For two seasons, Jalen Hurts’ dreadlocks were the Alabama quarterback’s trademark look. They poked out from behind his Crimson helmet as he left defenders in the dust.

But it looks like he’s going to need a new signature style: after the Tide won the national championship earlier this month, Hurts kept his word and cut the ‘locks:

It’s a big change for the sophomore gunslinger!

Leading up to the reveal on Sunday, Hurts’ teammates knew it was coming and told him to prep for the upcoming haircut:

And credit goes to Hurts, then, for following through on the promise. Of course, being a champ probably makes it a pretty easy decision.

Hurts passed for 2,081 yards, 17 TDs, and just one INT this season while leading Alabama to the national championship game; he also ran for 855 yards and eight touchdowns.

Adam Hermann has written for the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, Philadelphia magazine, SB Nation, and NBC Sports Philadelphia.

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