George Hurley was born in San Francisco on October 19, 1909. He attended Wilmerding High School. Upon graduation he went to Washington State University and participated in three bowl games.

He played guard for the Boston Braves/Redskins for 20 games over two seasons and made second team All-Pro each year.

George later taught and coached high school basketball and football at Cubberley High School in Palo Alto, California after his pro football career.

George Hurley passed away in Twain Harte, California on December 17, 1989. He was 80 years old.