It will be hard to improve on his 2011 numbers, during which he had 57 tackles, 8 sacks, 12 tackles for losses, 2 forced fumbles, 2 blocked PATs, and 4 batted-down passes. But Hurst is a captain this year and that means team goals.
“Win the Catholic Conference first, then try and win a Super Bowl,” he said.
Then it’s off to Ann Arbor, where he plans on majoring in computer science while competing on one of the largest stages in college football. He’ll switch back to No. 73 at Michigan, a number his mom gave him in Pop Warner.
If along the way his dad could see him play, sometime, somewhere, he wouldn’t mind.
“I mean that would be great but it wouldn’t really make a big difference to me.”
Maurice Hurst Jr. has moved on.
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