One Hurd of a week

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — A Mr. Football award. A state championship. A record-setting season.

Welcome to the week that was for Jalen Hurd.

The Beech (Tenn.) High School running back picked up some lofty hardware earlier this week by be selected the Class AAA Mr. Football Back of the Year.

On Friday night, the FOX Sports NEXT four-star carried the football 34 times for 394 yards and seven touchdowns to lead Beech to a 56-35 win over Columbia in the TSSAA Class 5A state championship, sealing up a 15-0 season.

Names were dropped in the Volunteer State record book as Hurd's performance in the title game placed him No. 1 for the single-best rushing season with 3,357 yards. The junior also scored 43 touchdowns.

The Hendersonville native says he hasn't eliminated any school that has offered him a scholarship from consideration. Among those are Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Ohio State and Tennessee.

See what Hurd had to say about his amazing week in the video from InsideTennessee below:

Danny Parker is currently the Managing Editor, Recruiting Analyst and Staff Photographer for He was previously the sports editor at Shelbyville Times-Gazette. He joined the InsideTennessee team July 2011.

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