Ryan Hunter

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Ryan Hunter
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Hunter with the Argonauts in 2022
No. 62 – Toronto Argonauts
Position:Offensive lineman
Personal information
Born: (1995-04-01) April 1, 1995 (age 27)
North Bay, Ontario
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:316 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school:Canisius High School, Buffalo, New York
College:Bowling Green
CFL Draft:2018 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9
Undrafted:2018
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
CFL status:National
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:3
Games started:0
Player stats at NFL.com · CFL.ca

Ryan Hunter (born April 1, 1995) is a Canadian gridiron football offensive lineman for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He has also been a member of the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL).

Amateur career[edit]

Hunter is from North Bay, Ontario. He moved to Buffalo, New York, during high school. He attended Canisius High School, and played for the school's football team. He was named the best offensive lineman in Western New York, and shared 2012 The Buffalo News Player of the Year Award with teammate Qadree Ollison.[1]

Hunter then attended Bowling Green State University, and played college football for the Bowling Green Falcons. He took a redshirt in his first year, and then played in 52 games for his next four years. He started all 12 games of his junior year at right tackle, and all 12 games in his senior year at left tackle.[1]

Professional career[edit]

After not getting selected in the 2018 NFL Draft, Hunter was drafted by Toronto Argonauts as the final pick (9th overall) of the first round of 2018 CFL Draft[2] but did not sign a contract with the team.

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Instead, Hunter signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent.[3] Hunter spent the 2018 season on the Chiefs' practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster in 2019.[4] After a loss, the Chiefs released Hunter, but they re-signed him to the practice squad. He was again promoted to the active roster, and was on the active roster for Super Bowl LIV in which the Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers 31-20.[5][6] He was waived during final roster cuts on September 5, 2020.[7]

Los Angeles Chargers[edit]

On October 1, 2020, Hunter was signed to the Los Angeles Chargers practice squad.[8] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Chargers on January 5, 2021.[9]

On August 31, 2021, Hunter was waived by the Chargers and re-signed to the practice squad the next day.[10][11] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Chargers on January 11, 2022.[12]

On August 30, 2022, Hunter was waived by the Chargers.[13]

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

On September 23, 2022, it was announced that Hunter had signed with the Toronto Argonauts.[14] He was a member of the 109th Grey Cup champions.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Canisius High grad Ryan Hunter has earned second chance on Chiefs' active roster – The Buffalo News". Buffalonews.com. January 28, 2020. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  2. ^ "ARGOS LAND RYAN HUNTER WITH FINAL PICK IN FIRST ROUND OF CFL DRAFT". Retrieved May 18, 2020.
  3. ^ "Briggs: Super Bowl-bound Hunter, Perrysburg girl form lasting bond". Toledo Blade. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  4. ^ "Chiefs Place S Juan Thornhill on Injured Reserve, Promote OL Ryan Hunter from Practice Squad". Si.com. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  5. ^ "Pro football player from North Bay caps 'up and down' season with trip to the Super Bowl | CBC News".
  6. ^ "Kansas City Chiefs win Super Bowl LIV". NFL. Retrieved February 2, 2020.
  7. ^ "Chiefs Roster Down to NFL-Mandated 53". Chiefs.com.
  8. ^ "Chargers sign OL Ryan Hunter". Bolts from the Blue. SB Nation. October 1, 2020.
  9. ^ "Los Angeles Chargers Re-Sign 10 Players to Contracts". Chargers.com. January 5, 2021.
  10. ^ "Chargers Reduce Roster to 53". Chargers.com. August 31, 2021.
  11. ^ "Chargers Announce Practice Squad and Claim Two Players Off Waivers". Chargers.com. September 1, 2021.
  12. ^ "Los Angeles Chargers Re-Sign 11 Players to Contracts". Chargers.com. January 11, 2022.
  13. ^ "Los Angeles Chargers Reduce Roster to 53 Players". Chargers.com. August 30, 2022.
  14. ^ "Boatmen sign former first-round pick OL Ryan Hunter". Toronto Argonauts. September 23, 2022.
  15. ^ https://www.baytoday.ca/local-news/north-bays-ryan-hunter-hoists-the-grey-cup-6132138

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