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OU football: Jalen Hurts named Preseason Big 12 Newcomer of the Year

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Senior quarterback Jalen Hurts walks to the sideline during the spring game April 12.

Oklahoma transfer quarterback Jalen Hurts was named the Preseason All-Big 12 Newcomer of the Year on Tuesday. A conference-high six Sooners were named with Preseason All-Big 12 honors.

Hurts, a transfer from Alabama, accumulated a record of 26-2 as a starter in Tuscaloosa, and threw fo 5,626 yards and 48 touchdowns.

Redshirt sophomore running back Kennedy Brooks, junior tight end Grant Calcaterra, junior wide receiver CeeDee lamb, redshirt sophomore offensive lineman Creed Humphrey and junior linebacker Kenneth Murray received Preseason All-Big 12 First Team honors. Murray was named Preseason Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year as well.

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