Athletes lobbed praise for Alabama's former starting quarterback as he returned from the bench to lead the Crimson Tide to an SEC Championship win on Saturday.
Several athletes and media personalities took to Twitter to heap praise on Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts, who came off the bench to lead the Crimson Tide to a 35–28 win over Georgia in the SEC championship game on Saturday.
With Alabama down 14, Hurts—who guided Alabama to back-to-back national championship appearances—entered in place of starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who exited after suffering apparent ankle injuries in the fourth quarter.
In the same venue he was benched during last year's title game against Georgia, Hurts put on a show, rallying the Crimson Tide to victory behind 110 total yards and two touchdowns, including a go-ahead 15-yard touchdown run.
Below are several tweets posted from the sports community in celebration of Hurts as he led Alabama's crucial comeback:
Man I hate that team. But I can’t lie and say I’m not rooting for Jalen Hurts. God works in mysterious ways!— carl lawson (@carllawson55) December 2, 2018
Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts are the gold standard for “teammates”.— Andrew Hawkins (@Hawk) December 2, 2018
Competing while simultaneously wanting the best for one another, brings out the best in everyone.
Really happy for Jalen Hurts. Story book stuff. He deserves every good thing that comes his way.— stan verrett (@stanverrett) December 2, 2018
jalen hurts pulling a matt saracen has me so deep in my feelings right now— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) December 2, 2018
Jalen Hurts!!— Jason Witten (@JasonWitten) December 2, 2018
Those who stay will be champions!!
Good for Jalen Hurts man— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) December 2, 2018
This is why Saban found a way to get Hurts to stay.— Ross Tucker (@RossTuckerNFL) December 2, 2018