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Jalen Hurts Has Been Named An Oklahoma Captain For 2019 Season

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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)

With only a few days remaining until the opener against Houston, the Oklahoma football team has one last formality to complete: Naming the captains. .

On Wednesday, the Oklahoma Football Twitter account revealed the four captains selected for the 2019 season. Among them was newly-minted Oklahoma starting quarterback Jalen Hurts.

The former Alabama quarterback joined the Sooners as a grad transfer this offseason. He clearly made an impression on Lincoln Riley, winning the starting job, and earning a captain's mantle.

The other three were defensive lineman Neville Gallimore, offensive lineman Creed Humphrey, and linebacker Kenneth Murray.

In his first two seasons, Hurts led Alabama to an SEC title and two appearances in the College Football Playoff. He was the SEC Freshman of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year in 2016.

But after being benched at halftime of the 2018 national title game, he lost his starting job to Tua Tagovailoa.

Rather than ride the bench again for the 2019 season, Hurts opted to transfer, and has now joined the program that has produced the last two Heisman Trophy winners and No. 1 overall draft picks.

Hurts will get his first chance at showing off his skills and leadership this Sunday against Houston.