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Jalen Hurts' Texas Football RootsAlmost eight years later, Kevin Flanigan remembers Jalen Hurts for something many other folks probably would never have noticed. Perhaps only a Texas high school football coach would have zeroed in on it.Flanigan is the athletic director of Tomball Independent School District, but back in 2015, he was head football coach at Beaumont’s West Brook High School. “It was a subvarsity game on a nasty, damp Thursday night,” Flanigan told me. Hurts, then about sixteen, was a member of the visiting Channelview Falcons. “I look over, and there’s Jalen standing on our sideline working with the chain crew. You could look at him and just tell he was thinking, ‘Okay, this is my role tonight.’ It’s a great example that he saw himself as part…

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