Bama and OU Collabs to Support Hurts Ahead of Super Bowl
Even though the debate of whether Alabama can still claim Jalen Hurts as one of the school's NFL players has been sparked due to his recent success this season, Alabama and Oklahoma football have come together to support him ahead of Super Bowl LVII.
On both of the school's Instagram and Twitter pages, the posts say, "It's not about where you came from, it's about where you're . From two Crimson schools, good luck in the Super Bowl @JalenHurts!" The posts also includes a video of Hurts footage at Alabama, Oklahoma, and the Philadelphia Eagles, with voice-overs of media pundits doubting him and then hyping him up.
The video also includes a voice-over of Hurts saying both, "You may not know now but later you will understand, hopefully people understand," and "I had a purpose before everybody had an opinion."
Hurts played three seasons at Alabama, starting the first two, before he was replaced by Tua Tagovailoa in his third season. During his time with the program, he went to the College Football Playoffs all three years and won a National Championship in 2017, even though he was replaced by Tagovailoa at halftime in the championship game.
Perhaps Hurts' most famous moment with the Crimson Tide was when he replaced Tagovailoa and led Alabama to a comeback win against Georgia in the 2018 SEC Championship Game.
In Hurts' lone season at Oklahoma, he led the Sooners to a 12-2 season and went to the playoffs for a fourth straight time. He also ended up second in the Heisman voting that season.
With the Eagles this season, Hurts led the team to a 14-1 record as a starter by putting up 3,701 passing yards and 22 passing touchdowns along with 760 rushing yards and 13 rushing touchdowns. Clinching the first seed in the NFC, Philadelphia defeated both the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers to reach the Super Bowl for the first time since the 2017 season.
Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles face the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 5:30 p.m. CT. The game will air on FOX.