Rotary Lombardi Award preseason watch list candidate and preseason All-SEC first team.
Starting right tackle for the second-straight season ... Earned First-Team All-SEC recognition by the league coaches ... Started all 14 games at right tackle ... One of only five players on the team to start all 14 games (Will Blackwell, Michael Brockers, Mo Claiborne, Brandon Taylor) ... Competed in 811 plays with 71.5 knockdowns on the season ... The 811 snaps were second most on the team behind Will Blackwell's 823.
Played every offensive snap in seven games (Oregon, Mississippi State, Florida, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, BCS National Championship Game) ... Set a career high with 10.5 knockdowns in 75 plays versus Arkansas ... Saw action in all 58 offensive snaps and posted four knockdowns at Alabama ... Credited with seven knockdowns in consecutive games against Kentucky and Florida.
Earned a starting role at right tackle for the first nine games before missing the final three contests of the regular season with a leg injury ... Missed the Louisiana-Monroe, Ole Miss and Arkansas games but returned as the starter in the Cotton Bowl ... Posted 48 knockdowns and played 621 snaps on the year ... Played all 76 snaps in the Cotton Bowl win over Texas A&M and finished second on the team with six knockdowns ... It was his first action since exiting in the first quarter of the Alabama game ... Recorded his first double-digit knockdown total with 10 in 76 snaps against Tennessee ... Competed in 65 plays and finished with six knockdowns against West Virginia ... Participated in 59 plays and posted five knockdowns versus Mississippi State.
Played in 12 games with no starts ... Served as a backup at both guard positions on the offensive line for the Tigers ... Also saw action on LSU's field goal and PAT units ... Played in at least one offensive series in three of LSU's last five regular season games, spelling senior Lyle Hitt ... Played best game of career against Penn State in the Capital One Bowl, seeing action on 20 snaps ... Also saw action against Tulane (12 snaps), Ole Miss (9) and Arkansas (8).
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2008.
Huge offensive line prospect out of Tennessee ... Three-year starter on the offensive line for Arlington High ... Member of the Tennessee Sports Writers' Association's Class 5A first team ... Named to the SuperPrep All-Dixie team ... A member of the Varsity Sports Media's Tennessee Football magazine Phenoms 32, which compiles the top 32 players in the state of Tennessee ... Averaged nearly five pancake blocks a game during his junior and senior seasons ... Wowed coaches during Les Miles Tiger Football camp in the summer of 2007 ... Coached by Chris Wiley.
Full name is Alex Cordell Hurst ... Born Nov. 8, 1989, in the Grand Cayman Islands ... Parents are Andy and Lucia Hurst ... Has one brother, Drew ... Nickname is "Big Clyde" ... Is an avid hunter and enjoys squirrel hunting ... Majoring in general studies.