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James Hurst
T #74
Height:
6-5
Weight:
317
Age:
25
College:
North Carolina
Hometown:
Plainfield, IN
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2016):

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16
GS
3
Career Stats
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TOTAL 48 16
2016 BAL 16 3
2015 BAL 16 8
2014 BAL 16 5

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Biography

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Key Transactions

  • Re-signed (restricted free agent) with the Ravens on 4/19/17
  • Signed with the Ravens as a rookie free agent on 5/12/14

Career Highlights

  • Has played in 48-straight games, never missing a contest in the first three seasons of his career
  • Was one of three rookie free agents (LB Zachary Orr and RB Fitzgerald Toussaint) to make the Ravens’ 2014 opening-day 53-man roster
  • In 2016, competed in all 16 games (three starts) and was part of an O-line that helped protect QB Joe Flacco, allowing him to throw for a franchise-record 4,317 yards
  • Competed in all 16 games for an O-line that permitted the NFL’s third-fewest sacks (24) and helped produce a single-season franchise-record 4,271 net passing yards (eighth in the league) in 2015
  • Saw action in all 16 games as a rookie in 2014, including five starts (at LT), for an offense that established franchise single-season records in yards (5,838) and points scored (409)
  • In 2014, helped QB Joe Flacco establish career highs in passing yards (3,986) and TD passes (27), completing 62.1% of his passes for a 91.0 passer rating

Personal

  • Married the former Amanda Griffin in April 2016

Season Recaps

2016:(Baltimore Ravens - 16/3)

  • Part of an offensive line that helped protect QB Joe Flacco, allowing him to register a career-high 64.9 completion percentage (436-of-672) and throw for a franchise-record 4,317 yards...Also played tight end in several games for the Ravens for blocking purposes
  • Played on special teams and subbed at RT for Rick Wagner (concussion) in the third and fourth quarter at Pit. (12/25)
  • Started at RT for an injured Rick Wagner and protected QB Joe Flacco, allowing him to record his 28th-career 300-yard passing game (307 yards) at NYG (10/16)
  • Started at LT for an injured Ronnie Stanley (foot) and was part of an offensive line that helped generate 130 rushing yards vs. Oak. (10/2)

2015:(Baltimore Ravens - 16/8)

  • Played for an O-line that permitted the NFL’s third-fewest sacks (24) and helped produce a single-season franchise-record 4,271 net passing yards (eighth in the league)s
  • Played on special teams after starting at TE in the Ravens “jumbo formation” in the 20-17 victory vs. Pit. (12/27) and vs. KC (12/20)
  • Started at LT for an offensive line that did not permit a sack in the 33-27 victory at Cle. (11/30)
  • Subbed at LT on an O-line that allowed just 1 sack and helped generate 388 total net yards despite missing three starters – C Jeremy Zuttah, G Kelechi Osemele and T Eugene Monroe (left in the third quarter) – due to injury in the 16-13 victory vs. STL (11/22)
  • Started at LT, helping QB Joe Flacco complete 25 of 37 passes for 319 yards, 1 TD and a season-high 103.3 rating, in the 29-26 victory vs. SD (11/1)…Helped block on Flacco’s 1-yard TD run, giving the Ravens a 26-23 fourth-quarter lead
  • Started at LT for an offense that produced 191 rushing yards in the 23-20 OT win at Pit. (10/1)…Helped block for RB Justin Forsett, who carried the ball a career-high 27 times for 150 rushing yards (second most in his career)
  • Started at LT in place of Eugene Monroe (concussion) and played every snap for an offense that gained the sixth-most net yards (493) in franchise history at Oak. (9/20)

2014:(Baltimore Ravens - 16/5, 2/2)

  • Made five starts (at LT) for an offense that established franchise single-season records in yards (5,838) and points scored (409)...Helped QB Joe Flacco establish career highs in passing yards (3,986) and TD passes (27)
  • Was one of three RFAs (LB Zachary Orr and RB Fitzgerald Toussaint) to make the Ravens’ opening-day 53-man roster
  • Started both postseason games at LT (for an injured Eugene Monroe), helping produce 727 net yards and 61 points
  • Started at LT, helping RB Justin Forsett rush for 129 yards (third most in Ravens postseason history) and QB Joe Flacco throw for a postseason franchise-record 4 TDs in the Divisional Playoff at NE (1/10/15)
  • Started at LT for an offense that gained 475 yards and racked up 6 TDs at TB (10/12)...Helped protect QB Joe Flacco, allowing him to complete 75% of his passes (21 of 28) for 306 yards and a franchise-record-tying 5 TDs and a team-record 149.7 QB rating...Also helped RB Justin Forsett rush for his third-career 100-yard game (111 yards)
  • Started his first-career game at LT (Eugene Monroe - knee) for an offense that posted 454 total yards and 5 TDs vs. Car. (9/28)...Helped QB Joe Flacco throw for 327 yards and 3 TDs for a then-franchise-record 137.4 QB rating

College

  • Played in 50 games (school-record-tying 48 starts) at North Carolina, where he was a two-time first-team All-ACC, two-time second-team All-ACC and Freshman All-America selection (Rivals.com, Phil Steele and The Sporting News)
  • Earned first-team All-ACC honors as a senior in 2013 after starting all 13 games at LT
  • Received first-team (coaches) and second-team (media) All-ACC accolades after helping the Tar Heels set school records in total offense, scoring and passing yards...Part of the ACC-leading and NCAA’s No. 9-ranked O-line that allowed 11 sacks (0.92 per game)
  • Graduated with a degree in exercise and sport science

