Jalen Hurts returns the favor after superfan gets Hurts' name on his school backpack

Nick Bromberg
·2 min read

After a young child named Alexander got Jalen Hurts’ name and number on his backpack, Hurts had to honor him.

Alexander’s mom tweeted a picture of her son’s backpack at the new Philadelphia Eagles quarterback in late July. He even got Hurts’ number at Alabama and with the Eagles put on it.

Monday night, Hurts showed off his new blue backpack with Alexander’s name on it.

Pretty cool, huh? Hurts obviously didn’t have to do that. But he was clearly touched enough by Alexander’s backpack that he not only acknowledged it but got his own backpack as well.

Alexander was thrilled. His mom posted a picture of him Tuesday morning. With the backpack in it, of course.

Hurts is entering his first season in the NFL after he was drafted by the Eagles in the second round of the 2020 NFL draft. He finished second in the Heisman voting to Joe Burrow in 2019 in his only season as Oklahoma’s starting quarterback. Hurts transferred to Oklahoma as a graduate transfer after he played three seasons — and started two national championship games — at Alabama.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts runs a drill during an NFL football practice, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, Pool)
Jalen Hurts is participating in his first NFL training camp. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, Pool)

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Nick Bromberg is a writer for Yahoo Sports.

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