Jalen Hurts: Early Life, Girlfriend & Controversy

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Jalen Alexander Hurts, a.k.a Jalen Hurts, plays quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL. Hurts was nominated among the five finalists for the NFL Most Valuable Player Award on January 25, 2023.

Jalen, with the Eagles in 2023, also made it to the Super Bowl LVII after defeating the San Francisco 49ers (31-7) in the NFC Championship victory.

From his initial days in the field, Hurts has shown great potential in the field. During his freshman year in 2016, he won the SEC Rookie of the Year and the Offensive Player of the Year awards.

Jalen Hurts In A Post-Match Press Conference (Source: yardBarker.com)
Jalen Hurts In A Post-Match Press Conference (Source: YardBarker.com)

He comes from an athlete lineage; he had all the love and support of his family to shape his dream into a reality.

Throughout his time at Channelview High School, his father, Averion, served as his coach and guided him to the path of greatness.

In April 2023, Hurts signed the largest contract extension in NFL history worth $255 million for five years, including $179.304 million guaranteed.

We will let you in on all the details about him in this article, but before that, let’s go through some quick information about him.

Quick Facts

Full Name Jalen Alexander Hurts
Date Of Birth 7 August 1998
Age 25 years Old
Birthplace Houston, Texas
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
Zodiac Sign Leo
Religion Christianity
School Channelview, Texas
College
  • Alabama (2016-2018)
  • Oklahoma (2019)
Educational Qualification Graduated
Height 6’1″/1.85 m/185 cm
Weight 101 kg/223 lb.
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Body Measurements 38-34-18
Shoe Size 12 (U.S.)
Profession American Football Quarterback
Teams Philadelphia Eagles
Playing Career 2020 – Present
Martial Status Unmarried
Girlfriend Bry Burrows
Father’s Name Averill Hurts
Mother’s Name Pamela Hurts
Siblings
  • Kynnedy Hurts
  • Averion Hurts
Net Worth $6 Million
Salary $4.3 Million
Merch Bobblehead, Rookie Card
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Last Update July 2024

Early Life

Hurts was born on August 7, 1998, to his parents, Pamela Hurts and Averion Hurts, in Houston, Texas. His birth month says, Jalen Hurts’ zodiac sign is Leo.

He grew up with his two siblings Averion (named after his father) and Kyneddy. His brother Averion is currently a football coach at the University of Alabama.

Likewise, Jalen is a graduate with B.A. in communication and information sciences.

Body Measurement

Jalen Hurts measures 1.85 m in height. Similarly, he has a 38-inch chest, a 34-inch waist, and an 18-inch bicep. He has black-colored hair and eyes.

The quarterback wears U.S. size 12 shoes and has an athletic physique. He is of black ethnicity.

Jalen Hurt’s Girlfriend, Bry Burrows

According to reports, Bry Burrows and Jalen Hurts first met while both were students at the University of Alabama in 2016.

Bryonna Nicole Rivera Burrows is the full name of Bry. According to her LinkedIn profile, she graduated from Kennesaw Mountain High School, where she won the Principal Leadership Award and the Most Spirited Award.

Bry pursued her college studies in political science at the University of Alabama after graduating from high school.

Jalen's Former Girlfriend (Source: Youtube)
Jalen’s Girlfriend, Bry Burrows (Source: Youtube)

She also attended the University of Granada throughout the process and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Latin American Literature in 2015.

Bry was among the best prospect in college and was on the University of Alabama’s Deans’s List and honors roll.

Golden Key International Honour Society, one of the largest collegiate honor societies, which only admits the top 15% with the best academics, was the organization she participated in during her time there.

In the bargain, she also received honors from the Cardinal Key Honor Society, Order of Omega, Blue Key Honor Society, Most Outstanding Junior, and The Elliot Society, among others.

On And Off Relationship

Hurts appear single, but his connection with Burrows is not entirely strained. Since their undergraduate years, the couple has had on-and-off relationships.

Burrows was last spotted celebrating with Jalen after the Eagle’s match against the 49ers on 30 Jan 2023.

Education

In Channelview, Texas, Jalen attended Channelview High School.

As a sophomore, he was chosen to the second team in the all-district tournament. During his time in school, he also participated in play with the District 21 6A Global MVP squad.

Even after the persuasion of Texas A&M to recruit him, he went to the University of Alabama.

Career & Achievements

Jalen scored 36 touchdowns, breaking the record of Blake Sims‘ 35 from Crimson Ride while playing the USC Trojans in 2016.

In his successful career in the field, the NFL star was also selected as one of the top ten candidates for the Manning Prize in 2016.

Jalen before his game (Source: Instagram)
Jalen Before His Game (Source: Instagram)

On December 3, 2016, he had the chance to captain his team against the Florida Gators in the SEC title game, but in 2017 the squad lost to Clemson 35–31  in the final.

