Hurst enters his first season as a Bengal in 2022, after joining Cincinnati as an unrestricted free agent in March ... Spent 2018-19 with Baltimore, and '20-21 with Atlanta ... Originally a 2018 Ravens first-round pick out of the University of South Carolina ... Enters 2022 with 57 career games played, and 125 catches for 1304 yards and 12 TDs ... Considered an athletic TE with good hands and vertical speed (4.67-second 40-yard dash at the 2018 combine) ... Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 17th round of the 2012 MLB Draft, and played two seasons as a pitcher (2013) and first baseman ('14) in the Pirates organization in the rookie Gulf Coast League before walking on to South Carolina's football team in '15.
Training Camp Report: Bengals' Celebration Has a Ring To It: Now For The Big One
The Bengals quietly handed out their 2021 AFC championship rings to players, coaches and staff during the work day Thursday at Paul Brown Stadium. And it matched the classy understated piece that caught Caroline Blackburn's eye when she went through her grandmother's jewelry box.
In Bengals Tight End Room, A 60-Foot, Six-Inch Bond Between Free-Agent Hurst And Coach Casey
Bengals tight ends coach James Casey and his prized free agent Hayden Hurst have bonded as quickly as one of their 96 mile-per-hour heaters they could never cool in the unforgiving catacombs of baseball's low minor leagues.