CARD: Upper Deck College Legends 2011 ACQUIRED: EBay, 2020
Kendall Hunter played college ball for the OSU Cowboys from 2007-10.
In both 2008 and 2010 he rushed for over 1,500 yards, and had over 20 catches.
He was named as a finalist for the Doak Walker Award in his senior season, and finished his career with 4,181 yards and 37 TDs on 708 carries.
Due primarily to his size, 5’7″, 199, Hunter wouldn’t be selected until the 3rd round of the 2011 draft by the San Fransisco 49ers.
During his time in the league from 2011-2015, Hunter saw action in 45 contests, starting 1 in his rookie year.
He had a career high 473 yards on 112 carries and 16 catches for 195 yards.
Used primarily as a 3rd down or as a change of pace back, Kendall ran for 1202 yards on 262 carries for the 9ers.
Was released after the 2014 season, when he spent the entire year on IR due to a knee injury.
Signed with the Saints in 2015, late in the year to spell injured Mark Ingram.
Briefly joined the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL in 2017, but retired soon thereafter.
Who knows how Kendall would’ve performed if he was shoved into a role with a team that used him as a primary back in a run n shoot or spread set up? He definitely had a set of wheels on him, and some great college number to prove it.