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Offensive Tackle
Bartlett, Tenn.
High School
Arlington HS

2011 First-Team All-Southeastern Conference (Coaches)

Played in 41 games with 30 starts during his career with the Tigers … Opted to leave the team following the Florida game in week 6 of his senior season … First Team All-SEC in 2011 … Three-year starter on offensive line for the Tigers.

Started first six games of the season before quitting team following Florida game in week 6 … Played a total of 356 offensive snaps with 44.5 knockdowns … Played every offensive snap in wins over Washington, Idaho and Auburn.

Starting right tackle for the second-straight season … Earned First-Team All-SEC recognition by the league coaches … Started all 14 games at right tackle … One of only five players on the team to start all 14 games (Will Blackwell, Michael Brockers, Mo Claiborne, Brandon Taylor) … Competed in 811 plays with 71.5 knockdowns on the season … The 811 snaps were second most on the team behind Will Blackwell’s 823 … Played every offensive snap in seven games (Oregon, Mississippi State, Florida, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, BCS National Championship Game) … Set a career high with 10.5 knockdowns in 75 plays versus Arkansas … Saw action in all 58 offensive snaps and posted four knockdowns at Alabama … Credited with seven knockdowns in consecutive games against Kentucky and Florida.

Earned a starting role at right tackle for the first nine games before missing the final three contests of the regular season with a leg injury … Missed the Louisiana-Monroe, Ole Miss and Arkansas games but returned as the starter in the Cotton Bowl … Posted 48 knockdowns and played 621 snaps on the year …  Played all 76 snaps in the Cotton Bowl win over Texas A&M and finished second on the team with six knockdowns … It was his first action since exiting in the first quarter of the Alabama game … Recorded his first double-digit knockdown total with 10 in 76 snaps against Tennessee … Competed in 65 plays and finished with six knockdowns against West Virginia … Participated in 59 plays and posted five knockdowns versus Mississippi State.

Played in 12 games with no starts … Served as a backup at both guard positions on the offensive line for the Tigers … Also saw action on LSU’s field goal and PAT units … Played in at least one offensive series in three of LSU’s last five regular season games, spelling senior Lyle Hitt … Played best game of career against Penn State in the Capital One Bowl, seeing action on 20 snaps … Also saw action against Tulane (12 snaps), Ole Miss (9) and Arkansas (8).

Redshirted as a true freshman in 2008.

Huge offensive line prospect out of Tennessee … Three-year starter on the offensive line for Arlington High … Member of the Tennessee Sports Writers’ Association’s Class 5A first team … Named to the SuperPrep All-Dixie team … A member of the Varsity Sports Media’s Tennessee Football magazine Phenoms 32, which compiles the top 32 players in the state of Tennessee … Averaged nearly five pancake blocks a game during his junior and senior seasons … Wowed coaches during Les Miles Tiger Football camp in the summer of 2007 … Coached by Chris Wiley.

Full name is Alex Cordell Hurst … Born Nov. 8, 1989, in the Grand Cayman Islands … Parents are Andy and Lucia Hurst … Has one brother, Drew … Nickname is “Big Clyde” … Is an avid hunter and enjoys squirrel hunting … Majoring in general studies.


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