Former South Carolina TE Hayden Hurst earns prestigious award from NFLPA
Former South Carolina TE Hayden Hurst has been open and honest about his mental health struggles during his time in college since he’s joined the NFL.
Now a member of the Atlanta Falcons, Hurst has continued to be an outspoken advocate for mental health programs and de-stigmatizing the discussion of such issues.
On Thursday, it was announced that he’d won the NFLPA Alan Page Community Award, which is the Players Association’s highest honor:
#Falcons TE Hayden Hurst is the NFLPA Alan Page Community Award winner for his work on mental health initiatives. The union’s highest honor.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 4, 2021
That’s quite the recognition for the former Gamecock, who continues to do outstanding work in his community.
After spending his first 2 pro seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, Hurst had a career year with the Atlanta Falcons in 2020. He recorded 56 catches for 571 yards and 6 touchdowns. He figures to continue to be a big part of the Falcons’ offense in 2021 and beyond.