Tennessee’s star running back, Jalen Hurd, will be transferring to Baylor University. This story broke on the morning of Nov. 18th and has been making rounds since then with many different reactions from UT fans and countless others. The news also affects other college football stars like Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey as they wait to find out where they’ll play their next season.
Who is Jalen Hurd?
Jalen Hurd (born 1994) is an American football running back for the Tennessee Volunteers. He has completed his redshirt sophomore year in college. He was the starting running back for the 2008-2009 season when he was in high school, accounting for over 2,600 total rushing yards and 72 touchdowns.
Jalen Hund background
Jalen Hurd grew up in Tennessee to an athletically talented family. His dad played college football at Memphis, his mother was a track runner at the University of Alabama-Birmingham and his sister is currently playing volleyball for the NCAA Division I team, Tennessee Volunteers.
His career to date has been successful, having led his high school’s football team to an undefeated season with 72 touchdowns, he finished his redshirt sophomore year as Tennessee’s star running back. He will be transferring to Baylor University for his junior year.
Where is Jalen Hurd transferring to
Jalen Hurd is transferring from Tennessee to Baylor University. This story broke on the morning of November 18th and has been making rounds since then with many different reactions from UT fans and countless others. Jalen Hurd bringing his running back skills to Baylor means that the Vols are missing a crucial piece of their offense.
On the other hand, it is an opportunity for UT fans to see Hurd in another uniform. The transfer is good for Baylor as they are getting a talented star who can help score points on offense.
His best game
Jalen Hurd had his best game of the season against Missouri, where he rushed for 230 yards and scored two touchdowns. His performance was key to Tennessee’s 27-24 victory. Also, Jalen Hurd has been named to the SEC All-Freshman Team in 2013, 2014, and 2015. In 2015, he was also awarded the SEC Freshman of the Year award.
Where could he end up going next season if he doesn’t stay at Baylor or go back to Tennessee?
Jalen Hurd could transfer to the University of Alabama, University of Florida, Clemson University, Stanford University, or Florida State. He is a talented player and those schools would love to have him on their team. All those schools have been dominating in recent years with football and may be seeking a new running back to strengthen their team’s offense next season.
Who are some of the most notable players who transferred in college football history?
Some notable players in college football who transferred schools in college are Jalen Hurd, Leonard Fournette, and Christian McCaffrey. Leonard Fournette (born 1995) is an American football player for the LSU Tigers. He is the youngest player in the NCAA’s FBS division. His first game for LSU was at Georgia on September 5th, 2014, where he rushed for 40 yards. He was ranked number 10 on ESPN’s list of top 99 high school players in 2014. He has completed his sophomore year in college and has over 1,400 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns to date. The Stanford Cardinal star running back Christian McCaffrey will be opting to go pro in lieu of his final year of eligibility. This story broke on the morning of Nov. 18th and has been making rounds since then with many different reactions from Stanford fans or various other students around the country.
If you want to be successful in football, it is important that you are talented and also have the drive. Jalen Hurd has had success so far with his redshirt sophomore year as Tennessee’s star running back. However, he will transfer to Baylor University for his junior year due to the lack of playing time on UT’s team this season (he only started three games). It may not seem like a good idea at first glance but transferring schools can lead players into better opportunities down the line if they work hard enough or impress coaches enough during their stints elsewhere.