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Jalen Hurts wins BET Award for Sportsman of the Year

Jalen Hurts attempts a pass in the 2022 season (2023 playoff game) against the New York Giants for the Philadelphia Eagles.
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The blessings keep on rolling in for Jalen Hurts.

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He brought his game to a new level in his third season for the Philadelphia Eagles, accounting for 3,701 passing yards and 35 total touchdowns in 2022. Hurts carried his team to the playoffs, outplayed Patrick Mahomes in Super Bowl LVII, and nearly won the matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. 

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Philadelphia locked Hurts into a record-breaking contract — five years, $255 million — but the 24-year-old has his eyes on a Vince Lombardi Trophy.

He did, however, receive a significant honor from the BET Awards over the weekend. Hurts won the award for Sportsman of the Year.

He continues to win over the hearts of fans and critics in his growth as a player.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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