Family reunion? Jalen Hurts makes surprise visit to Alabama's celebratory locker room
It’s difficult to find a better time to be around the Alabama football program, and that was never more evident than in the moments late Monday night and early Tuesday morning following the national championship victory.
According to Najee Harris’ Instagram account, former Alabama QB Jalen Hurts, now a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, made a surprise visit to the victorious locker room to bask in the afterglow of the latest title.
Hurts played at Alabama with several of the players still on the latest Crimson Tide roster, and they were sure glad to see him make a visit.
Hurts was selected by the Eagles in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft after he had a a 38-4 record as a starter during his career at Oklahoma (2019) and Alabama (2016-18).
Hurts finished as the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy in 2019, as he collected 5,149 yards of total offense and ranked second among NCAA FBS players in both offensive TDs (53) and passer efficiency rating (191.2), trailing only Joe Burrow in each category.
Hurts may be most remembered as the first freshman quarterback to start under Nick Saban and he finished fourth all-time at Alabama in winning percentage at 92.9 percent (26-2). Hurts owns the all-time record for rushing touchdowns by an Alabama quarterback with 23 through his 42 career games.
Jalen Hurts in the Bama locker room🐘
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