In gearing up for Super Bowl LVII, Jalen Hurts’ faith has been a major focus in the media, as both he and his competitor, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, are both outspoken about their faith in God.
In his postgame press conference following the Eagles’ NFC Championship win against the San Francisco 49ers, Hurts said that nothing came easy for him or his team, despite their 14-3 regular-season record.
“I’m forever grateful. I’m forever grateful,” he said. “Only God knows the things that each individual on this team has been able to overcome to come together as a team and do something special.”
Later, Hurts referenced the Bible verse John 13:7 and how impactful it has been to him. The verse reads, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.” It’s a Bible verse the 24-year-old has referenced several times throughout his college and professional career.
— Jalen Hurts (@JalenHurts) April 25, 2020
On Wednesday, Hurts accepted the “Faith in Action” award at the 24th annual Super Bowl SoulfulCelebration, which highlights NFL players, their faith and philanthropy.
The event’s highest honor, the “Faith In Action” award honors current and former NFL players making an impact in their communities and in the lives of others off the field. Hurts’ service to the Philadelphia community, numerous charities and his native Texas has aided countless individuals and institutions. Previous recipients of this special recognition include Deion “Coach Prime” Sanders, Tim Brown, Russell Wilson, Tony Dungy and Troy Vincent, among others.
You can watch Jalen Hurts take on Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, February 12 on FOX.