High School

  • Prepped at Plainfield (IN) HS, where he was a two-time first-team All-Conference, All-Area and All-State honoree
  • Received Area Player of the Year recognition and ranked as the No. 10 overall player in the country and the No. 2 offensive tackle by Rivals.com as a senior

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Key Transactions

  • Re-signed (restricted free agent) with the Ravens on 4/19/17
  • Signed with the Ravens as a rookie free agent on 5/12/14

Career Highlights

  • Has played in 48-straight games, never missing a contest in the first three seasons of his career
  • Was one of three rookie free agents (LB Zachary Orr and RB Fitzgerald Toussaint) to make the Ravens’ 2014 opening-day 53-man roster
  • In 2016, competed in all 16 games (three starts) and was part of an O-line that helped protect QB Joe Flacco, allowing him to throw for a franchise-record 4,317 yards
  • Competed in all 16 games for an O-line that permitted the NFL’s third-fewest sacks (24) and helped produce a single-season franchise-record 4,271 net passing yards (eighth in the league) in 2015
  • Saw action in all 16 games as a rookie in 2014, including five starts (at LT), for an offense that established franchise single-season records in yards (5,838) and points scored (409)
  • In 2014, helped QB Joe Flacco establish career highs in passing yards (3,986) and TD passes (27), completing 62.1% of his passes for a 91.0 passer rating

Personal

  • Married the former Amanda Griffin in April 2016

Season Recaps

2016:(Baltimore Ravens - 16/3)

  • Part of an offensive line that helped protect QB Joe Flacco, allowing him to register a career-high 64.9 completion percentage (436-of-672) and throw for a franchise-record 4,317 yards...Also played tight end in several games for the Ravens for blocking purposes
  • Played on special teams and subbed at RT for Rick Wagner (concussion) in the third and fourth quarter at Pit. (12/25)
  • Started at RT for an injured Rick Wagner and protected QB Joe Flacco, allowing him to record his 28th-career 300-yard passing game (307 yards) at NYG (10/16)
  • Started at LT for an injured Ronnie Stanley (foot) and was part of an offensive line that helped generate 130 rushing yards vs. Oak. (10/2)

2015:(Baltimore Ravens - 16/8)

  • Played for an O-line that permitted the NFL’s third-fewest sacks (24) and helped produce a single-season franchise-record 4,271 net passing yards (eighth in the league)s
  • Played on special teams after starting at TE in the Ravens “jumbo formation” in the 20-17 victory vs. Pit. (12/27) and vs. KC (12/20)
  • Started at LT for an offensive line that did not permit a sack in the 33-27 victory at Cle. (11/30)
  • Subbed at LT on an O-line that allowed just 1 sack and helped generate 388 total net yards despite missing three starters – C Jeremy Zuttah, G Kelechi Osemele and T Eugene Monroe (left in the third quarter) – due to injury in the 16-13 victory vs. STL (11/22)
  • Started at LT, helping QB Joe Flacco complete 25 of 37 passes for 319 yards, 1 TD and a season-high 103.3 rating, in the 29-26 victory vs. SD (11/1)…Helped block on Flacco’s 1-yard TD run, giving the Ravens a 26-23 fourth-quarter lead
  • Started at LT for an offense that produced 191 rushing yards in the 23-20 OT win at Pit. (10/1)…Helped block for RB Justin Forsett, who carried the ball a career-high 27 times for 150 rushing yards (second most in his career)
  • Started at LT in place of Eugene Monroe (concussion) and played every snap for an offense that gained the sixth-most net yards (493) in franchise history at Oak. (9/20)

2014:(Baltimore Ravens - 16/5, 2/2)

  • Made five starts (at LT) for an offense that established franchise single-season records in yards (5,838) and points scored (409)...Helped QB Joe Flacco establish career highs in passing yards (3,986) and TD passes (27)
  • Was one of three RFAs (LB Zachary Orr and RB Fitzgerald Toussaint) to make the Ravens’ opening-day 53-man roster
  • Started both postseason games at LT (for an injured Eugene Monroe), helping produce 727 net yards and 61 points
  • Started at LT, helping RB Justin Forsett rush for 129 yards (third most in Ravens postseason history) and QB Joe Flacco throw for a postseason franchise-record 4 TDs in the Divisional Playoff at NE (1/10/15)
  • Started at LT for an offense that gained 475 yards and racked up 6 TDs at TB (10/12)...Helped protect QB Joe Flacco, allowing him to complete 75% of his passes (21 of 28) for 306 yards and a franchise-record-tying 5 TDs and a team-record 149.7 QB rating...Also helped RB Justin Forsett rush for his third-career 100-yard game (111 yards)
  • Started his first-career game at LT (Eugene Monroe - knee) for an offense that posted 454 total yards and 5 TDs vs. Car. (9/28)...Helped QB Joe Flacco throw for 327 yards and 3 TDs for a then-franchise-record 137.4 QB rating

College

  • Played in 50 games (school-record-tying 48 starts) at North Carolina, where he was a two-time first-team All-ACC, two-time second-team All-ACC and Freshman All-America selection (Rivals.com, Phil Steele and The Sporting News)
  • Earned first-team All-ACC honors as a senior in 2013 after starting all 13 games at LT
  • Received first-team (coaches) and second-team (media) All-ACC accolades after helping the Tar Heels set school records in total offense, scoring and passing yards...Part of the ACC-leading and NCAA’s No. 9-ranked O-line that allowed 11 sacks (0.92 per game)
  • Graduated with a degree in exercise and sport science

High School

  • Prepped at Plainfield (IN) HS, where he was a two-time first-team All-Conference, All-Area and All-State honoree
  • Received Area Player of the Year recognition and ranked as the No. 10 overall player in the country and the No. 2 offensive tackle by Rivals.com as a senior
 

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