It looks like mimicking Alabama freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts is no easy task.
Former Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd, who was a very accomplished quarterback during his time in college, spent the past couple of practices this week working as Hurts on the Clemson scout team.
And according to Sports Illustrated’s Andy Staples, Boyd pulled his hamstring while doing so.
Former Clemson QB Tajh Boyd reports he pulled a hammy playing Jalen Hurts on scout team this week.
— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) January 9, 2017
In his time at Clemson, Boyd threw for 107 touchdowns and 11,904 yards during his time there. Hurts has struggled in his last two games, as he’s completed 55 percent of his passes against Florida and 50 percent against Washington.
Hurts threw for a combined 195 passing yards in those two games, but the freshman quarterback has rushed for 891 rushing yards on the season.
With a win on Monday night, Hurts would become the second true freshman quarterback ever to win a national championship as starter, joining Oklahoma’s Jamelle Holieway. Clemson and Alabama kick off at 8 p.m. ET.