Future Watch: Jalen Hurd Rookie Football Cards, 49ers – Jalen Hurd was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft. He first starred at the University of Tennessee and on Sunday he will watch his team play in the Super Bowl.
The Hendersonville, Tennessee native played in all 13 games as a freshman in 2014. He started in nine of them at running back. He did catch his first receiving touchdown in his first game. He had a few weeks of over 100 yards rushing and ended up with 899 on 190 carries with five touchdowns.
In 2015, he was still a running back who gained the most yards since Arian Foster, 1,193 yards, the 12th most in the history of the university.
He had a solid campaign in 2016, he had 2,638 yards (sixth-most in the school’s history) 20 rushing touchdowns and 67 receptions for 492 yards and six receiving touchdowns. He played in the Outback Bowl with a win over Northwestern and the MVP Award. Then he transferred to Baylor.
In 2018, he started as a wide receiver. At 6-5, 227 pounds, that was a good place for him to play. That year he had three games of at least 100 receiving yards, 136 was his highest total. His season total was 69 receptions for 946 yards and four receiving touchdowns. He added three rushing touchdowns. He was named “Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year”.
At the NFL Combine, he did 23 reps on the weight bench. He impressed more than a few teams heading into the draft.
Here’s a look at what he can do on the gridiron:
Future Watch: Jalen Hurd Rookie Football Cards, 49ers – NFL Combine Data
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- NFL.com Player Profile – Jalen Hurd
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- Andy Isabella, Cardinals
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- Riley Ridley, Bears
- Deebo Samuel, 49ers
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