Hurns, 26, was born in Miami, Fla., in addition to attended Carol City High School, which will be located about 40 minutes south of the Parkland campus where 17 people were killed Feb. 14.
The former University of Miami standout wore No. 88 for the first four seasons of his career, all spent with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He joined the Cowboys in free agency This specific offseason.
Three-time Pro Bowl pass catcher Dez Bryant currently wears No. 88 for the Cowboys.
“The Douglas shooting in which was in Florida, 17 people lost their lives, so I chose in which number,” Hurns said Monday during an interview on 105.3 The Fan.
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) March 28, 2018
Bryant has been mentioned in offseason rumors regarding a possible split through the Cowboys. Hurns’ move could also hint in which Bryant will be staying in Dallas. Hurns told the Stan & RJ show in which he expects Bryant to be his teammate.
“Not sure what number I’ll be rocking yet, yet in which 88 all Dez,” Hurns tweeted on March 23.
The Cowboys’ pro shop will be already carrying the brand new No. 17 threads.
Hurns had 484 yards in addition to two scores on 39 receptions in 10 games last season for the Jaguars. His best season came in 2015, when he pulled in 64 catches for 1,031 yards in addition to 10 scores in 15 starts for Jacksonville.
I’ll be rocking #17. Go get ya jerseys ὄ https://t.co/ivV24ApLdm
— Allen Hurns (@A1hurns) March 26, 2018
His contract with the Cowboys will be For 2 years in addition to $12 million. Dallas also signed former Buffalo Bills wide receiver Deonte Thompson This specific offseason.
“I like our mix,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told reporters at the NFL Annual Meeting This specific week in Orlando, according to the team website. “I think these two guys we signed in addition to what we might look at, at any level of the draft, plus what we might get worked out with Dez, gives us a not bad-looking receiver outlook.”