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The unique story of Cincinnati's Margus Hunt

CINCINNATI Margus Hunt came to the United States of America to throw the discus and put the shot. The native of Estonia, a world junior champion in both events, wanted to learn from Dave Wollman, famed track and field coach at Southern Methodist University. When SMU decided to close shop on its track and field program, Hunt was left in a lurch, facing the prospect of having to head...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Bengals take DE Hunt with other 2nd-round pick

The Bengals chose defensive end Margus Hunt from SMU with their other pick in the second round of the NFL draft. Hunt grew up in Estonia and went to SMU for track and field. He joined the football team in 2009 when the school dropped track and field Cincinnati used its first two picks on offense. They took Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert with the 21st overall pick in the opening...
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April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Former SMU star Margus Hunt learned how to play football on Madden, in Estonia

Former SMU star defensive end Margus Hunt is a champion Estonian track athlete who learned how to play football on Madden.
Via Gamedayr
April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Bust Watch: SMU’s Margus Hunt

Continuing on with our series of pieces highlighting available players in the upcoming NFL Draft who might be over-hyped, today we take a look at a defensive end prospect from Southern Methodist University. MARGUS HUNT, DEFENSIVE END, SMU If the NFL Combine didn’t exist, Margus Hunt might not vulnerable to becoming a bust. Quite simply, nobody paid attention to the 6’8, 280...
Via Know It All Football
April 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Cowboys 'Dallas Day' draft-eligible invitees

IRVING, Texas The Cowboys' Dallas Day featuring draft-eligible invitees with area high-school or college ties features some high-profile "usual suspects" like SMU defensive end Margus Hunt, who seems an unlikely match for the Cowboys. But look deeper into the group, which will be at Cowboys Stadium on Wednesday, and you find lower-profile names that could end up...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Elder – Margus Hunt Evaluation

Margus Hunt/SMU:   Skills/Attributes: Raw, athletic freak who flashes great things but has a long way to go to become a complete player. Still learning how to use his hands and doesn’t show very good pop with punches. Struggles to shed blocks, especially in the run game where he doesn’t have space to operate in. [...]
Via The Extra Point
March 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Margus Hunt DE, SMU Scouting Report

MARGUS HUNT DE, SMU 6-8, 275 LBS 2012: 31 tackles, 11.5 TFL, 8 SCK, 1 INT, 2 FF, 3 blocked kicks 2011: 28 tackles, 7.5 TFL, 4 blocked kicks 2010: 13 starts, 3 sacks, 45 tackles, 6.5 TFL, 3 blocked kicks 2009: 7 blocked kicks Great athleticism for a man his size. Former track star and it shows (discus and shot put). Moves like a linebacker. Is he all measurables and athleticism? Or...
Via 85% Sports
March 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Hunt leads SMU to win over Fresno State

HONOLULU (AP) -- SMU coach June Jones walked out of Aloha Stadium with another win Saturday, thanks largely to a disruptive performance by defensive end Margus Hunt that set the tone for the Mustangs' 43-10 win over Fresno State in the Hawaii Bowl. Hunt, the 6-foot-8 senior from Estonia with an 82-inch wing span, forced two fumbles that led to field goals and sacked Derek Carr...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
December 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Hunt knocking down new challenges with SMU

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...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Margus Hunt scouting report

Margus Hunt took one of the more unusual routes to an NFL radar. Hunt was born in Estonia, but moved to Dallas, Texas in 2007 to train for track and field. Hunt managed to win gold medals in the World Junior Championships while working with SMU’s track coach Dave Wollman. He joined the football team [...]
Via The Extra Point
May 10, 2012  |  Discuss
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