November 4, 2008

Hurst born into football family

Nelson Hurst has football in his blood.

The 6-foot-4, 240-pound freshman tight end from Plainfield, Ind., was born into a football family with his father Tim being a former Alabama standout and his younger brother James Hurst considered one of the top offensive lineman recruits in the Class of 2010.

"Obviously when the fall comes around it's nothing but football," Hurst said. "In the spring it's getting ready for football. It's really a great thing having that many people involved in football. Even my mom made sure that me and my brother were always doing the right thing. That is something that can always bond a family because everybody likes football so we can always talk about football. It just kind of brings us all together and makes us the strong family that we are."

Being so far away from home, Nelson admits he has missed his family during his first year of college. But he does get to see them when they come down to watch his games.

"I do get a little homesick," Hurst said. "I get to go home during this bye week. I haven't been home since May so that's going to be nice."

One stop Hurst plans on making on his trip home is his brother James' high school game. James is one of the most sought after recruits in the country and has offers from Mississippi State as well as many others.

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