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#92
Margus Hunt
Int Yds TDs
1 9 0
Team: SMU MustangsHeight: 6-8 Born: 7/14/1987
Position: DEWeight: 280 Hometown: Karksi-Nuia, Estonia
Class-Eligibility: Sr-Sr


Scouting Report
Hunt initially moved to the United States to further his amateur track career after he won gold medals in the shot put and discus at the 2006 Junior World Championships. He came to SMU to work with track and field coach Dave Wollman, but by the time Hunt arrived in 2007, the Mustangs no longer had a men's track and field team. He then turned his attention to football when it was his only hope of scholarship money. After making his name on special teams in his first year with the Mustangs, Hunt started all 13 games as a sophomore. It was his three-sack performance in the Compass Bowl after the 2011 season that made scouts first take notice. He finished his senior season with 31 tackles - 11 1/2 for loss - eight sacks and one interception on his way to earning All-Conference USA honors. Hunt cemented himself as a big-time NFL prospect with a stellar performance in the 2012 Hawaii Bowl, recording three tackles for loss, two sacks, two forced fumbles and a safety in the first half alone before being named MVP. He finished his career with 17 blocked kicks, two shy of the NCAA record. A physical freak with the rare combination of size and speed that NFL teams covet, Hunt is a force when pursuing the passer. He can use his speed or power to get past linemen and never seems to wear down during games. Because of his track background, it wasn't surprising to see Hunt rank near the top of every workout among defensive linemen at the combine. He is still something of a football neophyte and will need patient coaching to reach his full potential. Hunt's physical attributes should make him no less than a second-round pick and it's not inconceivable that he could be a late first-round selection.

Career Defensive Stats

Year Team G Int Yds TDs
2009 SMU  13 0 0 0
2010 SMU  14 0 0 0
2011 SMU  13 0 0 0
2012 SMU  12 1 9 0
Career   52 1 9 0

Defensive Logs

Date Opp Int Yds TDs
11/10/2012 SouMis 1 9 0