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Jalen Hurd 84
 

Jalen  Hurd

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hendersonville, Tenn.

High School:
Beech Senior HS

Last College:
Tennessee

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 220

Position:
WR

Experience:
TR

Transfer from Tennessee enrolled at Baylor in May 2017 ... Will redshirt the 2017 season and retain one season of eligibility.

2016 (Junior -- Tennessee): Appeared in seven games with seven starts ... Had eight carries for 16 yards and one touchdown at South Carolina ... Carried 13 times for 28 yards against Alabama and caught three passes for minus one yard ... Had 92 yards of total offense in comeback win at Georgia, rushing for 42 yards on 10 carries and catching three passes for 50 yards, including a 23-yard touchdown catch ... Against Florida, had 95 yards on 26 carries and had two receptions for 25 yards, including a 23-yard touchdown catch midway through third quarter that sparked UT's second-half comeback ... Rushed for 61 yards and one touchdown on 15 carries vs. Ohio ... Carried 22 yards for 99 yards and caught one pass for one yard in win vs. Virginia Tech ... Rushed for 110 yards on 28 carries and recovered a fumble in end zone in OT for game-winning TD vs. Appalachian State ... 2016 Athlon Sports Preseason First Team All-SEC ... 2016 Doak Walker Award Preseason Watch List ... 2016 Maxwell Award Preseason Watch List ... 2016 Lindy's Sports Preseason Second Team All-SEC.

2015 (Sophomore -- Tennessee): Started all 13 games for Tennessee ... Fourth in SEC in rushing yards per game (99.1) and fourth in total rushing yards with 1,288 ... First sophomore to rush for 1,000 yards in single season in Tennessee history ... First sophomore to gain 2,000 rushing yards in career ... Posted 18th 1,000 yard season in Tennessee history, first since Rajion Neal in 2013 ... With 1,288, posted seventh-best single season in Tennessee history ... Had six 100-yard rushing games (Bowling Green, Oklahoma, at Florida, at Missouri, vs. Vanderbilt and vs. Northwestern in Outback Bowl) ... Streak of three straight 100-yard games (Iowa, Bowling Green, Oklahoma), was longest since Arian Foster had five straight 100-yard games in 2005 ... Tied for fourth in SEC in touchdowns with 14 ... Ranked sixth in SEC in rushing touchdowns with 12 ... Multiple touchdowns in four games (Bowling Green, W. Carolina, at Florida, at Kentucky) ... Honored as Outback Bowl MVP after rushing for 130 yards on 24 carries with a touchdown vs. Northwestern ... Gained 120 rushing yards, including career-long 48-yard rush in regular-season finale win over Vanderbilt, also scoring touchdown on 14-yard carry ... Ran for career-high 151 yards on career-high 34 carries at Missouri, surpassing 1,000 yards for season ... Dove in for one-yard touchdown vs. North Texas, gaining 72 rushing yards in win ... Ran for 90 yards (79 in first half) vs. South Carolina ... Scored rushing (4 yards) and receiving (37 yards) touchdowns at Kentucky as part of 98 total yards (61 rushing) ... Pounded out 92 tough yards at No. 8 Alabama, most by Vol player vs. Tide since Tauren Poole (117) in 2010 ... Ran for 80 yards on 21 carries vs. No. 19 Georgia ... Gained 141 total yards (90 rushing and 51 receiving) vs. Arkansas ... Ran for 102 yards and two touchdowns at Florida ... Scored five-yard receiving touchdown and eight-yard rushing score, gaining 68 yards on ground vs. Western Carolina ... Ran for 106 yards, third straight 100-yard game, vs. No. 19 Oklahoma, became first back to run for 100 yards vs. Sooners in two seasons ... Opened 2015 with three rushing touchdowns as part of 123 rushing yards in return to Midstate vs. Bowling Green ... Went over 1,000 career rushing yards vs. Bowling Green ... 2015 Athlon Sports Preseason SEC All Conference Third Team Offense ... 2015 Phil Steele Preseason Third Team All-SEC ... 2015 Lindy's Sports No. 20 Top Running Backs ... 2015 Lindy's Sports Preseason Third Team All-SEC ... 2015 Athlon Sports Preseason Second Team All-SEC.

