Before signing with the Dallas Cowboys as a wide receiver in March 2018, Allen Hurns began his NFL career in 2014 with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent. Back in his formative years, he played high school football at Miami Carol City Senior High School and college football at the University of Miami.
At the end of his college career with the Miami Hurricanes, he had a record of 121 receptions for 1,891 yards, 14 touchdowns, and started 26 of 45 games. He also earned the Jack Harding Award as the team’s Most Valuable Player.
Allen Hurns’ Bio
Allen was born in Miami, Florida on the 12th day of November 1991 as Allen Bernard Hurns. He attended Miami Carol City Senior High School. Hurns began displaying his skills in the game of football right from his days at Miami Coral.
He played in the school’s football team as a wide receiver. As a junior, he recorded 23 receptions for 450 yards with 7 touchdowns and as a senior, he bagged 6 catches for 110 yards, before suffering from an injury that ended that season for him.
At the end of his high school football career, Rivals.com considered him a three-star recruit, Scout.com also ranked him as one of the top 100 wide receivers in the country.
Allen Hurns also ran track. He came in at the fourth position at the 2006 Broward County Championships, where he ran the 100 meters race with a career-best time of 11.69 seconds. He set a personal-best time of 50.30 seconds to come in third at the 2008 Hallandale Invitational, where he ran the 400 meters race. At the FHSAA 4A Region 4 Meet that same year, he recorded a career-best time of 22.11 seconds in the 200 meters, to scoop the seventh position.
Hurns played college football with the Miami Hurricanes, setting a single-season receiving yardage record of 1162 yards during his senior season, and received the Jack Harding Award as the team’s Most Valuable Player. He ended his college career starting 26 of 45 games, with a total of 121 receptions for 1,891 yards, and 14 touchdowns.
After a successful college career with outstanding records to show for it, Allen Hurns still went undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft, thus, he signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent.
He made his first appearance in the game against the Philadelphia Eagles in September of that same year where he caught 4 passes for 110 yards and 2 touchdowns from QB Chad Henne. Allen’s first two receptions within the first quarter both went for touchdowns, making him the second wide receiver in the history of the NFL to record touchdowns in his first two catches. The only person who held that record before Allen was Charles Rogers (former Detriot Lions wide receiver).
Hurns also became the first rookie in the history of the NFL to score two receiving touchdowns in the first quarter of his first game. He ended his rookie season with 51 receptions for 677 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns.
Despite being absent in some games due to a head injury, Hurns still ended the 2015 season with 64 receptions, 1,031 yards, and ten touchdowns. That same year, he became the first free agent in the history of the NFL to record most touchdowns in the first two seasons, as well as the only wide receiver to score a touchdown in 7 straight games.
In 2016, he was ranked 89th on the NFL Top 100 Players of the year. That same year, he signed a four-year extension with the Jaguars. The contract was worth $40 million with $20 million guaranteed. This was not one of Allen Hurn’s best seasons, as he suffered regression and ended the season with receptions (35), 477 yards, and three touchdowns.
He would end the 2017 season with 46 catches for 576 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Jaguars released him on March 20, 2018, and three days later, Dallas Cowboys signed him on a two-year contract worth $12 million, he changed his jersey number from 88 to 17 to honor the victims of the Parkland Shooting.
Allen is secretive about his private life and family. Aside from his mother whose name is Erica Wilson, there is no other information about the player’s immediate or extended family members.
The WR was spotted with his mom at Greenwood school distributing school supplies to students going back to school. The event titled “Back-to-School Bash” was sponsored by the Hurns Foundation 88 Blessings.
How Tall Is Allen Hurns? – Height, Weight, And Body Measurements
The Cowboys’ WR stands at a height of 6″3 (1.91 m) with an athletic and well-built body that weighs 93 kg (205 pounds). His arm length is 32″.