Jalen Hurts

Jalen Alexander Hurts[1] (born August 7, 1998) is an American football quarterback for the Oklahoma Sooners. He previously played for the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Jalen Hurts
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Hurts in 2018
Oklahoma Sooners – No. 1
PositionQuarterback
Class Senior
MajorPublic Relations
Career history
College
Bowl games
High schoolChannelview (TX)
Personal information
Born:August 7, 1998 (age 20)
Houston, Texas
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career highlights and awards

Early years

Hurts attended Channelview High School in Channelview, Texas.[2] Hurts's father, Averion, was the football coach at Channelview High School throughout his sons' high school careers. 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. He played against the Texas A&M freshman standout running back Trayveon Williams 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.[3] Although Texas A&M made a strong push to recruit Hurts after the departure of their starting quarterback, Kyler Murray, they ultimately failed in their efforts after Hurts proceeded to commit 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.[4] Hurts finished high school academically ranking 39th in his class.

In addition to football, Hurts participated in powerlifting. As a sophomore in high school, Hurts was squatting 500 pounds of weight. He would eventually become Regional Finalist in the Powerlifting 198-pound weight class.[5]

College career

Freshman season

As a true freshman at Alabama in 2016, Hurts competed to open the season as the starting quarterback.[6][7] Blake Barnett started the first game against the USC Trojans, but by the second game, Hurts had taken over the starting role, becoming the first true freshman to start at quarterback for Alabama in 32 years (Vince Sutton in 1984 was the last)[8].[9] Hurts produced a historic freshman season under head coach Nick Saban. He threw for 2,780 yards and 23 touchdowns with nine interceptions. His completion percentage was at 62.8 percent, and he finished the season with a quarterback rating of 139.12. He rushed for a total of 954 yards and 13 touchdowns, breaking the school single season record for rushing yards by a quarterback, surpassing Steadman Shealy's previous record of 791 yards. He finished the 2016 season with 36 overall touchdowns breaking Blake Sims's previous record for touchdowns in a single season for the Crimson Tide with a total of 35 which he set in 2014.[10] Hurts became the first quarterback coached by Nick Saban to rush for more than 11 touchdowns in a single season. He was the first player in Alabama history to pass for 300 yards and rush for 100 yards in the same game and the first quarterback to rush for 120 yards or more in multiple games. In the Iron Bowl game against Auburn, Hurts completed 75% of his passes, which set a new Iron Bowl record.[10] Alabama concluded its 2016–2017 regular season with a perfect 12–0 (8–0 SEC) record. On November 30, 2016, Hurts was declared as one out of the ten finalists for the Manning Award which is given to the nation's top college quarterback. On December 3, 2016, he led his team to win the 2016 SEC Championship over the Florida Gators and was subsequently named SEC Offensive Player of the Year, SEC Freshman of the Year, and received Freshman All-American from several publications. Hurts was featured on the cover page of Sports Illustrated College Football Playoff magazine on December 6, 2016.[11] On January 9, 2017, top-seeded Alabama lost the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship against the Clemson Tigers by a score of 35–31.[12] The bowl game was played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.

Sophomore season

In 2017, Hurts led the Tide to a 13–1 season, giving them a playoff spot as a #4 seed, where they played Clemson in the 2018 Sugar Bowl. Hurts was the offensive MVP[13] in that game, with Da'Ron Payne being the defensive MVP in a 24–6 win over the Tigers. Hurts was benched at halftime of the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship for true freshman Tua Tagovailoa.[14] Hurts won his first National Championship as the Crimson Tide defeated the Bulldogs by a score of 26–23 in overtime.[15] Overall, he finished the 2017 season with 2,081 passing yards, 17 passing touchdowns, and one interception to go along with 855 rushing yards and eight rushing touchdowns.[16]

Junior season

After Tagovailoa helped lead the Crimson Tide to a comeback victory in the National Championship the year before, questions arose if Hurts would remain the starting quarterback for Alabama.[17] In the season opener against Louisville, Tagovailoa was the starter. Hurts came into the game in a rotation. He had 70 passing yards in the 51–14 victory; Tagovailoa had 227 passing yards and two passing touchdowns.[18] Tagovailoa was officially named the starter going into the next game against Arkansas State.[19] In a backup role, Hurts has earned significant playing time in the 2018 season.[20]

In the 2018 SEC Championship Game, he relieved an injured Tagovailoa and led the team to a comeback victory. Alabama moved to 13-0 and secured a spot in the Playoff.

