Data Scout Notes: 2013: (+) 12-28-13 Broken Leg in Bowl game...2ndC/1stM...P1stM/PLombardi/POutland/DS#3TeamProspect-DBrugler...2012: 1stC/2ndM...P1stM/PLombardi/POutland...2011: 2ndM
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Draft Scout James Hurst News
02/20/14 - 2014 Combine: UNC ailing LT James Hurst to work out at pro day... North Carolina left tackle James Hurst entered the 2013 season as a projected early round draft pick, but after suffering an ill-timed broken leg in the Tar Heels' bowl game, he is rehabbing not only his injury, but also his draft projection. Hurst, who grew up just outside of Indianapolis, missed the Senior Bowl due to his broken left fibula and won't be able to work out at the combine this week. However the battle back has been positive. “The rehab is good, coming along fast,” Hurst said. “I started walking two weeks ago and it feels good walking around here, feeling normal about it. I still have a week before I'm up and running.”
Hurst said he expects to be fully healthy and do a complete workout regimen at North Carolina's pro day on March 25. He understands there will be no second chances; the pro day will be his only chance to impress scouts during the draft process on the field. “It's my full physical audition,” said Hurst. “Most of these guys will do their stuff here (in Indianapolis). But I feel good that I'll do be doing everything at the University I played at and graduated from.” Hurst also reflected on his matchup with South Carolina pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney from the 2013 season opener. “There was a lot of hype going into that game,” said Hurst. “It was a fun matchup; he got me a couple times, but I think I held my own.” Hurst called the former Gamecock defensive end “extremely explosive” and an “amazing athlete” and added that he didn't put too much stock into Clowney's effort concerns from that game. “If he wants to make a play, he's going to make a play.” - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
12/30/13 - UNC OT James Hurst suffers broken leg in Belk Bowl win...North Carolina offensive tackle James Hurst left the Belk Bowl after suffering a left leg injury. After the Tar Heels' 39-17 win, the school announced that the senior suffered a broken leg. Hurst, an anchor at left tackle for much of his time in Chapel Hill, made his 49th career start on Saturday. CBSSports.com has the 6-foot-7, 305 pound tackle listed as the No. 10 offensive tackle (No. 88 overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft class.
Before the injury, he was projected as a second or third round selection. The school provided no details on a timetable for recovery. The ESPN cameras did not show Hurst in the play when he sustained the injury, and the broadcast team opted not to replay the image of his leg getting rolled up after he went down. - Chip Patterson, CBSSports.com
12/13/13 - 2013 ALL-ACC SECOND TEAM (COACHES): OT (Tie)-James Hurst, Sr., North Carolina (21)...Has been selected Second Team All-ACC for the 2013 college football season by the ACC Coaches. - North Carolina football
12/04/13 - 2013 ALL-ACC FIRST TEAM (MEDIA): T James Hurst, North Carolina, 6-7, 305, Sr., Plainfield, Ind. (118)...Has been selected First Team All-ACC for the 2013 college football season by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA). - North Carolina football
09/09/13 - ACC WEEK 2 OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: James Hurst, North Carolina, Sr., OT, 6-7, 305, Plainfield, Ind.,...Hurst played 80 snaps and graded out at 92 percent in North Carolina's 40-20 victory over Middle Tennessee. Carolina gained 511 total yards of offense and scored 40 points for the sixth time under Larry Fedora. Hurst posted 12 knockdown blocks and did not allow a sack or a quarterback pressure. - ACC football