Jalen Hurts Pays for Funeral Expenses of Hometown High School Football Player


March 25, 2024

Jarvon Coles, 18, was a star student and captain of the football team at North Shore High School when he was tragically killed in a shooting at a house party in Humble, Texas, on March 9. It devastated the community in his hometown of Houston, Texas and inspired fellow Houston native and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, Jalen Hurts to step up and help cover the funeral costs for the family of the fallen football star.

“(Jalen) is part of this community, and he felt it in his heart like so many others,” Braxton Coles, the grandfather of Jarvon Coles, told ABC13. “He wanted to relieve us of some of the stress of the tragedy.”

Hurts played football at Channelview High School where his dad Averion Hurts was the head coach. Channelview and North Shore were rivals, located just about five miles apart. The 25-year-old’s support for the family during this time is just another way Hurts continues to set the bar as a role model on and off the field.


Hundreds of community members attended Coles’ funeral on March 16, at The Light of the World Christian Fellowship Church in Humble. Hurts sent a video message to Coles’ family that was played at the service. 

“From everything that I know, Jarvon was someone who was a rising star in our community, loved by many, and had a bright future ahead of him,” Hurts said in his message to the Coles family. 

Friends and family described Jarvon as a star athlete and a standout student. He was on track to graduate from North Shore with a 4.1 GPA and play football at Lamar College in Beaumont, TX


According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Coles was attending a house party where shots were fired into the home’s backyard from across the street and Cole was shot multiple times. He was rushed to the local hospital where he died from his injuries shortly afterwards. It is still unknown who opened fire and law enforcement is still investigating and is urging those who have any information to come forward.

Hurts wasn’t the only public figure to recognize Jarvon. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and Houston Mayor John Whitmire declared March 16 “Jarvon Coles Day.” The Coles family is also setting up the “Crash Out for a Cause” foundation in his memory. Jargon had the phrase “crash out” on the back of a jacket as a mantra for his football philosophy.

Cover photo: Jalen Hurts Pays For Funeral Expenses of Hometown High School Football Player / Photo credit: AP Photo


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