Jalen Hurts Announces Transfer to Oklahoma After Three Seasons at Alabama

Jalen Hurts has found a new home after three seasons at Alabama.

The quarterback announced Wednesday he will transfer to Oklahoma.

Hurts graduated last month and will be eligible this upcoming season.

The decision by Hurts comes nine days after Alabama finished its season with a loss to Clemson in the College Football Playoff national championship game. Hurts made visits to Maryland, Oklahoma and Miami (Fla.) last weekend as he sorted out his options.

Hurts was 26-2 as a starter and led the Crimson Tide to the national championship game in his first two seasons. He was beat out for the job by Tua Tagovailoa this fall after Tagovailoa replaced him in the second half of last year’s title game against Georgia.

Hurts served as a backup and played sparingly throughout the season. His biggest contribution came in the SEC championship game when he replaced an injured Tagovailoa and led Alabama on two touchdown drives in the fourth quarter to beat the Bulldogs.

In his three seasons, he threw for 5,626 yards and 48 touchdowns and ran for 1,976 yards and 23 scores.

The decision should provide an immediate boost to the Sooners, who have a quarterback vacancy after Kyler Murray’s departure.

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SOURCE: USA Today, Erick Smith