Hurst is Ann Arbor's self-proclaimed best Uber driver

Fifth-year senior defensive tackle Maurice Hurst in a game against Cincinnati on September 9, 2017.

Fifth-year senior defensive tackle Maurice Hurst in a game against Cincinnati on September 9, 2017. Buy this photo
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 9:08pm

Maurice Hurst, Michigan football’s defensive tackle, has taken up a part-time job as a driver for Uber.

In an interview Monday night with “Inside Michigan Football,” Hurst revealed he occasionally does an Uber run when he’s not busy with football.

“I do it sometimes just to clear my head or just to enjoy riding and talk to someone that I don’t know,” Hurst said.

He drove for Uber in the summer of 2016, mostly for the extra cash and flexible hours. He said he has since enjoyed his on-and-off bouts with the company.

“I’m the best Uber driver in Ann Arbor,” Hurst said, later posting his 4.96-star rating on his Twitter account. “I don’t know who gave me a four-star, but I have 82 five-star ratings. I get a few compliments. It’s something I really enjoy doing.”

When Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh appeared on the show last year he mentioned he was driving his car on fumes and that he would potentially need a ride to Schembechler Hall. Hurst later replied to the comment on Twitter.

Harbaugh never did take Hurst up on his offer — probably for the best though, according to Hurst.

"It might be a violation," he said. "I don't know if you're allowed to drive your coaches. I don't think our compliance would be OK with that."