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In The Latest Sporting News Of Jalen Hurts
While the Philadelphia Eagles didn’t take home the victory following Super Bowl LVII, that didn’t stop Jalen Hurts’ faith ahead of the game.
During the 24th annual Super Bowl Soulful Gospel Celebration, the starting quarterback made an appearance to receive the Faith in Action Award as he was honored during the ceremony.
Hurts, 24, thanked God for blessings. He detailed during an interview,
“I embraced the process of everything and I kept my faith in God. I never lost faith, and I always believed. I’ve realized that I never knew where I’d be going. I never knew what the destination was, but I never said that it couldn’t be done.”
The athlete added,
“You know how people always tell me I have this favor; I just try to go out there and do the right things. I try to show respect to the people around me. I truly give it all that I have on the field.”
Following the Eagles lost to the Kansas City Chiefs, the brother of Omega Psi Phi stated,
“You either win or you learn, that’s how I feel…I don’t do this to be loved. I don’t do this to be hated. I don’t do this to seek anyone else’s approval. I do it for the guys in the locker room. I do it for all the time that we’ve invested into this.”
Hurts was a rising quarterback from Texas who initially started at the University of Alabama but found himself in QB controversy. After being benched for a season, he made his way to the University of Oklahoma rising back to college football prominence.
During the second round of the 2020 NFL draft, he found himself “flying” with the Eagles and became a starting quarterback in the AFC West following his rookie season.
Not only did he make Super Bowl history as being one of two Black starting quarterbacks, but he was also the first Black starting QB at Alabama to win a national championship.