UNIVERSITY PARK, TexasFor SMU's Margus Hunt, every game is a chance to throw a block party.
Hunt, a senior defensive end, has blocked 16 field goals and PATs in his career, tying for second in NCAA history.
The NCAA record for blocked kicks is 19. With nine games left on the schedule, including Saturday's rivalry game with No. 15 TCU, there's a good chance Hunt could leave college as the greatest kick-blocker of all time.
"The way we look at it, they're going to make kicks," SMU special teams coach Frank Gansz Jr. said. "But that snap, that hold, everything has to be perfect. And if it's not, we're going to get it."
Hunt arrived at SMU five years ago from Karksi-Nuia, Estonia as an elite discus thrower and shot putter. He came to work with SMU track coach Dave Wollman, a renowned throwing coach, but since SMU no longer has a men's track and field program, playing football was a way to earn a scholarship and keep working on his throwing.
The only problem: Hunt had never played footba...