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Jeff Hunter
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1966-04-12) April 12, 1966 (age 54)
Place of birth: Hampton, Virginia
Career information
College: Albany State
NFL Draft: 1989 / Round: 11 / Pick: 291
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Phoenix Cardinals ( 1989)*
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A

Jeffrey Orlando Hunter (born April 12, 1966) is a former American football defensive lineman. In a career lasting almost a decade, he played five seasons for four teams in the National Football League, as well as in the Canadian Football League and the World League of American Football. Hunter played college football at Albany State University in Albany, Georgia.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Hunter was drafted by the Phoenix Cardinals with the 12th pick in the 11th round (291st overall) of the 1989 NFL Draft.[2] He was traded to the Buffalo Bills before the beginning of the 1990 season, where he played in 3 games before being traded midseason to the Detroit Lions. Hunter played in a total of 27 games between 1990 and 1992 before being traded to the Miami Dolphins, where he played in 7 games in 1992 and 5 games in 1993. He played 1 game with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1995.[3] Hunter had 12 sacks during his entire NFL career.[4]

Hunter played in 2 games with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League in 1995.[5]

From 1996 to 1997, Hunter played for the London Monarchs of the World League of American Football, where he recorded 4 sacks[6] and at least one blocked punt.[7]

Coaching careerEdit

Hunter presently resides in Albany, Georgia and is a defensive line coach for the AIF's Georgia Firebirds[8] and at Westover Comprehensive High School in Albany.[9]

References Edit

  1. "NFL Players who Attended Albany State University". databaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on 2008-03-07. https://web.archive.org/web/20080307192953/http://www.databasefootball.com/players/bycollege.htm?sch=Albany%2BState%2BUniversity. Retrieved 2016-05-01.
  2. "National Football League: NFL Draft History". Nfl.com. 2015-07-21. http://www.nfl.com/draft/history/fulldraft?season=1989. Retrieved 2016-05-01.
  3. "Jeff Hunter, DE at". Nfl.com. http://www.nfl.com/player/jeffhunter/2501280/profile. Retrieved 2016-05-01.
  4. "Bucpower.Com". Bucpower.Com. http://www.bucpower.com/jeff-hunter.html. Retrieved 2016-05-01.
  5. "1995 Winnipeg Blue Bombers". The Pro Football Archives. http://www.profootballarchives.com/1995cflwpg.html. Retrieved 2016-05-01.
  6. "1996 London Monarchs Stats | The Football Database". Footballdb.com. http://www.footballdb.com/teams/wlaf/london-monarchs/stats/1996. Retrieved 2016-05-01.
  7. "Injured Monarchs go down to the Admirals | Sport". The Independent. https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/injured-monarchs-go-down-to-the-admirals-1253760.html. Retrieved 2016-05-01.
  8. "Georgia Firebirds hire defensive coaches Gary Davis and Jeff Hunter | Sports". albanyherald.com. 2016-02-22. http://www.albanyherald.com/sports/georgia-firebirds-hire-defensive-coaches-gary-davis-and-jeff-hunter/article_ad4e946a-678a-5f47-a0b0-4c413554a1ba.html. Retrieved 2016-05-01.
  9. Woods, David. "ALL-USA preseason watch: Defensive tackle Trenton Thompson | | USA Today High School Sports". Usatodayhss.com. http://usatodayhss.com/2014/trenton-thompson-preseason-all-usa-candidate. Retrieved 2016-05-01.
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