Former Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts was picked in the second round of the NFL Draft on Friday night, going 53rd overall to the Philadelphia Eagles.
It marks the third straight year an OU quarterback was picked in the first two round of the NFL Draft.
Before this streak, no college had ever produced three straight years of quarterbacks picked in the first five rounds.
OU head coach Lincoln Riley issued this statement about Hurts being selected:
“Jalen had a great influence on our program in such a short amount of time. He had a really unparalleled journey through college football and we’re happy and feel thankful the last year of that journey was with us. He’s really progressed as a leader, a player and a technician, and I certainly think his best years are ahead of him.”
Hurts started his college career at Alabama and helped the Crimson Tide to a national championship before playing his final college season for the Sooners, leading OU to the College Football Playoff.