Jalen Hurts Caps Off Breakout Year With Impressive Personal Accomplishment

By Jason Hall

May 13, 2023

Super Bowl LVII - Kansas City Chiefs v Philadelphia Eagles
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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts achieved yet another major personal accomplishment just months removed from a breakthrough season.

Hurts, 24, earned his master's degree in human relations from Oklahoma University on Friday (May 12), university vice president David Surratt announced on social media.

"Congratulations! @JalenHurts @UofOklahoma @OUArtsSciences @OU_Football," Surratt wrote.

The Houston native began his college career at the University of Alabama, which included starting during his first two seasons with the football program and earned a bachelor's degree in communication and information sciences in just three years, before transferring to OU in 2019 and working toward his master's degree.

"𝗦𝗼𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗿 𝗙𝗼𝗿 π—Ÿπ—Άπ—³π—² Congratulations to @JalenHurts on completing his Master’s degree from OU! #OUDNA," Oklahoma Football tweeted along with a photo of Hurts standing at a podium.

Last month, Hurts signed a five-year, $255 million contract extension with the Eagles which, at the time, was the largest contract in NFL history until being surpassed by Lamar Jackson's extension with the Baltimore Ravens days later. The extension also includes $179.304 million in guarantees, as well as a no-trade clause, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Hurts has emerged as one of the league's best quarterbacks since being selected by the Eagles at No. 53 overall in the 2020 NFL Draft. The 24-year-old had a career season in 2022, leading Philadelphia to an NFC Championship Game win and Super Bowl berth while throwing for 3,701 yards, 22 touchdowns and six interceptions on 306 of 460 passing and recording 760 yards and 13 touchdowns on 165 rushing attempts.

Hurts also tied Pro Bowl Hall of Famer Terrell Davis' Super Bowl record of three rushing touchdowns and set a record with the most scored by a quarterback in Super Bowl history during the Eagles' 38-35 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in February.

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