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Kendall Hunter | Running Back

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/16/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 199
College: Oklahoma State
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49ers RB Kendall Hunter (ACL surgery) reportedly had a "fantastic" offseason program.
Hunter missed the entire 2014 season after tearing his ACL on the first day of training camp. Now fully cleared, Hunter "showcased his quick feet and ability to catch the ball" at spring practices. Going on age 27, Hunter projects as the primary backup to 49ers pass-catching back Reggie Bush, while fourth-round pick Mike Davis serves as the backup to early-down RB Carlos Hyde. Jul 15 - 1:08 PM

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Coach Jim Tomsula said Kendall Hunter (ACL) is "moving around great" during OTAs.

By all accounts coming out of San Francisco, Hunter is back to 100 percent and looking quick. He'll add to a quietly crowded backfield that also includes Carlos Hyde, Reggie Bush and rookie Mike Davis. Hunter projects as a solid backup to passing back Bush, who is 30 years old and coming off an injury-plagued 2014.
Jun 1 - 12:29 PM

GM Trent Baalke said Kendall Hunter (torn ACL) appears back to 100 percent.

Now about nine months removed from his tear, Hunter projects as Reggie Bush's backup on passing downs this year. "He’s back to being Kendall. His speed is back to where it was pre-injury. He’s really had a fine offseason." Baalke said. Hunter owns an solid 4.58 YPC on his 262 career NFL carries.
May 14 - 8:14 AM

49ers RB Kendall Hunter (torn ACL) is participating in the team's offseason workouts.

Hunter appeared to be working out with no limitations despite being just eight months removed from the torn ACL that ended his 2014 season. Hunter should be a full participant in the 49ers' offseason program, and will compete with Reggie Bush for change-of-pace touches behind starter Carlos Hyde.
Apr 11 - 11:11 AM

49ers signed RB Kendall Hunter to a one-year extension through 2015.

Rather than test free agency, Hunter will return to a 49ers backfield that will likely lose contract-year starter Frank Gore. Hunter, 26, is a useful third-down and change-of-pace back when healthy. He tore his ACL at the start of 2014 training camp. Hunter tore his Achilles' tendon two years back.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 05:24:00 PM

49ers placed RB Kendall Hunter (knee) on injured reserve, ending his season.

He went unclaimed on waivers, as expected. Hunter will enter free agency next offseason as a 25-year-old with two major surgeries in the last three years. The 49ers have expressed interested in re-signing him and letting him rehab his value. Rookie Carlos Hyde will open the season as the No. 2 back.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 06:14:00 PM

49ers waived/injured RB Kendall Hunter.

Hunter is an impending free agent, making it unlikely he gets claimed via the NFL's waivers process. The 25-year-old change-of-pace back suffered a right ACL tear at the start of training camp. Hunter tore his Achilles' in 2012.
Mon, Aug 4, 2014 05:23:00 PM

49ers GM Trent Baalke "made it clear" Sunday the team hopes to re-sign contract-year RB Kendall Hunter despite his right ACL tear.

The 49ers could probably keep Hunter for very cheap after he tore both his Achilles' and ACL in a three-year span. "We’d love to have Kendall," Baalke said. "Kendall is a tremendous football player and an even better young man. He is a mentally tough young man, so I’d expect that he’d come back very well from the injury." Dynasty league owners of Hunter can consider dropping him.
Sun, Jul 27, 2014 03:20:00 PM

49ers RB Kendall Hunter tore the ACL in his right knee during Friday's practice.

He is done for the season. Even though running back was a position of depth for the 49ers, this injury is a blow to the offense. Rookie Carlos Hyde is now the favorite to back up Frank Gore, and out-of-favor LaMichael James could also see an increase to his workload. Hunter was entering the final year of his rookie deal.
Sat, Jul 26, 2014 12:27:00 PM

The 49ers reportedly fear Kendall Hunter's knee injury could be "significant."

He went down in Friday's practice. The 49ers are awaiting MRI results. If Hunter misses much time, rookie Carlos Hyde would come into more opportunity.
Sat, Jul 26, 2014 12:14:00 PM

49ers RB Kendall Hunter suffered a leg injury during Friday's practice.

The severity of the injury is unknown, but ESPN's Ed Werder reported the 49ers "didn't like the way it looked" and are "concerned." Hunter will likely get an MRI today to assess the severity of the injury. Rookie Carlos Hyde would step into the No. 2 role if Hunter is forced to miss any time.
Sat, Jul 26, 2014 10:26:00 AM

CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco confirms Kendall Hunter "clearly" remains the 49ers' No. 2 running back entering training camp.

Hunter has a lead on Marcus Lattimore and rookie Carlos Hyde "based on his knowledge of the 49ers' protections and willingness to stick his face in there to take on blitzers." Pass protection is something with which first-year players like Hyde and Lattimore routinely struggle. We still prefer Hyde over Hunter as Frank Gore's handcuff, because Hyde would be a better bet for early-down and goal-line work in the event of injury to 31-year-old Gore.
Wed, Jun 25, 2014 08:23:00 PM

Kendall Hunter rushed three times for 16 yards in San Francisco's NFC Championship Game loss to the Seahawks.

Hunter wasn't targeted in the passing game. Hunter actually out-gained Frank Gore despite getting eight fewer carries. Heading into the final year of his rookie contract, the 5-foot-7, 199-pound Hunter now has 262 career carries for 1,202 yards (4.6 YPC). He's mixed in 27 catches for an additional 268 yards. Although the presence of Marcus Lattimore clouds Hunter's Dynasty-league value, he'll be back and ready for a bigger role in 2014 as the 49ers look to lessen the wear on an aging Frank Gore. Hunter still has lead-back upside.
Sun, Jan 19, 2014 11:20:00 PM

Kendall Hunter rushed nine times for 27 yards in the 49ers' Divisional Round win over the Panthers.

The 49ers mixed in Hunter in the first quarter, but scrapped their change-of-pace back following an early deficit and utilized Frank Gore as a workhorse while generally playing pass-first football until they grabbed a two-score second-half lead. That's when Hunter got his carries. Hunter will likely see a smaller workload in next week's NFC Championship clash at Seattle.
Sun, Jan 12, 2014 04:12:00 PM

Kendall Hunter managed four yards on two carries as the 49ers defeated the Packers in Sunday night's Wild Card playoff game.

Operating as Frank Gore's "breather" back, Hunter was stuffed at or near the line of scrimmage on each of his carries. His role won't change in the Divisional Round.
Sun, Jan 5, 2014 08:21:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Colin Kaepernick
2Blaine Gabbert
3Dylan Thompson
RB1Carlos Hyde
2Reggie Bush
3Kendall Hunter
4Mike Davis
5Kendall Gaskins
GLB1Carlos Hyde
2Reggie Bush
3RB1Reggie Bush
2Kendall Hunter
FB1Bruce Miller
2Trey Millard
WR11Anquan Boldin
2Bruce Ellington
3DeAndre Smelter
4Dres Anderson
5DiAndre Campbell
WR21Torrey Smith
2Quinton Patton
3Jerome Simpson
4Chuck Jacobs
5DeAndrew White
WR31Quinton Patton
TE1Vernon Davis
2Vance McDonald
3Garrett Celek
4Blake Bell
5Rory Anderson
K1Phil Dawson
2Corey Acosta