Based on what we saw from Jalen Hurts during his college days at both Alabama and Oklahoma it was easy to assume that he was a pretty good dude, and certainly a selfless one.
This recent story involving him, a backpack, and a young fan in Louisiana adds to Hurts’ good-guy resume.
In a recent story written by Chris McPherson of PhiladelphiaEagles.com, a mother in Louisiana named Nikki Godfrey asked her son Alexander a pretty straight-forward question: what kind of backpack do you want for school this year? The answer Alexander came back with wasn’t all that straight-forward, however.
Alexander said he wanted a Jalen Hurts No. 2 backpack. Seeing as how Hurts is a rookie, he hasn’t quite hit that point of his career where the NFL is making backpacks with his name and number on it so Godfrey had to get creative. She picked up a backpack and gave it a personal touch putting ‘Jalen Hurts #2’ on the front.
— Nikki G (@nikkgphd) July 29, 2020
Hurts took notice of the backpack and the post that Godfrey tagged him in on Twitter and he decided he needed a new backpack as well. Hurts tweeted out a photo this week of his backpack with Alexander’s name on the front of it.
— Jalen Hurts (@JalenHurts) August 18, 2020
“I’ve got a lot of love for this kid already. I’ve had my fair share of things that I’ve had to overcome,” Hurts said. “For a 6-year-old little boy to kind of realize that shows his maturity. For me, I just want to set the right example for all people watching. I guess Alexander the Great gets it.”
See, social media can be used for good, believe it or not.
I imagine ‘Alexander the Great’ had quite the day at school telling all his buddies that Hurts is walking around camp with a backpack on with his name on it.