In the 2018 SEC Championship Game, Jalen led the team to a victory against Georgia (35-28).

Later he transferred to the University of Oklahoma and played his senior season with the Oklahoma Sooners football team before being drafted by the Eagles as the 53rd pick overall in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Since then, Jalen has been with the Eagles and, in 2023, made it to the Super Bowl LVII after defeating the San Francisco 49ers (31-7) in the NFC Championship victory with 121 passing yards, 39 rushing yards, and a rushing touchdown on 30 January 2023.

Likewise, the Eagles will face the Kansas City Chiefs at the Super Bowl LVII on February 12, 2023, against players like Nick BoltenOrlando Brown, and more.

Achievements 

  • Second-team All-Pro (2022)
  • Pro Bowl (2022)
  • Bert Bell Award (2022)
  • CFP national champion (2017)
  • 2018 Sugar Bowl Offensive MVP
  • Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year (2019)
  • First-team All-Big 12 (2019)
  • First-team All-SEC (2016)
  • SEC Offensive Player of the Year (2016)
  • SEC Freshman of the Year (2016)

Net Worth

Even though Jalen Hurts is only at the beginning of his NFL career, his gameplay potential as a quarterback is no less than a veteran. As of 2024, Hurts has a net worth of $6 million.

Hurts signed a 4-year contract of $6 million with the Eagles, including a $1.9 million signing bonus with an annual salary of $1.5 million in 2020.

Similarly, recently Eagles and Hurts reached an agreement on a five-year, $255 million extension, including $179.304 million guaranteed, per source.

Hurts becomes the highest-paid player in NFL history in a deal negotiated by Nicole Lynn of Klutch Sports Group and Eagles’ GM Howie Roseman.

With this extension, he will earn an average annual salary of $51 million, the highest in the football league.

Aside from NFL salaries, in 2022, Jalen started various ventures, including pulling a savvy marketing technique by filling for the trademark “HURTS SO GOOD,” which will be used for the apparel line.

Additionally, he has also advocated for female empowerment and women in sports by participating in the NFL’s “My Cause, My Cleats” initiative.

Social Media

Hurts uses the phrase “All Glory 2 God,” and the statements are printed all over his bio on social media.

To our knowledge, he is only active on Instagram and Twitter. Even though he is a newcomer to the ball game, he has already amassed many fans worldwide.

  • Twitter- 486.7k Followers 
  • Instagram– 1.1M Followers

Jalen has recently collaborated with the Jalen Hurts Signature Edition Louisiana Hot Sauce!

As decided by the brand and Jalen, some portion of the deal will be donated to the One Mind Set Foundation to uplift the communities, and an autographed jersey will be given with each purchase.

Controversy

Hurts went trending on social media due to the controversy surrounding the discussion about his bio, which hasn’t changed since Hurts first joined the NFL.

The dispute sparked over Hurts’ Twitter regarding whether he may have deleted information about the Eagles from his bio.

Koffler, an analyst, has rushed his judgment on the rumored trade of Jalen to Houston for Deshaun Watson, which left the Eagle fans confused.

Although including Nicole Lynn, head of the football division at Klutch Sports, ended the debate by clarifying.
“His Twitter bio has been the same for five years but carry on.”

Trivia

  • Jalen gave his vocals for A Philly Special Christmas, a debut studio album by Philadelphia Eagles players Lane Johnson, Jason Kelce, and Jordan Mailata.
  • Jalen calls his crawfish cooking skills angelic.
  • The quarterback keeps a vinyl collection, among which Frankie Beverly, Anita Baker, and Angela Winbush records are his favorites.
  • Jalen has a special bond with his grandmother, according to him, she gives him “wisdom and love.”

Popularity Graph

Jalen Hurts is a successful quarterback, and his impressive performance has gained him a lot of fame and wealth.

Jalen Hurts, The Search Graph (Source: Google Trend)
Jalen Hurts, The Search Graph (Source: Google Trend)

His graph illustrates a lot of hike in his search as his team, Eagles, is about to appear in the LVII Super Bowl in 2023.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Is Jalen Hurts injured?

Jalen is currently playing, although he suffered a shoulder sprain during the Week 15 victorious game (25-20) against the Chicago Bears in the 2022 regular season.
The injury kept him out for 2 weeks before returning in the season's finale Week 18 game against the Giants.

Does Jalen Hurts have a girlfriend?

According to reports, Bry Burrows and Jalen Hurts first connected while both were students at the University of Alabama; they had an on-and-off relationship since then, although recently, we saw Bry in Jalen's last match against the 49ers.

Does Jalen Hurts have any kids?

Jalen Hurts, a former standout player for the Alabama Crimson Tide, does not have any children. Nevertheless, he is a kind individual and might be categorized as philanthropic.

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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