Hurts completed his B.A. in communication and information sciences in December 2018.[1]

Senior season

On January 16, 2019, Hurts announced via social media that he would be transferring to the University of Oklahoma for his final year of eligibility. As a graduate transfer, he is immediately eligible to play for the 2019 season.[21]

Statistics

Year Team Games Passing Rushing
G GS Cmp Att Pct Yards TD Int Rtg Att Yards Avg TD
2016 Alabama 15 14 240 382 62.8 2,780 23 9 139.1 191 954 5.0 13
2017 Alabama 14 14 154 254 60.6 2,081 17 1 150.7 154 855 5.6 8
2018 Alabama 12 0 51 68 75.0 765 8 2 202.4 36 186 5.6 2
Career 38 28 436 694 62.8 5,481 48 12 147.6 373 1,945 5.2 23

Personal life

Jalen Hurts' parents are Pamela and Averion Hurts. Hurts has two siblings: a younger sister, Kynnedy, and an older brother, Averion, named after their father. Jalen's brother, Averion, was the starting quarterback for Texas Southern University and is now a youth football coach. Hurts' parents still attend his football games every week.[22] Hurts is a Christian.[23][24]

References

  1. ^ a b Fall Convocation of the One Hundred Eighty-Eighth Commencement (PDF), University of Alabama, December 15, 2018, p. 27
  2. ^ Gore, Leada (March 13, 2018). "Texas school bus crashes in Alabama: Channelview grad, Alabama QB Jalen Hurts responds". Advance Publications. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  3. ^ "Jalen Hurts Recruiting Profile". Rivals.com. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  4. ^ "Texas dual-threat QB Jalen Hurts commits to Alabama". AL.com.
  5. ^ "Meet Alabama's promising freshman quarterback and former powerlifter". AL.com.
  6. ^ "Jalen Hurts ready to compete at QB position after helping Tide prepare for Clemson". AL.com.
  7. ^ "Who is Jalen Hurts? Five things to know about freshman competing for Alabama starting job". Sporting News. August 29, 2016.
  8. ^ Byington, Alex (September 21, 2016). "Before Hurts, Sutton left his mark as freshman QB". Times Daily. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  9. ^ "Jalen Hurts takes definitive lead in QB battle as Alabama rolls". ESPN.com.
  10. ^ a b "Alabama Football Stat Pack: Crimson Tide defense leads nation; Jalen Hurts sets Iron Bowl records".
  11. ^ "Photo: Jalen Hurts featured on cover of Sports Illustrated". Saturday Down South. December 6, 2016.
  12. ^ Russo, Ralph (January 10, 2017). "Watson and Clemson dethrone top-ranked Tide, 35–31". Associated Press. Tampa, Florida: AP Sports. Associated Press. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  13. ^ "Jalen Hurts May Not Be the Flashiest QB, but He's a Vital and Overlooked Part of Alabama's Offense". Sports Illustrated. January 2, 2018.
  14. ^ "Alabama vs. Georgia: Freshman QB Tua Tagovailoa replaces Jalen Hurts at halftime". CBSSports.com. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  15. ^ "Alabama Wins National Championship With a Halftime Twist". New York Times. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  16. ^ "Jalen Hurts 2017 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  17. ^ "Who will be Alabama's starting QB? 'I wish we could talk about something else,' Saban says". Kentucky.com. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  18. ^ "What Nick Saban said after Alabama rolled Louisville 51-14". Saturday Down South. September 2, 2018. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  19. ^ "No. 1 Alabama names Tua Tagovailoa starting quarterback". Honolulu Star-Advertiser. September 3, 2018. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  20. ^ "Alabama's Hurts responds, produces in new backup role". The Montgomery Advertiser. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  21. ^ "Alabama QB Jalen Hurts will transfer to Oklahoma for senior season". ESPN. Retrieved January 16, 2019.
  22. ^ Womack, Chris (November 26, 2016). "The role Jalen Hurts' family played on his path to becoming the Crimson Tide starting QB". WIAT.
  23. ^ "Jalen Hurts".
  24. ^ "Jalen Hurts".

