Maurice Hurst Jr.
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Hurst with the Michigan Wolverines in 2016
Cleveland Browns
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1995-05-09) May 9, 1995 (age 27)
Canton, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:291 lb (132 kg)
Career information
High school:Xaverian Brothers
(Westwood, Massachusetts)
College:Michigan (2013–2017)
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 5 / Pick: 140
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2022
Total tackles:78
Forced fumbles:1
Fumble recoveries:2
Pass deflections:7
Player stats at · PFR

Maurice Roy Hurst Jr. (born May 9, 1995) is an American football defensive tackle for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Michigan, and was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Early years

Hurst grew up in Canton, Massachusetts where he was raised by his mother Nicole Page.[1] He is the son of former New England Patriot Maurice Hurst[1][2] He graduated from Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood, Massachusetts where he was a three-year starter for the varsity football team, playing on the varsity team as a freshman.[3] Hurst was a two-time first-team all-state player in Massachusetts during the 2011 and 2012 seasons and participated in the 2013 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl.[4]

College career

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In 2014, Hurst earned his first varsity letter after appearing in seven games.[2] On October 15, 2015, the Maxwell Football Club added Hurst to the Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List.[5] On September 24, 2016, Hurst was a Pro Football Focus College Big Ten Team of the Week honoree for his six tackles and 1 sack performance against Penn State. Hurst garnered Academic All-Big Ten recognition in 2014 and 2015.

During the 2017 season, Hurst set a career high in tackles with 59, while his 13.5 tackles for loss ranked sixth in the conference. Following the 2017 season, Hurst was named to the All-Big Ten defensive first-team by both the coaches and the media.[6]

Professional career

Hurst in the 2019 NFL season
Hurst in the 2019 NFL season
Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span
6 ft 1+14 in
(1.86 m)
292 lb
(132 kg)
32 in
(0.81 m)
9+12 in
(0.24 m)
All values from NFL Combine[7]

Hurst was invited to the 2018 NFL Combine, but could not participate after being diagnosed with a heart condition.[8] Despite the condition, he was cleared to play football and participate in Michigan's pro day.[9]

Oakland / Las Vegas Raiders


Hurst was projected to be anywhere from the top 5 to a mid first-round pick, but due to his heart condition, his draft stock plummeted. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the fifth round (140th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.[10] In Week 2 of his rookie season, he recorded his first career sack against the Denver Broncos.[11] In Week 4 against the Cleveland Browns, Hurst sacked quarterback Baker Mayfield in a 45–42 overtime win. In Week 10 against the Los Angeles Chargers, Hurst made his third sack of the season off quarterback Philip Rivers in a 20–6 loss. In Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals, Hurst sacked Josh Rosen in a 23–21 win. He received an overall grade of 72.4 from Pro Football Focus in 2018, which ranked as the 46th highest grade among all qualifying interior defenders.[12]


In week 5 against the Chicago Bears, Hurst sacked quarterback Chase Daniel twice in the 24–21 win.[13] In week 9 against the Detroit Lions, Hurst recovered a fumble lost by Matthew Stafford in the 31–24 win.[14] In week 11 against the Cincinnati Bengals, Hurst recovered a fumble forced by teammate Maxx Crosby on Ryan Finley in the 17–10 win.[15] In week 14 against the Tennessee Titans, Hurst recorded his first career interception off a pass thrown by Ryan Tannehill and made a 55-yard return during the 42–21 loss.[16]


Hurst was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the Raiders on October 6, 2020,[17] and activated from the list on October 20.[18] Hurst was waived after the season on April 15, 2021.[19]

San Francisco 49ers

On April 23, 2021, Hurst signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers.[20] He was placed on injured reserve on September 1, 2021.[21] He was activated from injured reserve on October 2.

On March 10, 2022, Hurst re-signed with the 49ers.[22] He was released by the team on April 11, but re-signed on a one-year deal the same day.[23] He was placed on injured reserve on August 1, 2022 with a torn bicep, ending his season.[24]


  1. ^ a b Quinn, Brendan (September 25, 2015). "An NFL name, but a mother's son: Michigan's Maurice Hurst finds his identity".
  2. ^ a b "Maurice Hurst Jr". CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 6, 2015.
  3. ^ Holmes, Bob (September 5, 2012). "Rising son: Son of Maurice Hurst building his own football identity". Boston Globe.
  4. ^ "Maurice Hurst Semper Fidelis Bowl Highlights". JackSlice7. YouTube. Retrieved November 8, 2015.
  5. ^ Ventura, Dan (October 16, 2015). "Former Xaverian DT Maurice Hurst Jr. named to the Bednarik Watch List". Boston Herald.
  6. ^ "Thirteen Wolverines Named All-Big Ten on Defense, Special Teams". CBS Interactive. November 28, 2017. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  7. ^ "Maurice Hurst Combine Profile". Retrieved March 8, 2020.
  8. ^ Kirshner, Alex (March 3, 2018). "Michigan DT Maurice Hurst reportedly diagnosed with heart condition at NFL Combine". Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  9. ^ Lyles, Harry Jr (March 23, 2018). "Michigan DT Maurice Hurst cleared to participate in pro day after missing NFL Combine". Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  10. ^ Sessler, Marc (April 28, 2018). "Raiders select Maurice Hurst with No. 140 overall pick". Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  11. ^ "Raiders' Maurice Hurst: Draws first career start in Week 2". Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  12. ^ "Pro Football Focus: Maurice Hurst". Retrieved March 31, 2019.
  13. ^ "Josh Jacobs rallies Raiders past Bears 24-21". October 6, 2019. Retrieved October 6, 2019.
  14. ^ "Raiders get late TD pass, defensive stop to beat Lions 31-24". November 3, 2019. Retrieved November 3, 2019.
  15. ^ "Carr, Jacobs, Crosby help Raiders keep Bengals winless". November 17, 2019. Retrieved November 17, 2019.
  16. ^ "Titans win 4th straight, 42-21 over Raiders". December 8, 2019. Retrieved December 8, 2019.
  17. ^ Alper, Josh (October 6, 2020). "Raiders put Maurice Hurst on COVID-19 list". Retrieved October 26, 2020.
  18. ^ Williams, Charean (October 20, 2020). "Maurice Hurst off reserve/COVID-19 list". Retrieved October 26, 2020.
  19. ^ Alper, Josh (April 15, 2021). "Raiders waive Maurice Hurst and Arden Key; release Kyle Sloter". Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  20. ^ "49ers Sign Two Defensive Linemen to One-year Deals". April 23, 2021. Retrieved April 23, 2021.
  21. ^ "49ers Sign 13 Players to Practice Squad". September 1, 2021.
  22. ^ "49ers Announce Series of Extensions, Reserve/Future Contract". March 10, 2022.
  23. ^ "49ers' Maurice Hurst: Released, then re-signs with Niners". Retrieved February 2, 2023.
  24. ^ "49ers Sign DL Akeem Spence, Place DL Maurice Hurst on IR". August 1, 2022. Retrieved August 1, 2022.