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Kareem Hunt | Running Back

Team: Toledo Rockets
Age / DOB:  (21) / 8/6/1995
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 215

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Toledo RB Kareem Hunt will hold a private workout for the Tampa Bay Bucs on Tuesday.
Toledo held its pro day on Monday, with Hunt running a forty in 4.57s. The RB coaches of the New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions and Cleveland Browns were all on hand for the festivities. Hunt has an upcoming official pre-Draft visit with the Vikings. Mar 20 - 5:10 PM

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Toledo RB Kareem Hunt will visit the Vikings ahead of the 2017 NFL Draft.

The Vikings will be in the market for a running back at some point during the draft after not bringing Adrian Peterson back. Latavius Murray was added to a position group that includes Jerick McKinnon, but neither are top options. Hunt did not complete a full workout at the NFL Combine, but is an intriguing option in the third round or later.
Mar 20 - 11:25 AM

Toledo RB Kareem Hunt's 98 total missed tackles forced in 2016 were the second-most in the FBS.

And on a more micro level, his 22 missed tackles forced on receptions were also good for second in the country. PFF comps him to Baltimore Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon. Notes the outlet, "[Hunt] has limited pass-protection experience, but otherwise could be an every-down back from the start if needed." NFL Media's Lance Zierlein offers a variation on that assessment, writing that Hunt "has talent to become a backup that can step in and handle a bigger load if needed." During Combine festivities, the 5-foot-10, 216-pounder ran the 40-yard dash in 4.62 seconds, put in 18 reps on the bench press and logged jumps of 36.5 inches (vertical) and 119 inches (broad).
Mar 12 - 4:00 PM

Toledo RB Kareem Hunt is a big Cleveland Browns fan and would like to play for his hometown team.

"I'll be a Browns fan until I die," the Ohio native said. Not every prospect wants to play for the Browns, but Hunt isn't alone. North Carolina’s Mitch Trubisky made a similar proclamation last month. As for Hunt, he's arguably the top senior running back prospect.
Source: Draftwire
Mar 3 - 2:23 PM

Toledo RB Kareem Hunt fumbled just once on offense during his collegiate career despite touching the ball 856 times.

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler compiled the numbers and noted the fumble was during Hunt's freshman season. Hunt obviously has the best fumble rate of any running back in this class. The Toledo product was our favorite senior runner entering Senior Bowl week and will be our favorite for the entire process.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 10 - 10:15 AM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline believes that Toledo RB Kareem Hunt "could surprise at the [C]ombine."

"I’m told the he recently ran the forty in hand times of 4.39s and clocked 4.46s laser timed," Pauline writes. "Both are faster than anyone would expect." Hunt was Mr. Popular during the Senior Bowl practice week, meeting with 25 teams -- including 10 full franchise meetings with general managers present. In an unfathomably deep running back class, Hunt could be a sneaky steal come Day 3 of the draft.
Feb 9 - 1:54 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline passes along that Toledo RB Kareem Hunt met with 25 NFL teams at the Senior Bowl.

Of those 25 meetings, Pauline relays that 10 of them were "full franchise meetings" that included the general manager. The Jets were one such team which held a full franchise meeting with the Toledo standout. The offshoot of this early interview slate is that because Hunt has already met extensively with several teams, he may not interview quite as much at the Combine. Hunt is a likely Day 3 candidate for this spring's draft.
Feb 5 - 2:00 PM

Toledo RB Kareem Hunt wants to weigh around 213 to 215 pounds at the NFL Combine.

Hunt weighed 208 pounds at the Senior Bowl, a big drop from his listed 225 pounds at Toledo. We aren't sure if Hunt ever played at 225 pounds by choice, but if he can keep his speed and agility at a heavier weight then it will help his composite athletic scores. We consider Hunt the top senior running back.
Feb 2 - 8:51 AM

Toledo RB Kareem Hunt rushed for 118 yards on 15 carries in Saturday's Senior Bowl.

