Hayden Hurst

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Hayden Hurst
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Hurst in 2018 preseason
No. 81 – Baltimore Ravens
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1993-08-24) August 24, 1993 (age 25)
Jacksonville, Florida
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school:Jacksonville (FL) Bolles
College:South Carolina
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Receptions:13
Receiving yards:163
Receiving touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Hayden Randle Hurst (born August 24, 1993) is an American football tight end for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at South Carolina.

Early years[edit]

Hurst attended The Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida. He played football and baseball for the Bulldogs athletic teams. He graduated in 2012.[1] Hurst was chosen by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 17th round of the 2012 MLB Draft[2] and signed with the Pirates for a $400,000 signing bonus, turning down a baseball scholarship from Florida State.[3] Hurst played two seasons in the Pirates organization before walking onto South Carolina's football team.[4] Hurst giving up baseball is attributed to being affected by "the yips".[5]

College career[edit]

In 2015, as a true freshman, Hurst played in all 12 of South Carolina's games, catching eight passes for 106 yards.[6]

In 2016, as a sophomore, Hurst played in all 13 games, catching at least one pass in each. He caught a career high seven passes against Kentucky. In total, Hurst caught 48 passes for 616 yards.[7] He was awarded a scholarship the following spring.[8]

In 2017, as a junior, Hurst once again played in all 13 games (including the 2018 Outback Bowl), catching 44 passes for 559 yards and two touchdowns.[9] He was unanimously named to the 2017 All-SEC football team.[10] Hurst declared for the 2018 NFL Draft on December 7, 2017,[11] nearly a month before the 2018 Outback Bowl against Michigan. Hurst recorded three receptions for 41 yards in the 2018 Outback Bowl for a 26–19 South Carolina victory over Michigan.[12]

Collegiate statistics[edit]

Year School Conf Class Pos G Rec Yds Avg TD
2015 South Carolina SEC FR TE 5 8 106 13.3 0
2016 South Carolina SEC SO TE 13 48 616 12.8 1
2017 South Carolina SEC JR TE 13 44 559 12.7 2
Career South Carolina 100 1,281 12.8 3

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 4 12 in
(1.94 m)
250 lb
(113 kg)
32 34 in
(0.83 m)
9 34 in
(0.25 m)
4.67 s 1.63 s 2.71 s 4.37 s 7.19 s 31 12 in
(0.80 m)
10 ft 0 in
(3.05 m)
16 reps
All values from NFL Draft[13][14]

The Baltimore Ravens selected Hurst in the first round (25th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft. He was the first tight end selected in the draft.[15] On June 19, 2018, Hurst signed a four-year deal worth $11 million featuring a $6.1 million signing bonus.[16] He recorded his first career touchdown reception, a 26-yard pass from fellow rookie Lamar Jackson, on October 28, 2018, in the fourth quarter of a 36–21 loss to the Carolina Panthers.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smits, Garry. "From pro baseball pitcher to college tight end, Plan B works out for former Bolles star Hayden Hurst". The Florida Times. Retrieved October 31, 2018.
  2. ^ "Hayden Hurst – Player Profile". Perfect Game. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  3. ^ "Top tight end in NFL Draft Hayden Hurst once played Minor League Baseball". MLB.com. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  4. ^ "Hayden Hurst". Official Athletic Site of the South Carolina Gamecocks. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  5. ^ Pompei, Dan (April 4, 2018). "How Hayden Hurst Went from Baseball Flameout to Potential 1st-Round NFL Pick". Bleacher Report. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  6. ^ "Hayden Hurst 2015 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  7. ^ "Hayden Hurst 2016 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  8. ^ "Hayden Hurst". Official Athletic Site of the South Carolina Gamecocks. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  9. ^ "Hayden Hurst 2017 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  10. ^ "2017 All-SEC Football Team announced". The Official Website Of The Southeastern Conference. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  11. ^ Cloninger, David. "Gamecocks' Hayden Hurst declares for NFL Draft". The Post and Courier. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  12. ^ "Outback Bowl - Michigan vs South Carolina Box Score, January 1, 2018". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved October 31, 2018.
  13. ^ "NFL Draft Prospect Profile - Hayden Hurst". nfl.com. March 1, 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  14. ^ "South Carolina TE Hayden Hurst : 2018 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  15. ^ Teope, Herbie (April 26, 2018). "Ravens add to TE corps, take Hayden Hurst at No. 25". NFL.com.
  16. ^ Teope, Herbie. "Ravens sign first-round pick Hayden Hurst". NFL. Retrieved June 19, 2018.
  17. ^ Oestreicher, Kevin (October 29, 2018). "Watch: QB Lamar Jackson throws 1st NFL touchdown pass". Ravens Wire. USAToday.com. Retrieved October 28, 2018.

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