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Janie Harris | NCAA.com | April 7, 2017

WATCH: Jalen Hurts surprises a fan at the Arts 'n Autism center

Justin Mixon thought he was just being asked to talk about Alabama’s quarterback Jalen Hurts, but what he didn’t realize was the SEC offensive player of the year was waiting to surprise him just downstairs.

After an incredible undefeated regular season and a strong run to the national championship, reports of Hurts volunteering around the Tuscaloosa area had been popping up. But, on Thursday, he posted this touching video to his Twitter account of his surprising Mixon at the Arts 'n Autism Center.

 According to AL.com, Hurts had found out about Mixon, who began attending Arts 'n Autism in Tuscaloosa when he was in kindergarten and now teaches the center's music program after graduating from Alabama in 2011, through a friend who volunteers there.

When Hurts heard about Mixon’s love for Alabama football, he decided to meet him in person.

Hurts was the first freshman quarterback to start for Nick Saban and led the Tide last year with 2,780 passing yards, 954 rushing yards and 36 touchdowns. Now, he enters the upcoming season regarded as one of the best quarterbacks in the nation. 

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