Who Are Jalen Hurts Parents, Mother Pamela And Dad Averion?
Jalen Hurts was born in Houston, Texas to his mother Pamela, and father Averion. Hurts' father, Averion, coached football at Channelview High School during his son's time in high school.
Pamela is the Chair of the Special Services Department at Channelview and holds two degrees: a B.A. in Business Administration and an M.Sc. in Counseling. She teaches math special education at the school and mentors students in high school.
Hurts attended Channelview High School in Channelview, Texas. During his high school playing career, he earned a sophomore second-team all-district pick and a junior District 21-6A Overall MVP.
Throughout his high school career, he played against Texas A&M freshman standout running back Trayveon Williams. Hurts were regarded as a four-star prospect and considered one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the 2016 class.
Jalen's Mother, Pamela Has Been A Big Supporter
Pamela has frequently supported her son at challenging times in his football career. His mother was there to cheer him on when he was outplayed during a national championship game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at halftime.
Jalen Hurts' mother, Pamela Hurts, wrote on Facebook that her son had been controlled while playing for the Crimson Tide.
His Father, Averion Was A Head Coach At Channel View
Averion graduated from Channelview High School in Texas in 1986 and worked as a football coach. After playing four seasons at Lee HS in Baytown, Texas, he returned to his old school in 2006.
Hurts graduated from Howard Payne University in 1990, participating in the football and track & field departments. Averion was a coach throughout his son's football career.
His Parents Split Their Time For Their Son's Career
Jalen Hurts' family attended their son's football game every week. Weekend travel for Averion Sr. and Pamela became a little challenging because they have two children who play Division I college football, Averion Jr. at the FCS level and Jalen at the FBS.
When there was a travel difficulty on the weekends, one would go to Averion Jr.'s game. In contrast, the other went to Jalen's, ensuring that either Averion Sr. or Pamela was present to support their children.