Prior to signing with the Dallas Cowboys as a wide receiver in March 2018, Allen Hurns began his NFL career in 2014 with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an uncalled up free agent. In his formative years, he played high school football at Miami Carol City Senior High School and college football at the University of Miami.
By the end of his college career with the Miami Hurricanes, he had a record of 121 receptions over 1,891 yards, 14 touchdowns, and started 26 of 45 games. He also received the Jack Harding Award as the team’s most valuable player.
Allen Hurns Bio
Allen was born on November 12, 1991, in Miami, Florida, as Allen Bernard Hurns. He attended the Senior High School of Miami Carol City. Hurns began to demonstrate his soccer-playing skills during his time with Miami Coral.
He played on the school soccer team as a wide receiver. As a junior, he scored 23 receptions over 450 yards with 7 touchdowns, and as a senior, he bagged 6 catches over 110 yards before suffering an injury that ended this season for him.
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By the end of his high school football career, Rivals.com considered him a three-star recruit, and Scout.com also ranked him as one of the 100 best wide receivers in the country.
Allen Hurns also ran track and field. He finished fourth in the 2006 Broward County Championships, where he ran the 100-meter race with a career-best time of 11.69 seconds. At the 2008 Hallandale Invitational, where he ran the 400-meter race, he finished third with a personal best of 50.30 seconds. At the FHSAA 4A Region 4 Meet the same year, he achieved a career-best of 22.11 seconds in the 200 meters to finish seventh.
Hurns played college football for the Miami Hurricanes, setting a record of 1162 yards in a single season in his senior season and winning the Jack Harding Award as the team’s most valuable player. He finished his college career with 26 of 45 games, with a total of 121 receptions over 1,891 yards and 14 touchdowns.
After a successful college career of outstanding achievement, Allen Hurns remained undiscovered in the 2014 NFL Draft, so he signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undiscovered free agent.
He made his first appearance in the game against the Philadelphia Eagles in September of the same year when he caught 4 passes for 110 yards and 2 touchdowns from QB Chad Henne. Allen’s first two receptions within the first quarter both went to touchdowns, making him the second wide receiver in NFL history to score touchdowns on his first two catches. The only person to hold that record ahead of Allen was Charles Rogers (former Detriot Lions wide receiver).
Hurns was also the first rookie in NFL history to score two receive touchdowns in the first quarter of his first game. He ended his rookie season with 51 receptions for 677 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns.
Although he was absent from some games due to a head injury, Hurns still ended the 2015 season with 64 receptions, 1,031 yards, and 10 touchdowns. That same year, he became the first free player in NFL history to score the most touchdowns in the first two seasons and the only wide receiver to score a touchdown in seven consecutive games.
In 2016, he was named the 89th NFL Top 100 Player of the Year. In the same year, he signed a four-year contract extension with the Jaguars. The contract was worth $40 million with a $20 million guarantee. This was not one of Allen Hurns’ best seasons as he suffered setbacks and ended the season with receptions (35), 477 yards, and three touchdowns.
He would end the 2017 season with 46 catches for 576 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Jaguars released him on March 20, 2018, and three days later the Dallas Cowboys signed a $12 million two-year contract, changing his jersey number from 88 to 17 to honor the victims of the parkland shoot.
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Allen Hurns Family
Everyone is secretive about his private life and his family. Apart from his mother, whose name is Erica Wilson, there is no information about the player’s immediate or extended family members.
WR was seen with his mother at the Greenwood School distributing school supplies to students who were returning to school. The event, titled “Back-to-School Bash,” was sponsored by the Hurns’ Foundation 88 Blessings.
How Tall Is Allen Hurns? – Height, Weight, And Body Measurements
The WR of the Cowboys stands on a height of 6″3 (1.91 m) with an athletic and well-built body, which weighs 93 kg (205 pounds). His arm length is 32?.