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Hughes in 2016
|Born:||August 25, 1990|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||350 lb (159 kg)|
|High school:||Murfreesboro (TN) Siegel|
|NFL Draft:||2013 / Round: 5 / Pick: 139|
|Career highlights and awards
|Career NFL statistics as of 2018|
Montori Hughes (born August 25, 1990) is an American football nose tackle who is a free agent. He played college football at University of Tennessee at Martin, and was selected in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts. He has also been a member of the New York Giants, Kansas City Chiefs, and Washington Redskins.
Hughes was born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He attended Siegel High School in Murfreesboro, where he was a three-year starter and led the Siegel Stars high school football team in tackles with 106, tackles-for-loss with 25 and sacks with 13 as a senior in 2007. He was named the Region 4-5A Defensive MVP, all-region, all-area and all-county and participated in the Toyota East-West All-Star Classic in 2007. Also starring in basketball, Hughes averaged double figures in scoring and rebounding for Siegel High School.
Rated only a two-star recruit by Rivals.com, Hughes was not ranked among the best defensive tackle prospects in the nation. Scout.com, which listed Hughes as a three-star recruit, ranked him as No. 49 overall defensive tackle in the 2008 class. Jamie Newberg of Scout.com later admitted that recruiting services overlooked Hughes: "Right now, to me, he may be the best prospect in the state when it's all said and done. And we just flat missed him."
Hughes had scholarship offers from Jacksonville State and Tennessee State, but committed to Tennessee after head coach Phillip Fulmer offered him a scholarship. Fulmer compared Hughes to former Vols defensive tackle Justin Harrell, who transformed from a little-known recruit to a first-round pick in the 2007 NFL Draft.
Hughes originally signed with the University of Tennessee in January 2008, but failed to qualify academically. He spent several months at Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia, before enrolling at Tennessee in January 2009. Hughes had bulked up from 275 to 310 pounds in little over a year, and emerged as one of the Tennessee Volunteers football team's most talented defensive freshman. He was expected to play in Tennessee's 2011 season opener; however, Hughes was dismissed from the team on June 9, 2011, by head coach Derek Dooley.
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|6 ft 4 in||329 lb32 ⅝ in10 ⅛ in||5.23 s||4.70 s||7.85 s||26 ½ in||8 ft 8 in||22 reps|
New York GiantsEdit
Kansas City ChiefsEdit
- ↑ "Montori Hughes Recruiting Profile", Rivals.com, http://www.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?pr_key=77095&sport=1
- ↑ "2008 Defensive Tackle Ranking", Scout.com, http://recruiting.scout.com/a.z?s=73&p=9&c=4&pid=22&yr=2008
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 "Vols sign Williams 4th time", Chattanooga Times Free Press, February 7, 2008, http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2008/feb/07/vols-sign-williams-4th-time/
- ↑ Callahan, Ryan (August 10, 2009), "Freshmen see opportunities for playing time", The Daily Times, http://www.thedailytimes.com/article/20090810/SPORTS/908099875
- ↑ "Indianapolis Colts Make Roster Moves". blogs.colts.com. September 5, 2015. http://blogs.colts.com/2015/09/05/indianapolis-colts-make-roster-moves-102/. Retrieved September 6, 2015.
- ↑ Eisen, Michael (September 7, 2015). "Young players earn their way onto 53-man roster". http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Young-players-earn-their-way-onto-53-man-roster/dba93312-fcd8-4574-8409-66730b14cdcb. Retrieved September 9, 2015.
- ↑ Eisen, Michael (November 10, 2015). "Giants add DT Montori Hughes to active roster; Johnathan Hankins to IR". http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Giants-add-DT-Montori-Hughes-to-active-roster-Johnathan-Hankins-to-IR/88290d1d-ed63-4a2d-a77b-0026e2b04fd0. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
- ↑ Eisen, Michael. "Giants announce practice squad; claim DT Robert Thomas". https://web.archive.org/web/20170909053715/http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Giants-announce-practice-squad-claim-DT-Robert-Thomas/e8402e2e-7f9b-4c94-95db-b9d10f79333e.
- ↑ Eisen, Michael. "Giants sign DT Montori Hughes; release Kicker Randy Bullock". http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Giants-sign-DT-Montori-Hughes-release-Kicker-Randy-Bullock/2a7edc23-a83b-42d7-8cab-5c7f83235778.
- ↑ Eisen, Michael (October 11, 2016). "Giants sign DB Coty Sensabaugh, promote CB Deontae Skinner from practice squad". https://web.archive.org/web/20170908111900/http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Giants-sign-CB-Coty-Sensabaugh-promote-LB-Deontae-Skinner-from-practice-squad/4326d356-5206-4e4e-a22a-bf290826ea3e.
- ↑ Kissel, BJ (March 7, 2017). "Chiefs Signed Six Players to Reserve-Future Deals This Offseason". https://web.archive.org/web/20170805060222/http://www.chiefs.com/news/article-2/Chiefs-Signed-Six-Players-to-Reserve-Future-Deals-This-Offseason/85d976e0-aa8f-438e-a6f8-ef8e8f3d1161.
- ↑ Roesch, Wesley (August 4, 2017). "Chiefs waive DT Montori Hughes". http://chiefswire.usatoday.com/2017/08/04/chiefs-waive-dt-montori-hughes/.
- ↑ "01/03: Redskins Make Roster Move". January 3, 2018. http://www.redskins.com/news/article-1/0103-Redskins-Make-Roster-Move/f819ed4d-9fe8-4ff2-9646-5de0e202b243.
- ↑ Williams, Charean. "Washington cuts six players, including A.J. Francis, Montori Hughes". http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/04/30/washington-cuts-six-players-including-a-j-francis-montori-hughes/. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
- ↑ Munz, Jason (January 30, 2019). "AAF: The Memphis Express set their initial 52-man roster. Who made the cut?". The Commercial Appeal. https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/sports/2019/01/30/aaf-memphis-express-sets-roster-alliance-football-training-camp-mettenberger-singletary-hackenberg/2699085002/. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
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