Jalen  Hurd

1Jalen Hurd

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Hendersonville, Tenn.

High School:
Beech Senior

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 240

Position:
RB

Experience:
2L

CAREER HIGHS

  • Rushes - 34 at Missouri, 11/21/15
  • Rushing Yards - 151 at Missouri, 11/21/15
  • Rushing Touchdowns- 3 vs. Bowling Green, 9/5/15
  • Receptions - 7 at South Carolina, 11/1/14
  • Receiving Yards - 58 at South Carolina, 11/1/14
  • Receiving Touchdowns - 1 four times, last at Kentucky, 10/31/15
  • 100-Yard Rushing Games - 10 times, last vs. Northwestern, 1/1/16
  • Multiple TD Games - 5 times, last at Kentucky, 10/31/15

CAREER HONORS

2015 - SOPHOMORE

  • Photo Gallery
  • 2015 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
  • Games/Starts: 13/13
  • Fourth in SEC in rushing yards per game (99.1) and fourth in total rushing yards with 1,288 in 12 starts
  • First sophomore to rush for 1,000 yards in a 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
  • His 2,187 career yards rank 12th and he is just 891 shy of Travis Henry's record (3,078)
  • 10 career 100-yard rushing games, including six in 2015 season (Bowling Green, Oklahoma, at Florida, at Missouri, vs. Vanderbilt and vs. Northwestern in Outback Bowl)
  • Streak of three 100-yard games in a row (Iowa, Bowling Green, Oklahoma), was longest since Arian Foster had five 100-yard games in a row in 2005
  • Tied for fourth in the SEC in touchdowns with 14
  • Sixth in SEC in rushing touchdowns with 12
  • Multiple touchdowns in four games (Bowling Green, W. Carolina, at Florida, at Kentucky)
  • Touchdowns in five of last seven games
  • On season, 22 catches for 190 yards and two receiving touchdowns
  • Honored as Outback Bowl MVP after rushing for 130 yards on 24 carries with a touchdown vs. Northwestern (1/1)
  • Gained 120 rushing yards, including career-long 48-yard rush in regular-season finale win over Vanderbilt (11/28), also scoring touchdown on 14-yard carry
  • Ran for career-high 151 yards on career-high 34 carries at Missouri (11/21), surpassing 1,000 yards for season
  • Dove in for a 1-yard touchdown vs. North Texas (11/14), as he gained 72 rushing yards in win
  • Ran for 90 yards (79 in first half) vs. South Carolina (11/7)
  • Scored rushing (4 yards) and receiving (37 yards) touchdowns at Kentucky (10/31) as part of 98 total yards (61 rushing)
  • Pounded out 92 tough yards at #8 Alabama (10/24), the most by a Vol vs. Tide since Tauren Poole (117) in 2010
  • Ran for 80 yards on 21 carries vs. #19 Georgia (10/10)
  • Gained 141 total yards (90 rushing and 51 receiving) vs. Arkansas (10/3)
  • Ran for 102 yards and two touchdowns at Florida (9/26)
  • Scored 5-yard receiving touchdown and 8-yard rushing score, gaining 68 yards on ground vs. Western Carolina (9/19)
  • Ran for 106 yards, third 100-yard game in a row, vs. #19 Oklahoma (9/12), 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 (9/5); first Vol with three rushing TDs in a game since Joshua Dobbs (11/1/14) at South Carolina
  • Went over 1,000 career rushing yards vs. Bowling Green

2014 - FRESHMAN

  • Photo Gallery
  • 2014 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
  • Games/Starts: 13/9
  • Vols leading rusher with 190 carries for 899 yards and five rushing touchdowns in 13 games with nine start
  • Fourth-leading freshman rusher in SEC (69.2 yd/game)
  • Also had 35 catches for 221 yards with two receiving touchdowns
  • Rushed for 100 yards four times (Georgia, South Carolina, Kentucky and Iowa in TaxSlayer Bowl), most 100-yard rushing games by a true freshman since Jamal Lewis' seven in 1997
  • Rushing total of 899 yards is third-most in a single-season by a 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 the 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl vs. Iowa (1/2); scored first two touchdowns of the game with scoring runs of 3 and 29 yards
  • 122 rushing yards in TaxSlayer Bowl were most by a Vol in a bowl game since Travis Henry ran for 180 yards in 2001 Cotton Bowl
  • Two rushing touchdowns in a bowl were most since Casey Clausen ran for a pair in the 2002 Florida Citrus Bowl
  • Gained 40 yards both rushing and receiving vs. #19 Missouri (11/22)
  • Ran for 118 yards including third touchdown of the season in win over Kentucky (11/15)
  • Ran for 125 yards at South Carolina (11/1), most by a Vols' true freshman since Jamal Lewis had 127 in the 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. #4 Alabama (10/25)
  • Ran for 40 yards on 13 carries and had two catches for 19 yards at #3 Ole Miss (10/18)
  • First start came vs. Florida (10/4), ran for 39 yards
  • Posted 119 rushing yards on 24 carries with a touchdown at #12/13 Georgia (9/27); yardage was most by a Vols' true freshman since Jamal Lewis had 127 in the 1997 SEC Championship Game and first by a UT true freshman since Bryce Brown (2009)
  • Ran for 97 yards at #4/3 Oklahoma (9/13)
  • First rushing touchdown on 4-yard rush as he picked up 83 yards on 23 carries vs. Arkansas State (9/6)
  • Scored first-career touchdown on a 15-yard reception in season opener vs. Utah State (8/31); ran 11 times for 29 yards and finished with two catches for 16 yards
  • One of first four Vols to have black stripes removed in `14 (Derek Barnett, Emmanuel Moseley, Ethan Wolf) on Aug. 10

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 a senior before suffering a 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 his lone prep game of 2013
  • Named Tennessee State Mr. Football in 2012
  • Earned First Team All-State from Tennessee Sports Writers as a junior
  • As a junior in 2012, ran for Tennessee state-record 3,357 yards and 43 touchdowns
  • Set Tennessee state record with 294 points scored as a junior
  • Averaged 240 yards per game and 10.58 yards per carry in 2012
  • Gained more than 200 yards in nine games as a junior, including three games with at least 390 yards on the ground
  • Piled up single-game rushing totals of 451, 396 and 394 as a junior
  • Ran for Tennessee title-game records of 394 yards and seven touchdowns in 2012 championship, a 56-35 Beech win over Columbia Central
  • Led Beech to 2012 state title with a perfect 15-0 record

PERSONAL

  • Full Name: Jalen Tyler Hurd
  • Born: January 23, 1996
  • Son of Tara Smotherman and Jay Hurd
  • Majoring in Finance
  • Recipient of the David Mason Booth Jr Endowed Men's Athletic Scholarship
 

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