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2016 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

The 2016 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA", "Bama" or "The Tide") represented the University of Alabama in the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. This season marked the Crimson Tide's 124th overall season, 83rd as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and its 25th within the SEC Western Division. They played their home games at Bryant–Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and were led by tenth year head coach Nick Saban. They finished the season 14–1, were SEC champions and advanced to the College Football Playoff National Championship game, for the second consecutive year, where they were defeated by Clemson.

2016 All-SEC football team

The 2016 All-SEC football team consists of American football players selected to the All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) chosen by the Associated Press (AP) and the conference coaches for the 2016 Southeastern Conference football season.

The Alabama Crimson Tide won the conference, beating the Florida Gators 54 to 16 in the SEC Championship.

Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts was voted the AP SEC Offensive Player of the Year. Alabama defensive end Jonathan Allen was voted the AP SEC Defensive Player of the Year.

2016 SEC Championship Game

The 2016 SEC Championship Game was played on Saturday, December 3, 2016 in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia, and determined the 2016 football champion of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The game was played between the Eastern Division champion, Gators, and Western Division champion Alabama. The Eastern Division team was the designated home team, and the game was broadcast nationally by CBS for the 16th consecutive year. This was the final SEC Championship Game in the Georgia Dome, which was demolished on November 20, 2017 after its successor, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, opened on August 26 of the same year. The title game will move to the new stadium and will remain there through at least 2027.Alabama earned a berth in the SEC Championship on November 12 after clinching the SEC West.

2016 Southeastern Conference football season

The 2016 Southeastern Conference football season was the 84th season of SEC football and took place during the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The season began on September 1 with Tennessee defeating Appalachian State on the SEC Network. This is the fifth season for the SEC under realignment that took place in 2012 adding Texas A&M and Missouri from the Big 12 Conference. The SEC is a Power Five conference under the College Football Playoff format along with the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Big 12 Conference, the Big Ten Conference, and the Pac-12 Conference.

The SEC consists of 14 members: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, and Vanderbilt; and is split up into the Western and Eastern divisions, with the champion of each division meeting in Atlanta to compete for the SEC Championship on December 3.

Alabama enters the season as defending SEC champions as they defeated Florida in the previous year's championship game. The Tide would then go on to defeat the Washington Huskies in the Peach Bowl, but lost to Clemson 35-31 on January 9, 2017 in the National Championship Game.

2017 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

The 2017 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA", "Bama" or "The Tide") represented the University of Alabama during the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. This season marked the Crimson Tide's 125th overall season, its 84th as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and its 26th within the SEC Western Division. They played their home games at Bryant–Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and were led by eleventh-year head coach Nick Saban. During the final College Football Playoff (CFP) Selection poll, Alabama was included at number 4, and played number 1 Clemson in a rubber match of the past two playoffs in the semi-final game played at the 2018 Sugar Bowl, which they won 24–6. Alabama was matched in the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship game against number 3 and SEC champion and rival Georgia, who beat Oklahoma in the 2018 Rose Bowl, 54–48. Alabama won in overtime, 26–23, to secure the CFP National Championship. Alabama was also selected as champions by the Associated Press (AP) for a record 11th time in program history and recognized by the National Football Foundation (NFF) as the McArthur Bowl recipient, giving Alabama their 17th claimed national title.

2017 College Football Playoff National Championship

The 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship was a bowl game that was used to determine a national champion of college football in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision for the 2016 season. The game was played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, on January 9, 2017. It was the culminating game of the 2016–17 bowl season.

The game was played between the winners of two pre-designated bowl games played on December 31, 2016: the Clemson Tigers, who defeated the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Fiesta Bowl, and the Alabama Crimson Tide, who defeated the Washington Huskies in the Peach Bowl. Having met in the previous year's championship game, the resulting title game between Clemson and Alabama became college football's first rematch between #1 and #2 in national championship game history.The Tigers won the game 35–31 on a go-ahead touchdown with one second left, having come back from a 14–0 deficit earlier in the game. Clemson quarterback and Heisman Finalist Deshaun Watson set the record for most passing yards in a championship game with 420, breaking his own record of 405 yards set in the 2016 national championship game. Deshaun Watson and Ben Boulware were named the Offensive and Defensive Most Valuable Players respectively.

2018 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

The 2018 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA", "Bama", or "The Tide") represented the University of Alabama in the 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season. This season marked the Crimson Tide's 124th overall season, 85th as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), and 27th within the SEC Western Division. They played their home games at Bryant–Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and were led by twelfth-year head coach Nick Saban.

