown passes and rushed for 1,391 yards and 25 touchdowns. Hurts was a second-team all-district selection as a sophomore and was named the District 21-6A Overall MVP as a junior during his high school playing years. Throughout his high school career Hurts was rated as a four-star recruit and was ranked among the top dual-threat quarterbacks in the Class of 2016. Although Texas A&M made a strong push to recruit Hurts, Hurts committed to the University of Alabama on June 5, 2015. He was recruited by Alabama’s defensive line coach Bo Davis and offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin.Source