Originally written on BaySportsNet  |  Last updated 7/2/13
There has been a lot of talk about the 49ers’ offense, specifically their ability to run the ball. Obviously, Frank Gore is the feature running back. LaMichael James has gotten a lot of attention due to some big plays late in the season as well. Marcus Lattimore has been a consistent subject of conversation despite not being likely to play a single snap this season. Unfortunately, Kendall Hunter has become a forgotten man when it comes to discussing the 49ers’ running offense. Hunter tore his Achilles tendon in week 12 against the New Orleans Saints. Prior to that injury, he was a key part of the rushing attack. Up to that point, he was averaging an impressive 5.2 yards per carry and had two touchdowns. Hunter was a good compliment to Gore. The 49ers also liked to throw the ball to Hunter on screens to take advantage of his ability to operate in space. As a rookie in 2011, Hunter averaged 12.2 yards per reception. That is a pretty impressive number for a running back. He is definite...
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