Alabama, coming off a national championship winning season in 2017, began the season ranked first in the AP Poll for the third consecutive year and fifth time under Nick Saban. The Tide opened the year with a dominant victory over Louisville in the Camping World Kickoff played in Orlando, Florida. Alabama won their remaining regular season games to achieve their second undefeated regular season in three years. As champions of the SEC's Western Division, they played in the 2018 SEC Championship Game, defeating Eastern Division champion Georgia, in a rematch of the 2017 national title game, 35–28, to win the school's 27th SEC title. In the final College Football Playoff rankings of the year, Alabama was ranked 1st, which earned them their fifth consecutive playoff berth and a spot in the 2018 Orange Bowl against fourth-ranked Oklahoma. Alabama won that game 45–34 to advance to the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship against Clemson, their fourth consecutive playoff match-up against Clemson and the third to be in a national title game. The Crimson Tide lost in a blowout, 16–44, representing the Tide's worst loss in the Saban era.The Crimson Tide were led on offense by sophomore quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who won the starting job over two-year starter Jalen Hurts. Tagovailoa set the NCAA FBS record for passing efficiency rating (199.4), was a consensus first-team All-American, and finished second in voting for the Heisman Trophy behind Oklahoma's Kyler Murray. Hurts, despite losing the starting role, received praise for sticking with the team and helping to mount a comeback in the SEC Championship Game when Tagovailoa went down with an ankle injury. Also receiving consensus first-team All-America honors on offense were wide receiver Jerry Jeudy, winner of the Biletnikoff Award, and offensive tackle Jonah Williams. On defense, Alabama featured two consensus All-Americans, defensive lineman Quinnen Williams and defensive back Deionte Thompson.

2018 SEC Championship Game

The 2018 SEC Championship Game was played on Saturday, December 1, 2018, in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, to determine the 2018 football champion of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The game featured the East Division champion Georgia against the West Division champion Alabama. Georgia, the East Division Champion, was the designated home team. The game was televised by CBS for the eighteenth straight year. Alabama came back from a 21–7 halftime deficit to defeat Georgia, 35–28.

2018 Sugar Bowl

The 2018 Sugar Bowl was a College Football Playoff semifinal bowl game that was played on January 1, 2018 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. The 84th Sugar Bowl game, it matched two of the top four teams selected by the Selection Committee to compete for a spot at the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship played on January 8, 2018, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. It was one of the 2017–18 bowl games that concluded the 2017 FBS football season. Sponsored by the Allstate insurance company, the game is officially known as the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

The contest was televised on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, with a radio broadcast on ESPN Radio and XM Satellite Radio, with kickoff at 8:00 PM CT (9:00 PM ET).

Alabama Crimson Tide football statistical leaders

Alabama Crimson Tide football statistical leaders identify individual statistical leaders of the Alabama Crimson Tide football program in various offensive categories, including passing, rushing, and receptions and defensive categories, including tackles, interceptions and quarterback sacks. Within those areas, the lists identify single-game, single-season and career leaders. The Alabama Crimson Tide football program is a college football team that represents the University of Alabama in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) Southeastern Conference (SEC).

