Jalen Hurts will never play college football again. That's a tough thing to comprehend, especially considering the prominent role he's played over the last few years, but it's reality. The 2020 NFL Draft is the next big chapter in his life story, but he plans to give back to the community that first gave him stardom before his name gets called this spring.
Although he finished his career with the Oklahoma Sooners -- eventually becoming a Heisman Trophy finalist in New York City -- there's no doubt the Alabama Crimson Tide and Tuscaloosa have a special place in his heart.
That's why he's returning to Hoover, Alabama to host a special football camp on March 22.
Jalen Hurts Football Camp
This is definitely going to be a special camp for player ages 6 to 16. Football is obviously going to be the focus, but Hurts will also emphasize role modeling and leadership at the Hoover Met Complex.
To no surprise, the four-hour camp was instantly popular.
The $115 Silver Package that includes a photo with Hurts? Sold out.
The $150 Gold Package that includes a photo with Hurts and an autographed photo? Sold out.
The $170 Platinum Package that includes a photo, an autographed photo and a camp t-shirt? You guessed it. Sold out.
Jalen Hurts was not only a good player, but also a great man and leader. It didn't matter that he lost his starting job for Alabama football to Tua Tagovailoa in the national championship game. He stayed ready to help head coach Nick Saban and the Tide beat Georgia in the 2018 SEC Championship Game and get them back to the College Football Playoff. Then he found another starting quarterback job.
The former Alabama star didn't win the Heisman like OU predecessors Kyler Murray and Baker Mayfield, but he was still dominant. He won more big-time NCAA games over the likes of Texas and Baylor to capture the Big 12 Championship and scored over 50 touchdowns.
His career ended with loss to LSU in the Peach Bowl in Atlanta, but his legacy will live on forever. Having a unique camp close to the University of Alabama is very fitting, too.
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