Jalen Hurd is a highly touted wide receiver out of Baylor University. Hurd was rated as a five-star High School recruit and was ranked among the top running backs in the class of 2014. Jalen played running back for the Tennessee Volunteers from 2014-2016, and on April 22, 2017 he announced his transfer to Baylor where he became a primary receiver. He had convinced himself, after playing running back his entire life, that a switch to wide receiver was the smartest thing for his NFL future. Against all the sane advice he could stand, he left behind the position that had been his golden ticket. What some called crazy and saw as a folly that could cost him millions; he saw a necessary course correction. After sitting out in 2017 due to transfer rules, Jalen led Baylor with 69 catches for 946 yards and 3 touchdowns, as well as adding 209 yards on 48 carries with 4 touchdowns last season. He also ranks sixth on Tennessee’s all-time rushing list with 2,638 yards. Even Jalen’s staunchest critics at Tennessee concede his work ethic is unmatched. He was considered the hardest-working player on the Vol’s roster, a distinction that carried respect with coaches and players alike. At Baylor, coaches say Hurd has not only worked extremely hard, but has been a model teammate as well. The creative offensive coaches in the NFL have come to realize that Hurd is a force to be reckoned with. Jalen has dropped 20 pounds from his running back days and stands at 6’4” 226 pounds with blazing speed, athleticism, and power. He was recently selected by the San Francisco 49ers with the No. 67 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, and is looking to have impact on the team as a rookie.
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