Passing leaders applies to various statistical categories held by quarterbacks. After his career with the Crimson Tide that spanned from the 2010 to 2013 seasons, AJ McCarron graduated as Alabama's career leader in passing yardage (9,019), completions (686) and touchdowns (77). Alabama's current starting quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa, holds the record for passing yards in a single season, with 3,966 yards in 2018. Tagovailoa also holds the record for passing touchdowns in a single season, with 43 in 2018. John Parker Wilson holds the record for completions in a single season (255), set during the 2007 season. Scott Hunter holds the record for passing yards in a single game (484), set against Auburn in 1969; Gary Hollingsworth holds the school's record for most completions in a game (32), set against Tennessee and shares the record for touchdowns in a game (5), set against Ole Miss during the 1989 season. Tagovailoa tied the record for touchdowns in a game in the 2018 Iron Bowl against Auburn.Rushing leaders applies to various statistical categories held by offensive players who advance the ball rushing. After his career with the Crimson Tide that spanned from the 1996 to 1999 seasons, Shaun Alexander graduated as Alabama's career leader in rushes (727) and rushing yardage (3,565), though his yardage record was broken by Derrick Henry, who accrued 3,591 rushing yards from 2013 to 2015. Mark Ingram Jr. holds the record for career rushing touchdowns (42), set during his career that spanned from 2008 to 2010; this record has since been tied by Derrick Henry. All three major single-season rushing records were set by Henry in 2015: rushes (395), yards (2,219), and touchdowns (28). Single-game records include Henry for rushes (46) set against Auburn during the 2015 season in which he won the Heisman Trophy; Alexander for yardage (291) set against LSU during the 1996 season; and both Alexander and Santonio Beard for touchdowns (5) set against BYU and Ole Miss during the 1998 and 2002 seasons respectively.Receiving leaders applies to various statistical categories held by offensive players who advance the ball by catching Forward passes. After his career with the Crimson Tide that spanned from the 2004 to 2007 seasons, D. J. Hall graduated as Alabama's career leader in receptions (194) and receiving yardage (2,923). Amari Cooper holds the record for career receiving touchdowns (20), set during his career that spanned from the 2012 to 2014 seasons. Receiving single-season records include Julio Jones with receptions (78) and receiving yards (1,133), and Amari Cooper with touchdown receptions (11) set during the 2010 and 2012 seasons respectively. Single game records for receptions (13) was set against Tennessee during the 2007 season by Hall and against Florida Atlantic during the 2014 season by Cooper; Jones for yardage (221) set against Tennessee during the 2010 season; and Homan, Michael Vaughn and Al Lary for touchdown receptions (3).In addition to offensive records, many who have played for the Crimson Tide have set various defensive records. After his career with the Crimson Tide that spanned from the 1983 to 1986 seasons, Wayne Davis graduated as Alabama's career leader in tackles (327); Woodrow Lowe as the single-season leader with 134 in 1974; DeMeco Ryans set the single-game record with 25 against Arkansas in 2003. After his career at Alabama that spanned from the 1990 to 1993 seasons, Antonio Langham graduated as Alabama's career leader in interceptions (19); Hootie Ingram as the single-season leader with 10 in 1952; and several players tied with the single game record of three. Derrick Thomas holds every Alabama record for quarterback sacks with 52 during his career from the 1985 to 1988 seasons, 27 in 1988 and five in a single game against Texas A&M in 1988.These stats are updated through the end of the 2018 season.

Blake Barnett

Blake Austin Barnett (born December 24, 1995) is an American football quarterback for the South Florida Bulls football team. He previously played college football for the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Arizona State Sun Devils football team.

Channelview High School

Channelview High School is a senior high school in Channelview, Harris County, Texas, United States. It is a part of the Channelview Independent School District.

Damien Harris

Damien Harris (born February 11, 1997) is an American football running back for the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Jalen

Jalen is both a surname and given name. Notable people with the name include:

Janez Jalen (1891–1966), Slovene writer and priest

Jalen Beeks (born 1993), American baseball pitcher

Jalen Brunson (born 1996), American basketball player

Jalen Cannon (born 1993), American basketball player

Jalen Collins (born 1993), American football cornerback

Jalen Davis (born 1996), American football cornerback

Jalen Hurd (born 1995), American football running back

Jalen Hurts (born 1998), American football quarterback

Jalen Mills (born 1994), American football defensive back

Jalen Myrick (born 1995), American football player

Jalen Parmele (born 1985), American football running back

Jalen Pokorn (born 1979), Slovenian football midfielder

Jalen Ramsey (born 1994), American football defensive back

Jalen Reeves-Maybin (born 1995), American football player

Jalen Robinson (born 1994), American soccer player

Jalen Rose (born 1973), American professional basketball player

Jalen Saunders (born 1992), American football wide receiver

Jalen Schlachter (born 1992), American football guard

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List of Alabama Crimson Tide starting quarterbacks

This is a list of every Alabama Crimson Tide football team quarterback and the years they participated on the Alabama Crimson Tide football team.

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Mr. Clutch

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Jalen Hurts (born 1998), American football player

Dante Lavelli (1923–2009), American football player

Pat Tabler (born 1958), American baseball player and sportscaster

Adam Vinatieri (born 1972), American football player

Jerry West (born 1938), American basketball player

Southeastern Conference football individual awards

Coaches and media of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) bestow the following individual awards at the end of each college football season.

Taylor Rapp

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Tua Tagovailoa

Tuanigamanuolepola "Tua" Tagovailoa (TOO-ah TUNG-oh-VAI-loa; born March 2, 1998) is an American football quarterback for the Alabama Crimson Tide. He was born and raised in Hawaii.

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