Aaron Hunt (gridiron football)
|Born:||June 19, 1980|
Denison, Texas, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||270 lb (120 kg)|
|NFL draft||2003 / Round: 6 / Pick: 194|
|Drafted by||Denver Broncos|
|2003||Denver Broncos (NFL)|
|2003*||Arizona Cardinals (NFL)|
|2005||Hamburg Sea Devils (NFLE)|
|2006–2011||BC Lions (CFL)|
|2012||Montreal 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
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
In 2003, Hunt was selected in the sixth round (194th overall) by the Denver Broncos in the 2003 NFL Draft. He was released by Denver on September 4, 2003.
Hunt spent the last 3 weeks of the 2003 season on the Arizona Cardinals practice squad.
In 2004, Hunt spent training camp with the Miami Dolphins but was waived on August 27.
Denver Broncos (Hamburg Sea Devils)
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.
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.
After becoming a free agent in 2012, Hunt signed with the Montreal Alouettes on February 21, 2012. Hunt was released by Montreal on July 24, 2012, after four games, recording 4 tackles and 0 sacks in that span.
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.
- ^ "2003 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2023-03-27.
- ^ "Alouettes go Hunt-ing, sign DT". Archived from the original on 2015-09-23. Retrieved 2017-08-23.
- ^ Alouettes release former league all-star DT Hunt
- ^ The Canadian Press. "Linebacker Hunt retires as a member of the Roughriders". TSN.ca. TSN. Retrieved 28 October 2011.
- 1980 births
- Living people
- American football defensive linemen
- American players of Canadian football
- Arizona Cardinals players
- BC Lions players
- Canadian football defensive linemen
- Denver Broncos players
- Hamburg Sea Devils players
- Montreal Alouettes players
- People from Denison, Texas
- Players of American football from Texas
- Texas Tech Red Raiders football players
- Canadian Football League Rookie of the Year Award winners