Aaron Hunt (gridiron football)

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Aaron Hunt
No. 99
Born: (1980-06-19) June 19, 1980 (age 42)
Denison, Texas, U.S.
Career information
CFL statusAmerican
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight270 lb (120 kg)
CollegeTexas Tech
NFL draft2003 / Round: 6 / Pick: 194
Drafted byDenver Broncos
Career history
As player
2003Denver Broncos (NFL)
2003*Arizona Cardinals (NFL)
2005Hamburg Sea Devils (NFLE)
20062011BC Lions (CFL)
2012Montreal Alouettes (CFL)
Career highlights and awards

Aaron Hunt (born June 19, 1980, in Denison, Texas) is a professional Canadian football defensive tackle who most recently played for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.

College football career[edit]

Hunt attended Texas Tech University and played for the Texas Tech Red Raiders football team. He set a Big 12 record for most career sacks with 34, and it would stand until 2022 when it was equaled by Iowa State's Will McDonald.

Professional football career[edit]

Denver Broncos[edit]

In 2003, Hunt was selected in the sixth round (194th overall) by the Denver Broncos in the 2003 NFL Draft.[1] He was released by Denver on September 4, 2003.

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Hunt spent the last 3 weeks of the 2003 season on the Arizona Cardinals practice squad.

Miami Dolphins[edit]

In 2004, Hunt spent training camp with the Miami Dolphins but was waived on August 27.

Denver Broncos (Hamburg Sea Devils)[edit]

In 2005, Hunt re-signed with the Broncos in March 2005 and spent a season in NFL Europa. There, he played with the Hamburg Sea Devils and recorded 3 sacks and 23 total tackles. Hunt was waived by Denver on August 27.

BC Lions[edit]

In May 2006, Hunt was signed as a free agent by the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League and had a great first year. Hunt won the CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie Award and Jackie Parker Trophy for best rookie in the West Division. Hunt was named a 2006 West Division All-Star, and was a member of the Lions 2006 Grey Cup championship team.

Montreal Alouettes[edit]

After becoming a free agent in 2012, Hunt signed with the Montreal Alouettes on February 21, 2012.[2] Hunt was released by Montreal on July 24, 2012, after four games, recording 4 tackles and 0 sacks in that span.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Hunt is the younger brother of linebacker Reggie Hunt. The elder Hunt retired in 2011 after stints with the Edmonton Eskimos, Montreal Alouettes and Saskatchewan Roughriders.[4]


  1. ^ "2003 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2023-03-27.
  2. ^ "Alouettes go Hunt-ing, sign DT". Archived from the original on 2015-09-23. Retrieved 2017-08-23.
  3. ^ Alouettes release former league all-star DT Hunt
  4. ^ The Canadian Press. "Linebacker Hunt retires as a member of the Roughriders". TSN.ca. TSN. Retrieved 28 October 2011.

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