For the English footballer, see Rob Hunt (footballer).
Rob Hunt
Personal information
Born: (1981-03-03) March 3, 1981 (age 39)
Cavalier, North Dakota
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:301 lb (137 kg)
Career information
High school:Cavalier (ND)
College:North Dakota State
NFL Draft:2005 / Round: 5 / Pick: 165
Career history
* Indianapolis Colts ( 2005)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
* GWFC Offensive Lineman of the Year (2004)
  • FCS All America (2004)
  • FCS Rimington Trophy (2004)
  • Hula Bowl Maui All-Star (2005)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Nathan Robert "Rob" Hunt (born March 3, 1981) was an American football center and offensive lineman in the National Football League. Originally drafted by the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League in the fifth round of the 2005 NFL Draft.


Hunt attended Cavalier Public High School, where he was two-time All-Conference, All-Region, and All-State selection. He was also a three-time state wrestling qualifier and two-time state place winner, and state runner-up as a senior.[citation needed]

College careerEdit

Hunt attended North Dakota State University, where he majored in Corporate/Community Health and Fitness. He started 42 games on the Offensive line. He redshirted as a true freshman in 2000.

As a redshirt freshman in 2001, he started 10 games. He helped the team average 35 points and 335 yards-per-game. As a sophomore in 2002, he started 10 games, and helped the team average 338.2 yards-per-game. As a junior in 2003, he started 11 games. He was named a team captain, he also helped the team average 30.1 points and 355.5 yards-per-game. He did not allow Quarterback sack and allowed just one Quarterback pressure all season. He had 32 knockdown blocks and a 93.5% blocking consistency.[1] In his Senior season, NDSU football transitioned to Division I FCS football. Hunt was a team captain, the Conference Offensive Lineman of the Year, an FCS All-American and was awarded the 2004 Rimington Trophy as the top center in FCS football.[2] Hunt also played in the 2005 Hula Bowl Maui All-Star game held on January 22, 2005.[3]

In July 2017, Hunt was named to the NDSU Bison All-Fargodome team representing the Division II era of Bison football in commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Fargodome.[4]

National Football League (2005-2008) Edit

The Indianapolis Colts drafted Hunt in the 5th Round of the 2005 NFL Draft.[5] Hunt was released by the Colts near the end of Training Camp on August 30, 2005 and was signed to the Denver Broncos' practice squad on September 4, 2005.[6] Hunt spent the 2005 and 2006 seasons as a member of the Broncos practice squad, also playing for the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe in the 2006 offseason.[6]

Hunt was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs for the 2007 offseason and reported to training camp. Hunt appeared in preseason games on August 11, 2007 against the Cleveland Browns and August 16, 2007 against the Miami Dolphins, but was cut before the end of camp.[7]

Hunt spent the 2008 NFL offseason with the New Orelans VooDoo, see below, before being signed by the New Orleans Saints on July 1, 2008.[8] While with the Saints, he played in just one preseason game, against the Arizona Cardinals, and was inactive against Houston and Cincinnati.[9] However, on August 25, he was waived by the team.[10]

Arena Football League (2008)Edit

On November 28, 2007, Hunt signed with the New Orleans VooDoo of the Arena Football League, and played offensive line for the VooDoo throughout the 2008 season.[11]

On June 24, 2008, the VooDoo placed him on the Exempt: Other league list, because he was attending training camp with the New Orleans Saints.[12] On September 22, the VooDoo activated him from the Exempt: Other league list.[13] The New Orleans VooDoo ceased operations on October 13, 2008,[14] which entered Hunt as well as every other player for the VooDoo into the 2009 AFL Dispersal Draft. However, the Arena Football League subsequently cancelled the 2009 season leaving Hunt without both a team and a league.

After receiving no invites to NFL training camp for the 2009 NFL season and working out for a handful of NFL teams in the fall with no invites to a practice squad or roster, Hunt decided to retire from playing professional football.


Hunt served as an assistant offensive line/tight-end/strength and conditioning coach at Valley City State University during the 2009 season, taking over as the Offensive Coordinator in 2010, though retaining his duties with the offensive line and strength and conditioning. During his stint at VCSU, Hunt led the top rushing team in the Dakota Athletic Conference in 2010. VCSU also set a record-high 327 rushing yards against Dakota State and broke the record again later in the season, tallying 440 yards rushing against Mayville State (N.D.).[15]

In 2011, Hunt joined the coaching staff of the Minnesota State University Moorhead Dragons,[15] a NCAA Division II football school playing in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. Having served as offensive line coach, Hunt is currently the offensive coordinator for the Dragons. During Hunt's tenure as offensive coordinator, under the leadership of head coach Steve Laqua, the Dragon offense have set and broken numerous offensive records, including single-game yardage and single season yardage and the offense has posted top-five finishes in first downs in the nation. Back-to-Back Dragon quarterbacks have posted career yardage records for the school while Dragon running backs and receivers have posted school-record career numbers in yards, and receptions, and have been awarded all-conference, all-region and all-American honors.

See alsoEdit


  1. "Rob Hunt - 2004 Football" (in en).
  2. "Rimington Trophy Official Website: NCAA Division FCS Winners" (in en).
  3. "North Dakota State Center Rob Hunt to Play in Hula Bowl This Saturday" (in en).
  4. Inc., Midwest Communications. "NDSU Announces "All-Fargodome Team" to Celebrate 25th Year of Football" (in en-US).
  5. "Draft Finder Query Results |" (in en).
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Robert Hunt, OG, Free Agent".
  7. "Kansas City Chiefs v Cleveland Browns" (in en-US). Getty Images.
  8. "Saints Sign OL Rob Hunt & Isaiah Ross". New Orleans Saints. July 1, 2008. Retrieved December 4, 2008.
  9. Boudreaux, Nathan (August 27, 2008). "Checking in on AFL players in NFL training camp". Archived from the original on January 17, 2009. Retrieved December 4, 2008.
  10. "Saint Trim Roster". New Orleans Saints. August 25, 2008. Retrieved December 4, 2008.
  11. "New Orleans VooDoo Historical Team Transactions". Retrieved December 4, 2008.
  12. "Transactions: Tuedsday, June 24". Arena Football League. June 24, 2008. Retrieved December 4, 2008.[dead link]
  13. "Transactions: Monday, September 22". Arena Football League. September 22, 2008. Archived from the original on October 3, 2008. Retrieved December 4, 2008.
  14. Hogan, Nakia (2008-10-13). "New Orleans VooDoo is folding". Times-Picayune. Retrieved 2008-10-15.
  15. 15.0 15.1 "Minnesota State University Moorhead Athletics - 2018 Football Coaching Staff" (in en).

External linksEdit

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