2014 (Freshman -- Tennessee): Appeared in 13 games with nine starts ... Vols leading rusher with 190 carries for 899 yards and five rushing touchdowns ... Fourth-leading freshman rusher in SEC (69.2 yd/game) ... Rushed for 100 yards four times (Georgia, South Carolina, Kentucky and Iowa in TaxSlayer Bowl), most 100-yard rushing games by true freshman since Jamal Lewis' seven in 1997 ... Rushing total of 899 yards is third-most in single-season by true freshman in Tennessee history; No. 2 James Stewart (908 in 1991) and No. 1 Jamal Lewis (1,364 in 1997) ... Ran for 122 yards with first multi-touchdown game in 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl vs. Iowa; scored first two touchdowns of game with scoring runs of three and 29 yards ... 122 rushing yards in TaxSlayer Bowl were most by Vol in bowl game since Travis Henry ran for 180 yards in 2001 Cotton Bowl ... Two rushing touchdowns in bowl were most since Casey Clausen ran for pair in 2002 Florida Citrus Bowl ... Gained 40 yards both rushing and receiving vs. No. 19 Missouri ... Ran for 118 yards including third touchdown of season in win over Kentucky ... Ran for 125 yards at South Carolina, most by Vols true freshman since Jamal Lewis had 127 in 1997 SEC Championship Game; also had team-best seven catches for 58 yards including 21-yard fourth-quarter touchdown ... Ran for 59 yards and led Vols with six catches for 27 yards vs. No. 4 Alabama ... Ran for 40 yards on 13 carries and had two catches for 19 yards at No. 3 Ole Miss ... First start came vs. Florida, ran for 39 yards ... Posted 119 rushing yards on 24 carries with touchdown at No. 12 Georgia; yardage was most by Vols true freshman since Jamal Lewis had 127 in 1997 SEC Championship Game and first by UT true freshman since Bryce Brown (2009) ... Ran for 97 yards at No. 3 Oklahoma ... First rushing touchdown on four-yard rush, totaling 83 yards on 23 carries vs. Arkansas State ... Scored first-career touchdown on 15-yard reception in season opener vs. Utah State; ran 11 times for 29 yards and finished with two catches for 16 yards ... 2014 Campus Insiders Honorable Mention Freshman All-American ... SEC Freshman of the Week (9/8).

High School: Lettered at Beech Senior High School in Hendersonville, Tenn., for coach Anthony Crabtree ... Rated five-star by 247Sports (No. 33 national prospect, No. 4 athlete, No. 1 prospect in Tennessee) ... Rated four-star by ESPN (No. 62 national prospect, No. 7 running back, No. 4 prospect in Tennessee) ... Rated five-star by Rivals (No. 28 national prospect, No. 5 running back, No. 2 prospect in Tennessee) ... Rated four-star by Scout (No. 11 running back) ... Played in 2014 U.S. Army All-American Game ... Played in one game as senior before suffering shoulder injury that ended his 2013 season prematurely ... Ran for 177 yards and three touchdowns on offense and had eight tackles and an interception in lone prep game of 2013 ... Named Tennessee State Mr. Football in 2012 ... Earned first-team all-state from Tennessee Sports Writers as junior ... As junior in 2012, ran for Tennessee state-record 3,357 yards and 43 touchdowns ... Set Tennessee state record with 294 points scored as junior ... Averaged 240 yards per game and 10.58 yards per carry in 2012 ... Gained more than 200 yards in nine games as junior, including three games with at least 390 yards on ground ... Piled up single-game rushing totals of 451, 396 and 394 as junior ... Ran for Tennessee title-game records of 394 yards and seven touchdowns in 2012 championship, 56-35 Beech win over Columbia Central ... Led Beech to 2012 state title with perfect 15-0 record.

Personal: Son of Tara Smotherman and Jay Hurd ... Majoring in health, kinesiology and leisure studies.

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