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Jalen Hurts Receives Praise From Nick Saban

Written by Tony Ghaul

Eagles QB Jalen Hurts received some glowing praise from Alabama Crimson Tide Head Coach Nick Saban.

Hurts spent three seasons at Alabama, before transferring to Oklahoma for his final college season. Saban praised his former QB, via The 33rd Team.

Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama. Photo courtsey of Tom Pennington / Getty Images file

“I can’t tell you how proud I am of seeing this guy in the Super Bowl, only because I know firsthand what he went through to get there,” Saban said of Hurts and the Eagles, via The 33rd Team.

Eagles QB Jalen Hurts. Photo courtsey of Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images

In his three seasons at Alabama, Hurts completed 62.9 percent of his pass attempts for 5,626 yards with 48 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He rushed for 1,991 yards and 23 touchdowns.

In his one season at Oklahoma, Hurts threw for 3,851 yards with 32 touchdowns and 8 interceptions, while rushing for 1,298 yards and 21 TDs.

Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts. Photo courtsey of Charlie Riedel / AP

Hurts is now a MVP candidate and the leader of one of the best teams in the NFL, in just his third season. The sky is the limit for Hurts, as soars into Superstar territory.

Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban and QB Jalen Hurts. Photo courtsey of The Heavy

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