What a year it’s been for Jalen Hurts.
In February, he led the Philadelphia Eagles to the Super Bowl.
In April, he secured one of the most lucrative contract extensions in NFL history.
Now, in May, Hurts received his master’s degree — fulfilling a lifelong promise.
In interviews, he’s shared an inspiring story about his mother, who worked as a special education teacher during his freshman year of college.
“She went back to school, and she got her master’s to become a counselor,” Hurts said in an April interview with Essence magazine. “That’s a living testimony for me.”
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Hurts exploded onto the college football scene in 2016 as a true freshman, immediately making a name for himself as the starting quarterback for the Crimson Tide, leading Alabama to a 14-1 record and an appearance in the College Football Playoff National Championship.
In 2018, he graduated from Alabama with a degree in public relations.
Despite signing a groundbreaking $255 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, Hurts stayed committed to pursuing his master’s in human relations.
“I Know Momma Proud Of This One,” Hurts said on Instagram.