While the final score ended at just 16-15, there were several offensive standouts from the contest. Count Hunt among that crowd. He consistently showcased a ballerina's sense of balance in clipping his way to a 7.8 YPC average. Hunt rushed for 1,475 yards and 10 touchdowns this past season. Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline writes that while Hunt might not possess quite the same sort of quick moves and acceleration as some of his fellow backs at the Senior Bowl, he "showed a complete game as a ball-carrier, pass-catcher and blocker" during the practice week. Pauline pegs him as a potential fifth-round pick in this spring's draft.
Jan 28 - 5:58 PM

Toledo senior RB Kareem Hunt rushed for 120 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries in Saturday's 31-28 loss to Appalachian State in the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl.

Hunt's second touchdown came from one yard out in the closing seconds of the third quarter. That one knotted the score at 28-all. The Rockets would ultimately fall after they were unable to match an Appalachian State field goal which snapped the aforementioned tie midway through the fourth quarter. The 5-foot-11, 215-pound Hunt finishes out his final season with the Rockets having rushed for 1,475 and 10 touchdowns. He will next surface at the Senior Bowl as he preps for the 2017 NFL Draft.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 09:22:00 PM

Toledo senior RB Kareem Hunt accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl.

In early September, TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline praised Hunt's "quickness, burst and agility." The 5-foot-11, 215-pound senior proceeded to turn in a lovely rebound season after a down 2015 campaign that saw him finish with 973 yards rushing. This time around, Hunt has rushed for 1,355 yards (5.6 YPC) and eight scores over the course of 12 games.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 04:23:00 PM

Toledo senior RB Kareem Hunt rushed for 200 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries in Friday's 55-35 loss to Western Michigan.

Not only was Hunt a beast on the ground, averaging an even 10.0 YPC, he also chipped in with three catches for 73 yards. All of this beautiful work went in vain on a rainy Friday night fit for rowing a boat. This was the 5-foot-11, 215-pound back's fourth consecutive game of at least 100 yards rushing. His 200 yards on Friday stand as his best tally of the 2016 campaign.
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 08:58:00 PM

Toledo senior RB Kareem Hunt rushed for 107 yards on 17 carries in Wednesday's 37-19 win over Ball State.

Hunt couldn't find the end zone as a rusher, but oh boy, did he find it as a receiver, coming away from the game with a 71-yard scoring grab. He finished the contest with six catches for 98 yards and the singular score. For the season as a whole, the 5-foot-11, 215-pound senior has rushed for 1,155 yards (5.3 YPC) and seven touchdowns in 11 games. He has shown his mettle as a receiver throughout and is currently working on a lovely little 36-304-1 line on that front.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 12:59:00 PM

Toledo senior RB Kareem Hunt rushed for 122 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries in Wednesday's 31-24 win over Northern Illinois.

Hunt's touchdown wasn't a long bolt for glory, but boy howdy, it was an important one. He scored from one yard out with just 1:15 remaining in the game, snapping a 24-24 tie in the process. NIU held a 21-10 lead midway through the third quarter, only to see it all slip away. Toledo improved to 8-2 with the victory. They will close out the regular season with games against Ball State and Western Michigan. The latter contest, slated for Friday, November 25, could pit a 9-2 Toledo team against an 11-0 Western Michigan team. If the Rockets can hold up their end of the bargain, the Broncos only need to beat Buffalo next Saturday to set everything up for that huge tilt.
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 02:59:00 PM

Toledo senior RB Kareem Hunt rushed for 136 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries in Wednesday's 48-17 win over Akron.

Hunt offered metronomic consistency in this one, averaging 8.0 YPC with a long run of 21 yards. His touchdown came from two yards out with several minutes gone in the third quarter. With the performance, the 5-foot-11, 215-pound senior passed Wasean Tait to move to second on Toledo's all-time rushing leaderboard. For the campaign as a whole, Hunt has picked his way to 926 yards on the ground while scoring six rushing touchdowns over the course of nine games.
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 02:07:00 PM