Hurst was on a number of awards watch lists before the start of the 2012 season, but a quiet campaign (0 interceptions) erased hopes of postseason hardware.
Hurst could be a valuable addition to an NFL team
Hurst (6) was the district MVP his senior year at Lancaster High School.
Full Name: Demontre Hurst
Hometown: Lancaster, Texas
High School: Lancaster High School
Hurst was the district MVP his senior year at Lancaster. He almost went to Oklahoma State, but opted for the Sooners instead.
Hurst (19) had 33 pass breakups while at Norman.
2009: 13 games played, 14 total tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 0 INT, 2 passes broken up
2010: 14 games started, 50 total tackles, 4 tackles for loss, 1 INT, 11 passes broken up
2011: 13 games started, 55 total tackles, 4 tackles for loss, 1 INT, 11 passes broken up
2012: 13 games started, 59 total tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 0 INT, 9 passes broken up
Hurst was named All-Big 12 second team by the coaches in 2011 and 2012. Hurst also has four career caused fumbles, three fumble recoveries and two sacks while at Oklahoma.
Hurst measured a little short and a little slow for NFL standards.
Weight: 189 lbs.
Arm Length: 32”
Hand Size: 8 3/8”
Vertical Jump: 37”
Broad Jump: 10’ 0.5”
40-yard Dash: 4.50 sec
20-yard Shuttle: 4.27 sec
3-Cone Drill: 7.10 sec
60-yard Shuttle: 11.47 sec
Hurst was not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine. He is too short to be a starting cornerback in the NFL, and his 4.5 40-yard dash is slightly slower than average. The top-rated corners at the combine ran 4.36 (Darius Slay), 4.37 (Dee Milliner), 4.38 (Desmond Trufant) and 4.43 (Xavier Rhodes).
All of Hurst’s stats via soonersports.com; other 40 times via NFL.com
There were six webisodes of "Demontre's Corner."
Hurst had his own video show on the Oklahoma Sooners website in 2011. The show took fans behind the scenes in the life and insights of the starting cornerback. There were six episodes of “Demontre’s Corner.”
Hurst is praised for his willingness to play run support.
Hurst started his career in Oklahoma on special teams and will likely have to follow that path in order to make an NFL roster.
NFL.com says he “plays hard, and is willing to support in the run game.”
His size and speed, two things you can’t coach, are below NFL standards for starting cornerbacks.