01/09/2013 - Senior cornerback Demontre Hurst has accepted an invitation to play for the West in the annual East-West Shrine Game. Beginning in 1925, it is the longest-running all-star college football game. The 2013 edition is scheduled to be played Jan. 19 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. (CT), and the game can be seen on the NFL Network.
"I'm excited for the opportunity to play in the East-West Shrine Game," Hurst said. "I appreciate all of the support that I received from my coaches and teammates during my career at the University of Oklahoma, and will always be grateful for the chance to play in front of our great Sooners fans. I look forward to showcasing my skills in this all-star contest." A starter at cornerback in all 13 games this season, Hurst finished fourth on the team with 59 tackles and was second with nine pass breakups. He registered one sack on the year and added a fumble recovery. - Oklahoma football
12/09/2012 - 2012 ALL-BIG 12 SECOND TEAM (COACHES): DB Demontre Hurst, Oklahoma, Sr., Lancaster, Texas/Lancaster, has been selected Second Team All-Big 12 Conference (Coaches selection) for the 2012 college football season. - Oklahoma football
12/09/2012 - 2012 ALL-BIG 12 HONORABLE MENTION (MEDIA): Defensive back: Demontre Hurst, Oklahoma, has been selected Honorable Mention All-Big 12 Conference (Media selection) for the 2012 college football season. - Oklahoma football
07/18/2012 - 2012 BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Demontre Hurst, CB, Oklahoma, has been selected to the Preseason Bronko Nagurski Trophy Award Watch List for the 2012 college football season. The Bronko Nagurski Trophy is presented to the National Defensive Player of the Year by the Charlotte Touchdown Club and the Football Writers Association of America. Hurst started 13 games in 2011, earning second team All-Big 12 honors from the league's coaches. The Lancaster, Texas, product led the Sooners with 11 pass breakups and totaled 55 tackles a year ago. He posted two fumble recoveries and added a 55-yard interception return TD vs. Texas. Jefferson was a freshman All-America pick in 2010 and was an honorable mention All-Big 12 selection last season. The Chula Vista, Calif., native registered a team-high four interceptions for Oklahoma along with 74 tackles in 2011. - Oklahoma football
07/10/2012 - 2012 BEDNARIK AWARD PRESEASON WATCHLIST: Demontre Hurst, Oklahoma, CB, Sr., has been selected to the preseason Bednarik Award watchlist for the 2012 college football season. The Bednarik Award has been presented to the nation's top defensive player since 1995. A former standout at Penn and with the Philadelphia Eagles, Chuck Bednarik is a member of both the College Football Hall of Fame's Class of 1969 and the NFL Hall of Fame's Class of 1967. A second-team All-Big 12 selection in 2011, Hurst led OU with 11 pass breakups last season while accumulating 55 tackles with at least five in six separate games. The two-year starter ranks ninth on the OU career chart with 23 career pass breakups. - Oklahoma football
07/10/2012 - Top-five Oklahoma prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft: 4. CB Demontre Hurst (5-10, 180)...Although the Sooners lost First Team All-Conference cornerback Jamell Fleming to the NFL, the blow is softened by the fact that Hurst is returning to Oklahoma in 2012. He started every game the past two seasons for the Sooners and, like Fleming, could elevate his draft status with a productive senior season. Hurst was a three-star defensive back out of Texas and chose Oklahoma State over Arizona and Miami (FL) before abruptly changing his mind at the last moment, committing to the Sooners. He served as a back-up in 2009 as a true freshman before earning a starting gig as a sophomore (14 starts), recording 50 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss and one interception. Hurst had his best season as a junior in 2011 with 55 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss and one interception (returned for a score), earning Second Team All-Big 12 honors. He is a tad undersized, but does a nice job getting off blocks and making plays in run support. Hurst is quick to react and close on the play with explosive movements, playing decisively and fast. He is rarely mentioned among the top seniors at his position, even in his conference, but Hurst could move into the second day discussion with a productive 2012 season. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
05/07/2012 - 2012 LOTT IMPACT TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST: DeMontre Hurst, Oklahoma, DB, 5-10, 181 (Lancaster, Tx.): 2nd team All-Big 12...119 career tackles, 8 tackles for losses, 2 interceptions...27 career starts...Went on trip to Haiti this spring to help rebuild infrastructure. - Lott IMPACT Trophy