Jalen Hurts advocates for women in sports with an all-female team

After playing the last game of his college career with Oklahoma in January 2020, Jalen Hurts checked his Instagram messages. One was from NFL agent Nicole Lynn: “Hey, have you picked an agent? If not, I’d love to link.”

“A total Ave Maria”, is how Lynn describes it.

It was beyond a long shot. Most players entering the draft have long since picked an agent in January.

Lynn went to law school at OU and her husband had played at Alabama, where Hurts won a national championship before becoming a Sooner. He also represented a dozen Alabama alumni, including offensive tackle Evan Neal, Alabama’s most-recruited player in school history. Lynn was also from Houston, as was Hurts.

“All this synergy,” he remembers now. So she fired the DM on impulse. “I didn’t expect him to even see it.”