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Jeff Hurd

Jeff Hurd

American football player, linebacker
Jeff Hurd
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro American football player, linebacker
Is American football player
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 25 May 1964, Monroe, United States of America
Age 57 years
Star sign Gemini
Stats
Weight: 245 lbs
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Jeffrey Tonja Hurd (born May 25, 1964) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He also was a member of the Dallas Texans in the Arena Football League. He played college football at the Kansas State University.

Early years

Hurd attended Lincoln College Preparatory Academy, in Kansas City, Missouri, where he participated in football, basketball, and baseball. He received Kansas City prep athlete of the year honors as a senior.

He accepted a football scholarship from Kansas State University. He was a reserve linebacker in his first two seasons. As a junior, he was named a starter at defensive end, registering 62 tackles and 4 sacks. As a senior, he was moved to defensive tackle, posting 57 tackles and 5 sacks.

He pitched for the baseball team as a freshman, compiling an 0-1 record with a 3.5 ERA.

Professional career

Dallas Cowboys

Hurd was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Dallas Cowboys after the 1987 NFL Draft and was moved to linebacker. He was waived on August 17.

After the NFLPA strike was declared on the third week of the 1987 season, those contests were canceled (reducing the 16 game season to 15) and the NFL decided that the games would be played with replacement players. He was re-signed to be a part of the Dallas replacement team that was given the mock name "Rhinestone Cowboys" by the media. He was a backup at right outside linebacker behind Chris Duliban. He was released on October 26, at the end of the strike. He was re-signed for the last 2 games.

In 1988, he injured his left knee and was placed on the injured reserve list. In 1989, he was switched to defensive end and was placed on the injured reserve list with a right knee injury on August 28. He wasn't re-signed after the season.

Dallas Texans (AFL)

In 1990, he signed with the Dallas Texans of the Arena Football League. He had 12 tackles and 1.5 sacks. In 1991, he collected 32 tackles, 4 fumble recoveries and 3 blocked kicks.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 02 Jan 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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https://newsok.com/article/2157382/parrish-sets-6-5-revival-goal-for-kansas-state
https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/121795546/
https://www.nytimes.com/1987/10/27/sports/transactions-111087.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/sports/1988/08/03/2-more-linebackers-hurt-for-cowboys/d946debc-e675-4ade-81e1-bd54a60ae54f/
http://www.nfl.com/player/jeffhurd/2517097/profile
https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/H/HurdJe20.htm
http://www.arenafan.com/players/Jeff_Hurd-770/
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