Former Alabama QB Jalen Hurts, Eagles fall in Super Bowl 57 to Chiefs despite scoring 4 TDs

Maxwell Donaldson
The Tuscaloosa News

Former Alabama football quarterback Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles fell 38-35 in Super Bowl 57 to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday in Glendale, Arizona.

Hurts went 27 of 38 for 304 yards passing with a touchdown while adding 70 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. He also scored on a two-point conversion.

Hurts is joined on the Eagles by fellow Crimson Tide standouts Devonta Smith, Landon Dickerson and Josh Jobe. Smith caught seven passes for 100 yards.

Hurts tied the game with five minutes to go with his third rushing touchdown before the Chiefs kicked the game-winning field goal with eight seconds to go. Hurts tied the Super Bowl record with three rushing touchdowns and became the first former Alabama player to score in a Super Bowl.

Hurts is the first Alabama quarterback to start in the Super Bowl since Ken Stabler in Super Bowl 11 in 1976. Hurts was unable to join Stabler, Bart Starr and Joe Namath as former Alabama quarterbacks to win the Super Bowl.

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Hurts played for Alabama from 2016-18, leading the Crimson Tide to two National Championship appearances and two SEC Championships. He transferred to Oklahoma before being drafted in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft. He started in 15 games this season leading the Eagles to the NFC No. 1 seed while accounting for more than 4,400 and 35 touchdowns.

Smith played for Alabama from 2017-20, before becoming the Eagles' first found pick in the 2021 draft. He helped Alabama win both the 2017 and 2020 National Championships and was the 2020 Heisman winner. Dickerson played at Alabama from 2019-20 and was the starting center on the 2020 Championship team before tearing his ACL in the SEC Championship game.