- Date of Birth:
- August 7, 1998
- 6' 2"
Jalen Hurts (born August 7, 1998 in Channelview, TX) is the rookie starting quarterback for the Alabama Crimson Tide. Jalen was coached by his dad Averion throughout his high school career at Channelview High School. In his senior year he passed for 2,384 yards with 26 touchdown throws and rushed for 1,391 yards and 25 touchdowns. He was highly recruited by Texas A&M and Alabama, and went with the National Championship winning Crimson Tide, taking the starting position after Jake Coker graduated and went pro. He made his debut in their second game of the season and led the Tide to a perfect 12-0 record. He was named SEC Offensive Player of the Year thanks to his 2,454 passing yards for 21 touchdowns. He’s a force on the ground as well, rushing for 840 yards and 12 touchdowns, breaking the Alabama single season record for rushing yards by a quarterback. He led his team to become the SEC Champions in 2016 and secured a place in the NCAA College Football National Championship with a 24-7 win over the Pac-12 Champs the Washington Huskies in the Peach Bowl Dec. 31. He will lead his team in the NCAA final against Clemson Jan. 9.
Best Known For:
Jalen is best known for being the starting quarterback for the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Jalen comes from a football family. His parents Pamela and Averion Hurts attend all of his games as well as those of his older brother Averion Jr., who is the starting quarterback for Texas Southern University. Jalen’s dad was the football coach at Channelview High School throughout both of his sons’ high school careers. In addition to football, Jalen excelled at powerlifting. In his sophomore year of high school, he was able to squat 500 pounds of weight. He went on to become the regional finalist in the 198 pound weight class.