Boys Varsity Football · Channelview Alum Jalen Hurts Named Finalist for Heisman


Channelview High School alum Jalen Hurts has been named a finalist for the 2019 Heisman Trophy, becoming Channelview’s first Heisman finalist.

Joining Hurts on the list of finalists who will be in New York for this weekend’s Heisman Trophy festivities are LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields and Ohio State defensive end Chase Young. The winner will be announced Saturday during a 7 p.m. CT ceremony at the PlayStation Theater in Times Square that will air live on ESPN.

Hurts is also a finalist for the Maxwell Award and  Davey O’Brien Award, which the winner will be announced on The Home Depot College Football Awards Show which recognizes the achievements of the top players and coaches in college football.   The show will be live from the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, on Thursday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. ET, on ESPN.

Hurts leads the nation in yards per pass attempt (11.8; the FBS record is 11.6), yards per completion (16.4), points responsible for per game (23.7; tied) and touchdowns accounted for (51; tied), while ranking third in total offense (376.1 ypg) and passing efficiency rating (200.3).

Tune in to ESPN Thursday, December 12th and Saturday, December 14th to cheer on Jalen and his accompishments.