Jalen Hurts’ unrelenting work ethic: From SoCal to his locker stall, the Eagles — and Tony the janitor — tell stories

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — Jalen Hurts knows a hard worker when he sees one. Tony Santiago is the Eagles’ locker room custodian. He’s worked 12 hours a day, six days a week — seven during training camp — for the last 19 years at the NovaCare Complex. But he’s toiled in relative obscurity until Hurts name-checked him two weeks ago following the season finale. Santiago’s phone buzzed almost immediately after the All-Pro quarterback, whose locker stall he cleans daily, mentioned him by his first name when he was asked what it would take for the Eagles to win the Super Bowl. “First, I got a text from my famil…

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