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Jalen Hurts had a rough final game as a collegiate athlete Saturday as his Oklahoma Sooners were blown out of the building by LSU in the Peach Bowl. Afterward, speaking to media during his postgame press conference, he showed wisdom beyond his years while discussing the disappointing result.

Hurts was asked how he wants to be remembered for his 2019 campaign with the Sooners. He opened up about the pain he’s feeling, expressed not being able to come back and finish the job next season and lamented a broken promise.

Despite the way Hurts’ collegiate career ended, you have to know this type of accountability and leadership will go a long way for this young man as he approaches his next challenge. He’s been a class act going back to his time at Alabama, and he should have a chance to take his talents to the NFL next season.