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As if leading his team to the Super Bowl and signing a huge contract extension weren’t enough, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts decided to add to his stellar year with a master’s degree.
Hurtz, 24, received a master’s degree in human relations from Oklahoma on Friday, according to a social media post by university vice president Dr. David Surratt.
Hurts began his college football career at Alabama, where he graduated three years later with a bachelor’s degree in communications and information science. He transferred to Oklahoma in 2019 and began working on his master’s degree.
Hurts said she was inspired by her mother, who was a special education teacher during her freshman year of college, but saw colleagues around her being laid off and decided to take action.
“She went back to school and got her master’s to become a counselor,” Hurts told Essence in April. “It’s a living testimony to me.”
The Houston native has an eventful first half of 2023 to get his master’s degree.
In February, Hurts led the Eagles to Super Bowl LVII in Glendale, Arizona, where they lost to the Kansas City Chiefs. The game included a controversial call against the Eagles with less than two minutes left that opened the door for the Chiefs to win 38-35.
In April, Hurts signed a five-year contract extension worth $255 million, making him the highest-paid player per year in NFL history.
The Eagles open the season on Sept. 10 against the team they beat to win Super Bowl LII, the New England Patriots.