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Philly's Jalen Hurts Picks Up A Master's Degree Over The Weekend

One of the best quarterbacks in the NFL and the best signal-caller in the NFC graduated with a master’s over the weekend.


Jalen Hurts receiving degree

Philadelphia Eagles superstar quarterback Jalen Hurts walked on the University of Oklahoma’s stage at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, shook hands with the dean and received his master’s degree in human relations, according to various outlets.


This comes on the heels of the former Alabama and Oklahoma quarterback signing a contract worth up to $255 million last month.


And right before that, Hurts led the Eagles to the Super Bowl for the first time since 2018.


But after all the football business, the promising young quarterback focused on his studies once more, which culminated in David Surratt, the vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Oklahoma, posting a video of Hurts receiving his degree on his Twitter account.


The right-handed quarterback earned a bachelor’s degree in communication and information sciences from the University of Alabama, where he played three campaigns of his college football career, winning a National Championship in 2018.


Prior to that, he was the SEC Offensive Player of the Year recipient as a freshman with the Crimson Tide in 2016. In 2019, he transferred to Oklahoma following Nick Saban’s decision to start Tua Tagovailoa, who has been in and out of the Miami Dolphins’ first unit due to concussions.


The dual-threat playmaker went on to be drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2020 amid a year that many thought that the City of Brotherly Love didn’t need a quarterback. Former Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz signed a big contract just the year before, but because Wentz endured a litany of injuries and performed subpar in 2020, Hurts was given the opportunity with four games left in the season.


The next year (2021) with Hurts as the clear starter and Wentz in Indianapolis, the Eagles made the playoffs. And this past year in 2022, the Eagles produced a stellar year with Hurts as the starting signal-caller, as the beloved franchise went 14-3 and advanced all the way to the Super Bowl – a game that was evident that the Philadelphia Eagles were a better team than the Kansas City Chiefs in spite of the referees taking the game into their own hands.


Hurts outperformed two-time MVP Patrick Mahomes in the Big Game thanks to 304 yards passing and four touchdowns and would have won the regular-season MVP himself if he himself didn’t miss the last two games of the 2022 season.


Hurts was just the third player in Super Bowl history to account for 350 yards of total offense.


He is a first-time Pro Bowl selection thanks to 35 total touchdowns and 4,362 total yards in 2022.


Hurts and the Eagles will begin the 2023 campaign Week 1 against the New England Patriots, who will be commemorating seven-time Super Bowl champion and future Hall of Famer, Tom Brady.


Photo Credit: Instagram - @JalenHurts

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