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Alums in the NFL on the Move
Mac Jones and Hayden Hurst

Two Bolles alumni in the National Football League found new teams in the recent offseason market with one returning home to Jacksonville. Mac Jones ’17 was traded from the New England Patriots to the Jacksonville Jaguars and Hayden Hurst ’12 signed with the Los Angeles Chargers after spending the 2023 season with the Carolina Panthers.

Jones joins his hometown team after spending three seasons in New England. He was drafted 15th overall by the Patriots in 2021. He started 17 games as a rookie, leading the Patriots to the postseason with a 10-7 record with 22 touchdown passes and 13 interceptions.

“It feels good to be back,” Jones said in a recent media interview. “Obviously, my parents live here. Went to Bolles (School) and all that. Have a lot of friends around the area. Obviously, my main focus is always going to be football. But it just feels good.”

Hurst was selected 25th overall by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2018 NFL Draft and has started 43-of-84 career games with the Ravens, Atlanta Falcons, Cincinnati Bengals and Panthers. He has caught 195 career receptions for 1,902 yards and 15 touchdowns in regular season play, adding 17 receptions for 194 yards and two touchdowns in five playoff games.