Jalen Hurts Comes From a Family of Supportive Educators and Athletes

Jalen Hurts and his family after his graduation.
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Jalen Hurts credits his family for making him the man and athlete he is.

In addition to being the quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles, Jalen Hurts is also a proud son and brother, writes Nasha Smith for People.

Hurts was raised in a Houston suburb by parents and educators Averion Hurts Sr. and Pamela Hurts, and grew up with siblings, Averion Jr. and Kynnedy.

Averion Sr. is a longtime coach at Channelview High School, and began his career teaching at Parkview Intermediate in Pasadena, Texas.

Pamela was the head of the Special Services Department and math special education teacher at Anthony Aguirre Junior High School.

Like Jalen, both Averion Jr. and Kynnedy are athletically gifted.

Averion Jr. played high school football under his father before becoming the starting quarterback at Texas Southern University. In June 2023, he was named the new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Baytown Lee High School in Houston. 

Kynnedy currently plays on the volleyball team at Channelview High.

As everyone in the family carves their own path, each of them remain supportive of each other.

With his sister still in high school, Jalen has undertaken a big responsibility, creating a college fund for her.

“She has the same hunger, the same passion for what she wants to do. … Anything she decides to do, I got her back,” said Jalen.

Read more about the Hurts family at People.


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