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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts isn’t only one of the most athletic signal-callers in the NFL, but he’s also one of the most intelligent. And that’s no doubt thanks to his genetic makeup as he’s one of three intelligent and athletic children of Pamela and Averion Hurts.

So who are Jalen Hurts’ parents?

Who are Jalen Hurts’ parents?

Jalen Hurts with his brother, sister, and mother ahead of an Eagles-Texans matchup in November 2022
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts takes a family portrait in the end zone with his brother, sister, and mother before the football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on November 3, 2022 | Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Jalen Hurts’ parents welcomed what would ultimately be their middle child in August 1998. Jalen has an older brother, Averion, who was named after his father, and a younger sister, Kynnedy. All three grew up in Channelview, Texas, which is located just outside Houston.

Like all of his children, Averion Hurts Sr. was a fantastic athlete. He was an offensive lineman at Channelview High School, where he also competed in track and field. Upon graduation in 1986, he attended Division III Howard Payne University, where he earned All-Conference honors in football as a senior and was a six-time All-American in track and field. He graduated with a marketing degree in 1990.

Hurts began teaching in 1994 and began his career as a football coach two years later. After a decade of bouncing around various schools as an assistant, he became the head coach at Channelview High School in 2006, later coaching both of his sons.

Like her husband, Pamela Hurts pursued a career in education. She owns a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Counseling. She also worked in the Channelview school district.

Education has obviously always been important to Jalen Hurts’ parents. And that’s why he’s not only succeeded in athletics but in academics as well. He was inducted into the Honor Society in fifth grade, which continued through high school, and he earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Alabama in just two and a half years before transferring to Oklahoma.


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