Jalen Hurts, the quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles, led his team to the Super Bowl and signed a huge deal extension. As if that wasn't enough, he also chose to get his master's degree.
Hurts has said in interviews that his mother inspired him. When he was in his first year of college, his mother was a special education teacher, but she saw her coworkers getting laid off and chose to do something about it.
She went back to school, and she got her master's degree so she could become a counselor," Hurts told Essence in April. "For me, that's a living proof."
Hurts's exciting first half of 2023 comes to an end when he gets his master's degree.
In February, he took the Eagles to Super Bowl LVII in Glendale, Arizona, but they lost to the Kansas City Chiefs.
With less than two minutes left in the game, a questionable call against the Eagles gave the Chiefs the chance to win 38-35.
Hurts got a five-year deal extension in April that was worth $255 million. This made him the highest-paid NFL player per year in history.
The Eagles will start their season on Sept. 10 on the road against the New England Patriots, the team they beat to win Super Bowl LII.