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Five things you need to know about Jalen Hurd

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The sophomore running back might be Tennessee’s best offensive player besides Joshua Dobbs. Here are five things you need to know about him before tonight’s matchup.

Hurd is going to be a stud for Tennessee

Tennessee has never been known for their running game. However, Jalen Hurd is going to change all of that. Tennessee has never been good at getting in-state guys, but the commitment of the 5-star running back from Hendersonville was a huge get for the Volunteers. As a true freshman, Hurd averaged 69.2 yards per game and 4.7 per carry. Now in his second year and only half way through the season, Hurd averages 94.9 yards per game and 4.7 per carry. Hurd has rushed for over 100 yards in seven games and scored four touchdowns against Florida in September. Matt Elam and Kentucky’s defensive line better be ready tonight.

Hurd gained 20 pounds between his freshman and sophomore season

Hurd went from 220 to 240 this offseason that has helped him become durable and explosive runner. Hurd’s weight gain has helped him produce bigger numbers this season. Hurd’s bigger body has made him into one of the best backs in the SEC this season (but still behind Fournette and Henry).

Hurd is a collector of crazy socks 

Besides football, Hurd was all about perfecting his sock collection, which he called “sock swag”. In high school his favorite pair were pink with polkadots.

“They were in the girls’ section at Target. I had to sneak in there, looking over my shoulder. The lady checking me out asked, ‘You’re really buying those?’ I said I was buying them for my sister,” said Hurd, who is an only child. I can’t really wear them out on the field – they slip on my feet in my cleats. So I just wear them around.”

Socks for today.

A photo posted by Jalen Hurd (@jayhurd1) on

Hurd wears his hair in a bun

I’ve seen some interesting hairstyles in football, but I think Hurd takes the prize for the weirdest. Going through pictures of Hurd, I noticed that he likes to wear his hair in a bun on the top of his head like a girl. Sorry Jalen, but we all know Patrick Towles has the best hair in the SEC.


Instagram: jayhurd1

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Hurd had the worst prom outfit I’ve ever seen

I have seen some bad prom dresses and suits before, but this combination takes the cake. The scary thing about this is that his date went along with it. How can anyone think that orange looks good? The picture hurts my eyes.



Beat the Vols.

Article written by Kindsey Bernhard

Lover of dogs, sports and beer. @kindseybernhard

7 Comments for Five things you need to know about Jalen Hurd

  1. How Old Are You???
    5:46 pm October 31, 2015 Permalink

    Tennessee has NEVER been know for their run game??? Jamal Lewis & Travis Henry in the same backfield in the late 90’s, Arian Foster & Hardesty in the same backfield just 6 or 7 years ago, James Stewart, Johnnie Jones, Cedric Houston, & Jay Graham all in the last 30 years or so. Those guys caused some of the most grief in my poor Kentucky football fanhood. Do some research before you right. Tennessee hasn’t had a very good run game since Fulmer left, okay I could buy that. But to say they have NEVER been know for their run game…WOW!

  2. How Old Are You???
    5:51 pm October 31, 2015 Permalink

    And when Fulmer was there they had no problem bringing in the top talent from Tennessee. They have NEVER recruited their home state well is another ridiculous statement. Matt, Drew one of you guys start screening their articles before they go live please.

  3. Syrin
    5:54 pm October 31, 2015 Permalink

    That chick is unbelievably hot.

    Some of the best running backs in SEC history have come out of TN

  4. The Frizz
    6:16 pm October 31, 2015 Permalink

    The author makes some of the stupidest comments about sports. It’s as though she is hearing about something from someone who heard from a few other people and decides to put something up. It is just a treat waiting for the inane postings that she generates. Wonder if she gets confused when people refer to this brand of football as American football to distinguish it from association football or soccer?

  5. Me
    6:18 pm October 31, 2015 Permalink

    Anything negative said about dude’s threads sounds like jelly cause that chick is HOT!

    • WestKYCat
      7:10 pm October 31, 2015 Permalink

      Totally agree. I didn’t even notice what Hurd was wearing in that prom pic.

  6. Matt Jones
    7:20 pm October 31, 2015 Permalink

    Reminds me of the time I sucked my first cock.