Alabama Rewind: Jalen Hurts at Alabama
After three seasons with the Alabama Crimson Tide, Jalen Hurts has officially announced that he will transfer and finish his career with the Oklahoma Sooners.
In his first game as a member of the Tide in 2016, Hurts came off the bench against USC, overcame a fumble on his first collegiate snap and wowed the AT&T Stadium spectators with four total touchdowns in a 52-6 rout of the Trojans.
Hurts' running ability, poise and leadership helped Alabama rattle off 14 consecutive wins (13 with Hurts as the starter) before Deshaun Watson and the Clemson Tigers robbed the Tide of an undefeated season and a national championship in Tampa.
In Hurts' sophomore season, the Crimson Tide started the season 11-0 before falling to Auburn in the regular season finale. Despite not playing in the SEC Championship Game, Alabama once again appeared in the College Football Playoff. Unlike the previous season, a lights out defensive performance along with two touchdowns from Hurts catapulted the Crimson and White to a 24-6 victory over Clemson in the Sugar Bowl and an appearance in the national championship game.
In the national championship game tilt against Georgia, Hurts struggled to locate receivers and was replaced by Tua Tagovailoa.
After the true freshman sensation from Ewa Beach, Hawaii, delivered one of the most memorable plays in school history along with a national championship, doubts Hurts' future crept onto the scene going into the 2018 season.
Despite the noise of transfer talks, Hurts stayed with the team and put himself in position for his historic moment.
Once again in Atlanta, Hurts replaced an ailing Tagovailoa and carried the Tide to an SEC Championship victory with two fourth quarter touchdowns against Georgia.
From his first touchdown pass to ArDarius Stewart against USC in 2016 to his game winning run against Georgia in the 2018 SEC Championship Game, relive the moments that made Jalen Hurts a fan favorite in Tuscaloosa.