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Jalen Hurts Had A Great Reaction To Being Named Captain At Oklahoma

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TUSCALOOSA, AL - SEPTEMBER 29: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide walks the field between quarters against the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Jalen Hurts has only been at Oklahoma for a couple of months but the former Alabama quarterback has already made a huge impression on his coaches and teammates.

The Sooners announced on Wednesday that Hurts would be one of the team's captains for the 2019 season.

Hurts, who will start at quarterback for Oklahoma in his final college football season, got emotional when talking about the honor.

“It’s probably the biggest thing to me up to this point,” Hurts told reporters. “I know at Alabama, I played a significant role on a lot of their teams there in my three years. Being a captain was always my goal and really, one of my dreams, going down in Denny Chimes and all of that.”

“But at this home, with this family, my teammates voting me captain. Only being here seven and a half, eight months, it’s a blessing, it’s kind of surreal. I’m happy.”

Hurts was named Oklahoma's starting quarterback earlier this month, beating out Tanner Mordecai and Spencer Rattler.

The Sooners open the 2019 regular season with a potentially-dicey game, taking on Houston on Sunday night.

ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit has labeled the game a potential "upset alert" contest, though he believes Hurts and Oklahoma will prevail.

Oklahoma and Houston are set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. E.T. on Sunday. The game will be on ABC.