2008 FWAA First-Team All-America
Earned first-team All-America honors from the Football Writers Association of America in 2008, but spent much of 2009 sidelined with injury and saw action in just eight games with two starts ... Showed flashes of his All-America form down the stretch, including the bowl game ... In 2008, he became Oklahoma State's first All-America running back since Gerald Hudson in 1990 and joined teammate Dez Bryant as the first Cowboy sophomore position players to be named All-America since Thurman Thomas in 1985 ...Is No. 10 on OSU's all-time rushing chart with 2,633 yards ... For his career, he averages 6.02 yards per rush ... Was expected to redshirt in 2007 but played his way into an important role on the squad and ended the season as OSU's third leading rusher ... Named to The Sporting News' all-Big 12 freshman team ... One of the top big-play threats in the Cowboy arsenal ... One of just three players to be a unanimous selection to the Associated Press all-Big 12 first team ... Good student ... Two-time OSU academic achievement award winner ... Academic all-Big 12 selection ... Has been clocked at 4.38 in the 40.
2009 (Junior): Ran for 382 yards on 89 carries in eight games ... Wasn't truly healthy until the bowl game and he showed familiar form when ran for 94 yards on just nine carries against Ole Miss in the Cotton Bowl, including a 46-yard scamper ... Also caught two passes for six yards and returned two kickoffs for 41 yards against the Rebels ... Best rushing game pre-injury came when he ran for 75 yards in the win over No. 13 Georgia ... Did not play against Rice, Grambling State, Texas A&M, Missouri or Baylor ... Had just one carry against Texas ... Ran nine times for 47 yards at Iowa State and rushed 17 times for 68 yards against Texas Tech ... Managed 47 yards on 11 totes vs. Colorado.
2008 (Sophomore): The Big 12's leading rusher by more than 30 yards per game ... Enjoyed a sensational season that saw him run for 14 touchdowns and grab one TD pass (vs. OU) ... The nation's seventh leading rusher with 119.6 yards per game, including nine 100-yard rushing games ... His nine 100-yard outings in a single season represent the fifth best total in Cowboy history, behind only Heisman winner Barry Sanders (12), Heisman runner-up Terry Miller (11), all-Big 12 back Dantrell Savage (10) and All-American and NFL Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas (10) ... Ran for at least one score in 10 games ... Ran for 1,555 yards for the sixth best season total in OSU history ... Five of his rushing touchdowns and his lone TD catch came from beyond 20 yards ... For the season, he had 15 carries that covered at least 20 yards ... Longest run of the season was a critical 68-yard TD jaunt at No. 3 Missouri ... Ran for a 58-yard touchdown against Houston, a 43-yard score at Colorado and a 36-yard touchdown vs. Iowa State ... Against the nation's No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3-ranked teams (Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma), he averaged 133 yards and 6.7 yards per carry ... Set a career high with 210 yards on just 22 carries (9.5 yards per attempt) against Houston ... Ran for 169 yards vs. Troy and 161 at No. 1 Texas ... Opened the season with 107 yards and two scores against Washington State ... Had at least two rushing touchdowns against WSU, Houston, Missouri State, Troy, Texas Tech and Oregon ... Other 100-yard efforts included 132 against Missouri State, 154 vs. No. 3 Missouri, 104 vs. Iowa State and 112 at Texas Tech ... Finished third on the team with 22 receptions, including a 23-yard TD against Oklahoma ... Had a 31-yard catch and run at Texas.
2007 (Freshman): Led OSU with a 6.5-yard rushing average ... Ran for 696 yards and four scores ... Also caught 10 passes for 137 yards to rank seventh on the squad in receiving ... Carried the ball 16 times for 125 yards at Troy in his second game at the collegiate level ... His 125 rushing yards against the Trojans were the most for an OSU true freshman since David Thompson rushed for 155 yards against Kansas on Oct. 30, 1993 ... Followed up that effort with 113 yards (on 14 carries) in OSU's 49-45 win over Texas Tech ... His totals against the Raiders were highlighted by a 46-yard touchdown scamper ... His games against Troy and Tech made him the first OSU true freshman since Jamaal Fobbs (1997) to rush for 100 yards in consecutive games ... Carried the ball eight times for 57 yards (7.1 yards per carry) with a 33-yard touchdown run against Florida Atlantic in his first college game ... Also caught a 47-yard touchdown pass against the Owls ... Found the end zone for his third touchdown in his first four career games when he broke loose for a nine-yard run to cap the scoring in OSU's 39-3 win over Sam Houston State ... Piled up 64 yards on only nine carries (7.1 yards per carry) against the Bearkats ... Rushed for 82 yards on 10 carries at Texas A&M, highlighted by a 24-yard carry ... Carried the ball 10 times for 67 yards, including a 33-yard TD scamper, in the Cowboys' 45-14 win at Nebraska ... Also had two catches for 37 yards vs. the Huskers ... Carried the ball nine times for 65 yards (7.2 yards per carry) in the win over No. 25 Kansas State ... Added 77 yards on 15 carries at Baylor ... Had a 24-yard reception in the bowl win against Indiana.
High School: Rushed for 1,200 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior ... Also had 29 receptions for 429 yards ... Recorded a 1,000-yard rushing season as a junior ... Career totals included 2,799 rushing yards, 3,396 all-purpose yards and 32 touchdowns ... A second-team all-state pick ... A top-20 prospect in Texas, according to Texas Football ... A first-team all-east Texas selection ... Two-time first-team all-district selection ... Selected as America's No. 40 prospect at running back by Rivals.
Personal: Also considered TCU, Iowa State, Kansas State and Baylor among others ... Born Sept. 16, 1988, in Tyler ... Son of Freddie and Kenneth Hunter ... Education major ... Played for Thomas Brooks at John Tyler High School ... Also ran track.
Hunter's Career Rushing Stats Year G Att. Gain Loss Net Avg. TD Long Avg./G 2007 12 107 708 12 696 6.5 4 46 58.0 2008 13 241 1626 71 1555 6.5 16 68 119.6 2009 8 89 407 25 382 4.3 1 46 47.8 Career 33 437 2,741 108 2,633 6.02 21 68 79.8